Maxime Richard performs at the Red Bull Dolomitenmann in Lienz on September 9, 2017.
Maxime Richard is seen during the Red Bull Full Moon at La Capitainerie in Namur, Belgium on October 13, 2019.

Maxime
Richard

Belgium

Belgium

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Kayaking

From defending on the pitch to attacking on the water, Belgium's Maxime Richard is one kayaker to keep an eye on for future success.

Date of birth

14 April 1988

Place of birth

Dinant, Belgium

Age

34

Nationality

Belgium

Belgium

Career start

2004

Disciplines

Kayak Flat Water / White Water Kayaking

Born into a sporting family, Maxime Richard initially showed an interest in football where he played as a goalkeeper. But, with his father Marc on the national kayak team for more than 10 years, it was only a matter of time before Max found a boat, sat down and started paddling.

Before too long Max started to spend more time on the water and less time between the goalposts, eventually deciding to fully dedicate himself to kayaking where he was well supported by his family and coached by his father.