Elena Kaliská (SVK)

Elena Kaliská (SVK)

Canoe Slalom
Date of birth
19 January 1972
172 cm
66 kg
Liptovský Mikuláš, SVK
English, Slovak
Higher education
Physical Education - Matej Bel University: Banská Bystrica, SVK


General Interest

Erza (Athlete, 17 Sep 2000)
Tennis, good music. (osobnosti.sk, 16 Mar 2016)
In 2015 she had an operation on her spine and missed two months of training. (liptov.sme.sk, 30 Jun 2015)

At age 17 she broke her left hand after falling off her bicycle. (elenakaliska.com, 14 Feb 2015; Athlete, 17 Sep 2000)
Awards and honours
In 2010 she received the Stur State Award in Slovakia. (osobnosti.sk, 2011)

She was named Best Slovak Female Kayaker of the Year in 2007, 2008 and 2009. (canoeslalom.sk, 20 May 2016)

She was chosen as flag bearer of the Slovak team at the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing. (cas.sk, 19 Jul 2008)

She was named Best Kayaker of the Year in Slovakia in 2004 and 2005. (canoeslalom.sk, 20 May 2016)

In 2004 she was named Best Slovak Athlete of the Year. (elenakaliska.com, 14 Feb 2015)
Other information
She was the first Slovak female athlete in history to win an Olympic gold medal - at the 2004 Olympic Games in Athens. At the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing she repeated her success and won a second Olympic gold. (elenakaliska.com, 14 Feb 2015)

Sport Specific Information

When and where did you begin this sport?
She began paddling at age seven at the TU Zvolen club in Slovakia.
Club / Team
Kanoe Tatra Klub [KTK]: Liptovský Mikuláš, SVK
Name of coach
Robert Orokocky [national], SVK; Peter Cibak Sr. [personal], SVK, from 2015


