Since October 2020, Diagraph has been sponsoring Jule Ramisch, a 15-year-old canoe slalom athlete.
Here is the profile of Jule Ramisch.
My name is Jule Ramisch, I am 15 years old and live with my family in Lüneburg.
Canoeing is my hobby.
People often ask me how I got into this sport. It all started with a canoe trip with my family on the Ilmenau river. It was there that I discovered the fun of canoeing and got the idea to do this as a sport.
After doing some research, I attended some classes for the beginner group of the Lüneburg canoe club and became a member in May 2018. After attending the classes 3 or 4 times, my coach at the time told me he could see me being part of the canoe slalom team. He felt that I had the potential for the sport and would enjoy slaloming and the competitive atmosphere. He was right.
After about 2 months of training in the slalom group, I was allowed to take part in my first regatta. This was the state championship in Lüneburg, where I came in second and was thus runner-up in my age group. After that I took part in some regattas in the age group “female students A K1”. For example,
- September 2018 – Regatta in Braunschweig – 2nd place
- May 2019 – Regatta in Rotenburg – 2nd place
- June 2019 – Regatta in Braunschweig – 3rd place
- September 2019 – Regatta in Lüneburg – 2nd place (vice national champion).
In mid-September 2019, I traded in the club boat for a boat of my own. I am very proud of this, as I saved up the money to buy it all by myself.
For those of you who are not familiar with canoing: A new slalom kayak costs from € 2,500 up; this is why used boats are in great demand and unfortunately only hard to find.
Since 2019 I have been canoing in the age group “girls K1”. Many regattas were cancelled due to the coronavirus. That’s unfortunate, because this year I joined the club MTV-Luhdorf/Roydorf in Winsen and have missed a couple of training sessions. So I’m happy that this year I could at least defend my title as “vice national champion” in the new age group for my new club.
At the regatta in Luhdorf in July, I took 2nd place in the first race and 1st place in the second race.
The North German Championship has been moved from Schwerte to Luhdorf this year and will take place on September 27, 2020. As there will be strong competition, I hope to be able to implement the skills I have acquired so far in order to achieve a good position.
Since quality equipment for this sport is quite expensive, as I have already pointed out, I would like to thank the company Diagraph for their kind support by way of sponsorship.
We wish Jule Ramisch good luck in the next tournaments and will keep you posted about her successes.