Elena KALISKA (SVK)

SKSlovakia
Age:
48 years
Languages:
English, Slovak
Federation:
SLOVAK CANOEING
Elena Kaliská (SVK)

Biography

Further Personal Information

NICKNAME
Erza
PLACE OF RESIDENCE
Liptovský Mikuláš
OCCUPATION
Athlete
HIGHER EDUCATION
 Physical Education - Matej Bel University: Banská Bystrica, SVK
WHEN/WHERE DID YOU START CANOEING/ KAYAKING?
She began paddling at age seven at the TU Zvolen club in Slovakia
HOBBIES
Tennis, good music
CLUB
Kanoe Tatra Klub [KTK]: Liptovský Mikuláš, SVK
NAME OF COACH
Robert Orokocky [national], SVK; Peter Cibak Sr. [personal], SVK, from 2015
MEMORABLE SPORTING ACHIEVEMENT
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)

AWARDS AND HONORS
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)