World CupK111 September 20162016Women43Latest result
Oceania Open ChampionshipsK1Australia, Penrith21 February 20102010Women119.0110
Oceania Open ChampionshipsK1Australia, Penrith, NSW25 February 20122012Women14
Oceania Open ChampionshipsK1Australia, Penrith20 February 20162016Women103.9122Latest result
World CupK117 August 20142014Women16
World CupK116 August 20152015Women21
World CupK125 August 20132013Women7
World CupK12 September 20122012Women13
European ChampionshipsK1Italy, Mezzana25 June 20002000Women239.684
European ChampionshipsK1 TeamSlovakia, Bratislava12 July 20022002Women258.272
European ChampionshipsK1Germany, Augsburg31 August 19961996Women135.893
European ChampionshipsK1Czech Republic, Roudnice nad Labem23 August 19981998Women204.121Best result
World CupK111 June 20062006Women2
World CupK115 July 20072007Women9
World CupK16 July 20082008Women5
World CupK13 August 20092009Women21
World CupK124 July 20052005Women1Best result
World CupK125 July 20042004Women1Best result
European ChampionshipsK1 TeamItaly, Mezzana25 June 20002000Women140.911Best result
World CupK113 September 19981998Women2
World CupK13 October 19991999Women3
World CupK14 July 20102010Women3
World CupK114 August 20112011Women15
Olympic GamesK1China, Beijing15 August 20082008Women192.641Best result
Olympic GamesK1Greece, Athens18 August 20042004Women210.031Best result
Olympic GamesK1Australia, Sydney18 September 20002000Women255.954Best result
Olympic GamesK1United States, Atlanta, GA27 July 19961996Women190.4519
World ChampionshipsK1England, London19 September 20152015Women100.2039
World ChampionshipsK1 TeamEngland, London19 September 20152015Women134.735Best result
World ChampionshipsK1United States, McHenry, MD21 September 20142014Women120.8933
World ChampionshipsK1 TeamUnited States, McHenry, MD21 September 20142014Women140.313Best result
World ChampionshipsK1Czech Republic, Prague15 September 20132013Women134.579
World ChampionshipsK1 TeamCzech Republic, Prague15 September 20132013Women144.016
World ChampionshipsK1Slovakia, Bratislava10 September 20112011Women114.177
World ChampionshipsK1 TeamSlovakia, Bratislava11 September 20112011Women131.901Best result
World ChampionshipsK1Spain, La Seu d'Urgell13 September 20092009Women113.019
World ChampionshipsK1 TeamSpain, La Seu d'Urgell12 September 20092009Women118.142Best result
World ChampionshipsK1Brazil, Foz do Iguaçu23 September 20072007Women210.992Best result
World ChampionshipsK1 TeamBrazil, Foz do Iguaçu21 September 20072007Women244.674Best result
World ChampionshipsK1Czech Republic, Prague6 August 20062006Women229.684Best result
World ChampionshipsK1 TeamCzech Republic, Prague5 August 20062006Women268.874Best result
World ChampionshipsK1Australia, Penrith1 October 20052005Women219.861Best result
World ChampionshipsK1Germany, Augsburg25 July 20032003Women11
World ChampionshipsK1 TeamGermany, Augsburg26 July 20032003Women308.576
World ChampionshipsK1France, Bourg-Saint-Maurice25 August 20022002Women396.6410
World ChampionshipsK1 TeamFrance, Bourg-Saint-Maurice23 August 20022002Women310.454Best result
World ChampionshipsK1Spain, La Seu d'Urgell11 September 19991999Women230.976
World ChampionshipsK1 TeamSpain, La Seu d'Urgell9 September 19991999Women147.374Best result
World ChampionshipsK1Brazil, Três Coroas28 September 19971997Women297.257
World ChampionshipsK1 TeamBrazil, Três Coroas28 September 19971997Women175.315Best result
World ChampionshipsK1Italy, Mezzana11 July 19931993Women157.019
European ChampionshipsK1Slovakia, Liptovský Mikuláš15 May 20162016Women111.904Latest result
European ChampionshipsK1 TeamSlovakia, Liptovský Mikuláš15 May 20162016Women133.433Latest result
European ChampionshipsK1Austria, Vienna1 June 20142014Women99.978
European ChampionshipsK1 TeamAustria, Vienna1 June 20142014Women120.047
European ChampionshipsK1Poland, Kraków9 June 20132013Women106.6226
European ChampionshipsK1 TeamPoland, Kraków9 June 20132013Women124.054
European ChampionshipsK1Germany, Augsburg13 May 20122012Women18
European ChampionshipsK1 TeamGermany, Augsburg13 May 20122012Women126.393
European ChampionshipsK1Spain, La Seu d'Urgell11 June 20112011Women17
European ChampionshipsK1 TeamSpain, La Seu d'Urgell11 June 20112011Women125.433
European ChampionshipsK1England, Nottingham30 May 20092009Women104.241Best result
European ChampionshipsK1 TeamEngland, Nottingham30 May 20092009Women110.462
European ChampionshipsK1Poland, Kraków10 May 20082008Women205.544
European ChampionshipsK1 TeamPoland, Kraków9 May 20082008Women236.592
European ChampionshipsK1Slovakia, Liptovský Mikuláš16 June 20072007Women240.678
European ChampionshipsK1 TeamSlovakia, Liptovský Mikuláš15 June 20072007Women241.022
European ChampionshipsK1France, L'Argentière-la-Bessée2 July 20062006Women237.111Best result
European ChampionshipsK1 TeamFrance, L'Argentière-la-Bessée30 June 20062006Women277.241Best result
European ChampionshipsK1Slovenia, Tacen26 June 20052005Women221.706
European ChampionshipsK1 TeamSlovenia, Tacen24 June 20052005Women253.491Best result
European ChampionshipsK1FYR Macedonia, Skopje6 June 20042004Women209.401Best result
European ChampionshipsK1 TeamFYR Macedonia, Skopje4 June 20042004Women257.482
European ChampionshipsK1Slovakia, Bratislava14 July 20022002Women219.501Best result