Camille Prigent

Camille Prigent Hiko Team Rider

DOB: December 18th, 1997
Natural habitat: Canoe slalom (K1)
Nationality: FRA
Career Highlights: 
+1st place World Championship U23 Ivrea 2018
+1st place Team World Champion Team Rio 2018
+ 3rd place medalist U23 Europeans 2017
+ 3rd placeJunior Worlds 2013 and 2015
+1st place  YOG Nanjing 2014
Where and when did you start paddling? 
"I started in my club in Rennes when I was 9 years old but I think my parents made me paddle before that when I was a baby 😂"
Why are you doing this sport?
"I started because my parents were kayakers and made me try. I really enjoyed going on summer training camps everywhere in Europe so I never stopped."
What is your favorite course? 
"My favorite course is Prague ❤️"
What was your best experience in kayaking?
"I think my best experience was to go to the Olympics to do the demonstration with Amy, We were training on the Olympic course with all the best athletes and visiting the best places in Rio.
I also really liked last year when I won the U23 worlds in Ivrea and could share this moment with my family and the team :)"
What is the best and worst part of training?
"Best part for me is in the summer when we can stay forever on the water and just play. The worst part is when I have to go in the gym again after a while without..."
What are your goals and plans for the future? 
"My goals for the futur are to qualify for the Olympics in Tokyo 2020 and in Paris 2024 and bring back a medal :)  
What do you like to do when you are not in a kayak? I like to travel and spend time with my friends."
Who has influenced you the most in kayaking? 
"I think my parents as they gave me the love of kayaking but also all my training partners because they are making training much more fun :)"
Who is the best kayaker in the world and who do you like to follow on IG?
"I think it’s Jess Fox she is so impressive ! I like to follow Denis Gargaud because his daughters in his stories are so cute 😁"
What are you better in than Mish?
 "In UNO 😜"
How is it like to date a kayaker?
"It’s so cool because you can train together and support each other 😊 and you travel together everywhere!"