Anna KOZISKOVA (CZE)

CZCzech Republic
Age:
36 years
Languages:
English and little bit German (passive)
Federation:
CZECH CANOE UNION - CCU
Anna Koziskova

Biography

Further Personal Information

NICKNAME
Fakírka (like a faquir - the person who can walk through fire or who can levitate :) )
PREV. NAMES
My past surname was Anna Adamová but I am getting divorced so probably I will go back to my old surname again:(
PLACE OF RESIDENCE
I lived in Pilsen but I have been training in our capital city - Prague and I am going to live here, and through the autumn and spring since 2012 I have been always in South Africa to race Fish canoe marathon and Dusi canoe marathon and before 2012 I trained the whole November and the whole February and March in Chula Vista - USA (the Olympic centre). Sometimes I go to Sabaudia and the last 2 years to Gavirate (Italy).
OCCUPATION
I have been an professional athlete or I am trying to be :), but I have been as well a yoga teacher and HEAT program instructor
HIGHER EDUCATION
I completed a Bachelor of Sport Management in 2011 at the Technical University in Liberec (Czech Republic)
WHEN/WHERE DID YOU START CANOEING/ KAYAKING?
1998, together with my twins brother Jakub Adam, our father had a girlfriend in this time and she was a paddling coach in the city where we lived
HOBBIES
Reading, yoga, bee keeping, garden and mostly cooking and baking
CLUB
ASC Dukla Prague
NAME OF COACH
Petr Náprstek
SENIOR INTERNATIONAL DEBUT COMPETITION
Since I became a senior woman I raced at ECH and WCH in sprint and as well in marathon, every year
MEMORABLE SPORTING ACHIEVEMENT
I won a WCH in marathon 2015 in Gyor and as well the other second and third places at WCH and ECH in marathon (I have got 12 medals :) ). And I really appreciate my winning at Fish canoe marathon (3times) and Dusi canoe marathon
MOST INFLUENTIAL PERSON IN CAREER
Lots of people from our army club where I have been influence me and encourage me
SUPERSTITIONS/ RITUALS/ BELIEFS
A several stones - rose quartz and some necklaces
SPORTING PHILOSOPHY/ MOTTO
I agree... and as well to stay positive in every moment...and enjoy the races even though if you are not a winner!!
FAVOURITE PADDLING COURSE
I love all places
FAVOURITE FOOD
Gyros and baked chicken with roasted potatoes
FAVOURITE MUSIC
Pop music, rap, reggae music
AMBITIONS
I would love to qualify to Olympic games, pleeeeaaase
AWARDS AND HONORS
I can’t remember the years : several awards like a best kayak woman of the year in my country
OTHER SPORTS
Lots of nice results in cross-country skiing (Vis a Ski Classics - around 10th -20th places) and in running races, and I used to do a downhill skiing and sport gymnastics competitive