Neubrandenburg canoe legend Andreas Ditmer made a surprising decision.
It’s gone quickly: After just a year as Canada’s men’s national coach, former Neubrandenburg star Anu Andreas Dittmer is stepping down and moving back to Canada. The 49-year-old made the announcement on Tuesday evening during a sponsorship event at SC Neubrandenburg. He will assume his position as the national coach in Canada on January 1, 2022.
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Ditmer did not wish to comment on the exact reasons for his surprise departure from the German Canoe Association (DKV). Everything didn’t turn out as he had imagined, he said. A lot is changing in the Sangh, there is uncertainty among the people. The Canadian Canoe Association eventually made him a good offer, which he accepted. It’s a return to North America for Andreas Ditmer. He was already working as a national coach in Canada from March 2018 until DKV knocked out the previous year. There, Neubrandenberger assumed his position as the Canadian men’s national coach on October 1, 2020.
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During his career, the canoeing specialist from SC Neubrandenburg won Olympic gold in 1996 in Atlanta, four years later in Sydney, and in 2004 in Athens. In addition, Andreas Ditmer was an eight-time world champion in single and double Canadian.