2004 / 2021
Started in / Retired in
u23 world champion
Medals at World-/European Championships
Medals at World-/European Championships
Florian Breuer started his career in Nuremberg, Germany and began making waves early on by securing multiple youth national titles. Upon moving to Augsburg, Germany in 2009, he fully immersed himself in the world-class training opportunities available. By age 15, he was a key player on the German U18 National Team. His steadfast commitment was evident when he secured gold at the Junior World Championships in Sydney in 2014 and later clinched the U23 World Championship title in Krakow, Poland, in 2016 at the age of just 19 years. These victories led to nominations for the “Junior Athlete of the Year” by Deutsche Sporthilfe and the “Emerging Paddler of the Year” at the World Paddle Awards. Throughout his illustrious career, Breuer accumulated an impressive total of 15 international medals from World and European Championships before he retired due to health reasons and a fracture in the left hand.
At the age of 15, Florian Breuer qualified for the U18 national team for the first time, and competed in the U18 World Championships in Wausau (USA), as well as winning his first European championship title in the team event at the European Championships in Solkan (SLO).
At the age of 16, Florian Breuer won his first international individual medal. He finished in third place at the U18 European Championships in Bourg Saint Maurice (FRA), behind double world champion Cedric Joly (18) and vice world champion Lukas Rohan (18). Unfortunately, Breuer was injured during his semifinal run at the World Championships in Liptovsky Mikulas (SVK), but he and his team were still able to win the silver medal.
In Sydney (AUS), Florian Breuer won the U18 World Championships and his first world championship title. Later on, he was able to secure the silver medal at the U18 European Championships, and was nominated as a replacement for Sideris Tasiadis at the professional World Championships in Deep Creek (USA) at the age of 17. He finished in 24th place, making him one of the youngest participants.
Furthermore, Breuer was nominated by the Stiftung Deutsche Sporthilfe as the junior athlete of the year 2014 (across all sports nationwide).
At the U18 World Championships in Foz do Iguacu (BRA), Florian Breuer was unable to defend his world title due to a controversial decision in the semifinals, in his final year in the U18 category. However, he still managed to win the world title with the team and earned bronze medals in both individual and team events at the U18 European Championships.
In his first year in the U23 category, at the age of 19, Florian Breuer won the World Championship title in Krakow (POL) and finished fourth with only 0.04 seconds behind at the U23 European Championship in Solkan (SLO). Breuer also won the bronze medal with the team at both the U23 World Championship and the U23 European Championship, and he made it to the World Cup team.
After a disappointing start to the national team qualifications, Breuer had to settle for a spot on the U23 team. At the U23 World Championships in Bratislava, Breuer was able to climb back onto the podium and win the bronze medal. While he narrowly missed the final at the U23 European Championships, he was able to help his team win the silver medal.
After a strong start to the qualification weekend, Florian Breuer had to cope with severe health issues, which forced him to take a break for the entire 2018 season and seek medical treatment.
In his comeback season, Florian Breuer was able to secure a spot on the adult national team and for Olympic qualification for Tokyo 2020. However, after a successful return, Breuer once again faced health limitations, which led to him only being able to participate in one World Cup, the European Championship, and the World Championship.
In the season affected by the Corona lockdown, all competitions were cancelled except for a postponed qualification and a last-minute U23 European Championship. Breuer was able to win the bronze medal with the team at the European Championship.
After 8 years, 6 world championship medals, and 9 European championship medals, Florian Breuer ended his active career as a professional athlete.