Erik Vlcek (SVK)

Erik Vlcek (SVK)

Canoe Sprint
Date of birth
29 December 1981
190 cm
89 kg
Marital status
Wife Denisa, daughters Lara [2009] and Sara [2013]
Komarno, SVK
English, Hungarian, Slovak


General Interest

Volf (, 15 Jun 2015)
Spending time with family, watching films, listening to music, sport. (, 15 Jun 2015)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning silver in the K4 1000m at the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing, and bronze at the 2004 Olympic Games in Athens. (, 15 Jun 2015)
Hero / Idol
German Formula One driver Michael Schumacher, Swiss road cyclist Fabian Cancellara, Swiss tennis player Roger Federer. (NOC, 14 Jul 2012)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Once I start doing something, I do it until the end." (, 22 Aug 2011)
Awards and honours
He was named the Slovakian Male Kayaker of the Year eight times between 2004 and 2014. (, 14 Dec 2011;, 26 Feb 2015)

He and his racing partner Juraj Tarr were named the 2014 Slovakian Canoe/Kayak Crew of the Year. He also won the award in 2011. (, 23 Jan 2015;, 14 Dec 2011)

Sport Specific Information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up the sport at age seven. "My parents and I were cycling and saw kids training in a kayak. My parents asked me if I wanted to try it too."
Why this sport?
His parents wanted to keep him busy.
Club / Team
SKP Bratislava: Slovakia
Name of coach
Peter Liker, SVK


World CupIndividual Kayak28 July 20022002Men134
European ChampionshipsK4 500mPoland, Poznan9 July 20002000Men1:21.9452
Olympic GamesK2 1000mBrazil, Rio de Janeiro18 August 20162016Men3:15.9168Latest result
Olympic GamesK4 1000mBrazil, Rio de Janeiro20 August 20162016Men3:05.0442Latest resultBest result
Olympic GamesK2 1000mEngland, London8 August 20122012Men3:12.5198
Olympic GamesK4 1000mEngland, London9 August 20122012Men2:56.7716
Olympic GamesK4 1000mChina, Beijing22 August 20082008Men2:56.5932Best result
Olympic GamesK4 1000mGreece, Athens27 August 20042004Men2:59.3143Best result
Olympic GamesK4 1000mAustralia, Sydney30 September 20002000Men2:57.6964Best result
World ChampionshipsK2 1000mItaly, Milan22 August 20152015Men3:12.4824Best result
World ChampionshipsK4 1000mItaly, Milan23 August 20152015Men2:56.1021Best result
World ChampionshipsK2 500mRussia, Moscow10 August 20142014Men1:28.1871Best result
World ChampionshipsK2 1000mRussia, Moscow9 August 20142014Men1Best result
World ChampionshipsK2 500mGermany, Duisburg1 September 20132013Men1:33.7537
World ChampionshipsK2 1000mGermany, Duisburg31 August 20132013Men3:27.1879
World ChampionshipsK2 1000mHungary, Szeged19 August 20112011Men3:20.6261Best result
World ChampionshipsK4 1000mHungary, Szeged20 August 20112011Men2:50.0264Best result
World ChampionshipsK4 1000mPoland, Poznan21 August 20102010Men2:58.72910
World ChampionshipsK4 200mCanada, Dartmouth16 August 20092009Men30.5252Best result
World ChampionshipsK4 1000mCanada, Dartmouth15 August 20092009Men2:58.5933Best result
World ChampionshipsK4 500mGermany, Duisburg12 August 20072007Men1:20.0451Best result
World ChampionshipsK4 1000mGermany, Duisburg11 August 20072007Men3:05.6253Best result
World ChampionshipsK4 500mHungary, Szeged20 August 20062006Men1:20.6061Best result
World ChampionshipsK4 1000mHungary, Szeged19 August 20062006Men2:58.7135
World ChampionshipsK2 500mCroatia, Zagreb28 August 20052005Men1:31.0756
World ChampionshipsK4 1000mCroatia, Zagreb27 August 20052005Men2:56.5582Best result
World ChampionshipsK4 500mUnited States, Gainesville, GA14 September 20032003Men1:20.4091Best result
World ChampionshipsK4 1000mUnited States, Gainesville, GA13 September 20032003Men2:55.2911Best result
World ChampionshipsK4 500mSpain, Seville1 September 20022002Men1:22.8921Best result
World ChampionshipsK4 1000mSpain, Seville31 August 20022002Men2:52.8371Best result
World ChampionshipsK4 500mPoland, Poznan26 August 20012001Men1:22.0663Best result
World ChampionshipsK4 1000mPoland, Poznan25 August 20012001Men2:58.9836
European ChampionshipsK4 500mRussia, Moscow25 June 20162016Men1:20.5602Latest result
European ChampionshipsK4 1000mRussia, Moscow26 June 20162016Men2:51.6401Latest resultBest result
European ChampionshipsK2 500mCzech Republic, Racice3 May 20152015Men1:31.6682
European ChampionshipsK2 1000mCzech Republic, Racice2 May 20152015Men10
European ChampionshipsK2 500mGermany, Brandenburg13 July 20142014Men1:32.1436
European ChampionshipsK2 1000mGermany, Brandenburg12 July 20142014Men3:07.9053
European ChampionshipsK4 1000mPortugal, Montemor-o-Velho16 June 20132013Men3:01.6968
European ChampionshipsK2 1000mCroatia, Zagreb23 June 20122012Men3:15.5513
European ChampionshipsK4 1000mCroatia, Zagreb24 June 20122012Men2:55.1116
European ChampionshipsK2 500mSerbia, Belgrade19 June 20112011Men1:30.6012
European ChampionshipsK4 1000mSerbia, Belgrade18 June 20112011Men2:53.4289
European ChampionshipsK4 1000mSpain, Trasona3 July 20102010Men2:55.5724
European ChampionshipsK4 1000mGermany, Brandenburg27 June 20092009Men2:56.3232
European ChampionshipsK4 500mItaly, Milan17 May 20082008Men1:20.6551Best result
European ChampionshipsK4 1000mItaly, Milan18 May 20082008Men3:02.8761Best result
European ChampionshipsK4 500mSpain, Pontevedra1 July 20072007Men1:25.2101Best result
European ChampionshipsK4 1000mSpain, Pontevedra30 June 20072007Men3:02.8121Best result
European ChampionshipsK4 500mCzech Republic, Racice9 July 20062006Men1:20.1361Best result
European ChampionshipsK4 1000mCzech Republic, Racice8 July 20062006Men2:50.3771Best result
European ChampionshipsK2 500mPoland, Poznan31 July 20052005Men1:30.6004
European ChampionshipsK4 1000mPoland, Poznan30 July 20052005Men2:49.8751Best result