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Kahena Kunze
Kunze at the 2015 Pan American Games
Personal information
Born 12 March 1991 (1991-03-12) (age 30)
São Paulo, Brazil
Height 172 cm
Weight 68 kg
Sailing career
Class(es) 420, 49er FX
Club Iate Clube do Rio de Janeiro
Coach Javier Torres del Moral

Kahena Kunze (born 12 March 1991) is a Brazilian sailor in the 49er FX class. Together with Martine Grael she won the 49er FX class at the 2014 ISAF Sailing World Championships and a gold medal in the inaugural 49er FX race, during the 2016 Rio Olympics, a feat both repeated at Tokyo 2020.

She is the daughter of Claudio Kunze, a former sailor who won a junior world championship in the Penguin class. Her name is an homage to the warrior Kahina.


Year Competition Venue Position Event
2010 470 World Championships The Hague, Netherlands 7th 470 class
2011 ISAF Sailing World Championships Perth, Australia 8th 470 class
2012 470 World Championships Barcelona, Spain 8th 470 class
2013 49er & 49er FX World Championships Marseille, France 2nd 49er FX class
2014 ISAF Sailing World Championships Santander, Spain 1st 49er FX class
2015 49er & 49er FX World Championships Buenos Aires, Argentina 2nd 49er FX class
2016 49er & 49er FX World Championships Clearwater, USA 6th 49er FX class
2016 2016 Summer Olympics Rio de Janeiro, Brazil 1st 49er FX class
2017 49er & 49er FX World Championships Matosinhos, Portugal 2nd 49er FX class
2019 49er & 49er FX World Championships Auckland, New Zealand 2nd 49er FX class
2021 2020 Summer Olympics Tokyo, Japan 1st 49er FX class
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