Canoe Polo Germany
After having von the gold medal at The World Games 2017, the German Canoe Polo team was one of the favorites for the title at the World Championships in 2018.
Two weeks before the Championships, one of the teammates, Fiete Junge, suddenly died from meningitis. The team vowed to carry on in the memory of their teammate, and there was not a dry eye in
the house when they went on to win their first ever World Championship title. The team immediately dedicated their win to Fiete Junge.