Kahena Kunze
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Kunze at the 2015 Pan American Games
Personal information
Born (1991-03-12) 12 March 1991 (age 31)
São Paulo, Brazil[1]
Height172 cm (5 ft 8 in)[1]
Weight68 kg (150 lb)
Sailing career
Class(es)420, 49er FX
ClubIate Clube do Rio de Janeiro
CoachJavier Torres del Moral
Medal record
Sailing
Representing  Brazil
Olympic Games
Gold medal – first place 2016 Rio de Janeiro 49er FX
Gold medal – first place 2020 Tokyo 49er FX
World Championships
Gold medal – first place 2014 Santander 49er FX
Silver medal – second place 2013 Marseille 49er FX
Silver medal – second place 2015 Buenos Aires 49er FX
Silver medal – second place 2017 Matosinhos 49er FX
Silver medal – second place 2019 Auckland 49er FX
Bronze medal – third place 2021 Al-Mussanah 49er FX
Pan American Games
Gold medal – first place 2019 Lima 49er FX
Silver medal – second place 2015 Toronto 49er FX
Star Sailors League
Crew
rank
Highest:
2
1 March 2022:
3

Kahena Kunze (born 12 March 1991) is a Brazilian sailor in the 49er FX class.[2] Together with Martine Grael she won the 49er FX class at the 2014 ISAF Sailing World Championships[3] and a gold medal in the inaugural 49er FX race, during the 2016 Rio Olympics,[4] a feat both repeated at Tokyo 2020.[5]

Life

She is the daughter of Claudio Kunze, a former sailor who won a junior world championship in the Penguin class. Her name is an homage to the warrior Kahina.[6]

Achievements

As of 27 September 2015[7]
Year Competition Venue Position Event
2010 470 World Championships The Hague, Netherlands 7th 470 class
2011 ISAF Sailing World Championships Perth, Australia 8th 470 class
2012 470 World Championships Barcelona, Spain 8th 470 class
2013 49er & 49er FX World Championships Marseille, France 2nd 49er FX class
2014 ISAF Sailing World Championships Santander, Spain 1st 49er FX class
2015 49er & 49er FX World Championships Buenos Aires, Argentina 2nd 49er FX class
2016 49er & 49er FX World Championships Clearwater, USA 6th 49er FX class
2016 2016 Summer Olympics Rio de Janeiro, Brazil 1st 49er FX class
2017 49er & 49er FX World Championships Matosinhos, Portugal 2nd 49er FX class
2019 49er & 49er FX World Championships Auckland, New Zealand 2nd 49er FX class
2021 2020 Summer Olympics Tokyo, Japan 1st 49er FX class
2021 49er & 49er FX World Championships Al-Mussanah, Oman 3rd 49er FX class

References

  1. ^ a b Kahena Kunze. cob.org.br
  2. ^ "Martine Grael Kahena Kunze". 49er.org.
  3. ^ "World Sailor of the Year – About – ISAF – World Sailing – Official Website : Martine Grael & Kahena Kunze (BRA)". sailing.org.
  4. ^ NEWSFLASH - Brazil wins 49erFX gold by 2 seconds from New Zealand
  5. ^ "Martine Grael and Kahena Kunze win gold for Brazil in the women's skiff 49er FX". Olympic Games. Retrieved 3 August 2021.
  6. ^ http://odia.ig.com.br/esporte/2015-08-22/e-se-nos-fossemos-engenheiras-ambientais.html
  7. ^ Kahena Kunze. sailing.org
Awards Preceded byPoliana Okimoto Brazilian Sportswomen of the Yearalongside Martine Grael 2014 Succeeded byIncumbent