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Claudia HOLZNER
Sport Artistic Swimming
NOC Canada   
GenderWomen
Born08 Feb 1994 in Calgary, CAN
Height1.71 m
 Human Interest 
Further Personal Information
Family
Partner Nicolas Cote
Residence
Montreal, QC, CAN
Occupation
Athlete, Coach
Languages
English, French, German
Higher education
Business, Language Studies - French - Concordia University: Montreal, QC, CAN
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
She took up the sport at age eight in Calgary, AB, Canada.
Why this sport?
She first became aware of artistic swimming after watching the sport at the 2000 Olympic Games in Sydney. She initially took part in gymnastics but switched to artistic swimming in 2002. "It is such an artistic sport. I love being able to perform for the audiences and feel the support from the crowd. It has given me the freedom to create. Compared to gymnastics, it's nicer to land on your face in the water than on the beam."
Club / Team
Calgary Aquabelles: Canada
Name of coach
Gabor Szauder [national], Katarzyna Kulesza [national]
General Interest
Nicknames
Clauds, Clauss (olympic.ca, 26 Jul 2015; synchro.ca, 06 Mar 2016)
Hobbies
Yoga, singing, playing the piano, dancing, scrapbooking, collecting key chains, skiing, cycling, hiking, picnics, cooking, arts and crafts, watching TV. (claudiaholzner.com, 28 May 2018; olympic.ca, 26 Jul 2015; synchro.ca, 06 Mar 2016; aquaevitae365.com, 01 Dec 2016)
Sporting philosophy / motto
“She believed she could, so she did." (synchro.ca, 06 Mar 2016)
Ambitions
To win a medal at the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo. (aquaevitae365.com, 05 Apr 2017)
Other information
ROAD TO RIO DOCUMENTARY
She was one of two narrators of the sports documentary 'Perfect', which followed the Canadian artistic swimming team's attempt to qualify for the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. Holzner is the English narrator of the film, while her national teammate Marie-Lou Morin is the French narrator. (Instagram profile, 28 May 2018; cbc.ca, 03 Nov 2016; thesuburban.com, 04 Aug 2016)

 Competition Highlights
World Championships
Rank Year Venue Event Result
7 2019 Gwangju, KOR Team Technical Routine  
6 2019 Gwangju, KOR Duet Technical Routine 88.865 
4 2019 Gwangju, KOR Team Highlights 89.933 
7 2019 Gwangju, KOR Team Free Routine  
7 2019 Gwangju, KOR Duet Free Routine 89.766
7 2017 Budapest, HUN Team Free Routine 88.800
7 2017 Budapest, HUN Team Technical Routine 86.204
7 2017 Budapest, HUN Duet Free Routine 89.000
7 2017 Budapest, HUN Duet Technical Routine 87.652
6 2015 Kazan, RUS Free Routine Combination 90.367
6 2015 Kazan, RUS Team Technical Routine 88.889 
7 2015 Kazan, RUS Team Free Routine 90.000
5 2013 Barcelona, ESP Free Routine Combination 90.410