Filip Dvorak (CZE)

CZCzech Republic
Date of birth:
30 July 1988
Federation:
CZECH CANOE UNION - CCU
Filip Dvorak (CZE)

Biography

General Interest

Hobbies
Listening to music, sport, cross-country skiing, surfing. (baku2015.com, 15 Jun 2015)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning bronze medals in the C2 500m and the C2 1000m at the 2013 World Championships in Duisburg, Germany. (baku2015.com, 15 Jun 2015)
Hero / Idol
Czech hockey player Jaromir Jagr, French footballer Thierry Henry. (kanoe.cz, 18 Mar 2014)
Injuries
He missed the entire 2009 season due to illness. (radondvorak.cz, 14 Jun 2015)
Superstitions / Rituals / Beliefs
He has an obsession with wiping the boat before a race. (NOC, 19 Jul 2012)
Awards and honours
He and racing partner Jaroslav Randon were named 2011 Crew of the Year by the Czech Canoe Federation. (kanoe.cz, 04 Jan 2012)
Famous relatives
His father Libor and his grandfather Bedrich competed in canoe sprint. Libor finished fourth in the C1 1000m at the 1980 Olympic Games in Moscow. His grandfather was also a canoe coach. (radondvorak.cz, 14 Jun 2015)

Sport Specific Information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He began paddling in 1994.
Why this sport?
The sport is a family tradition. His father and grandfather competed at an elite level. Dvorak followed their influence.
Club / Team
Dukla Praha: Czech Republic
Name of coach
Libor Dvorak [father], CZE; Pavel Hottmar [national], CZE
Training Regime
In January 2016 he and his racing partner Jaroslav Radon spent 66 days at a training camp in the United States of America.

Further Personal Information

Date of birth
30 July 1988
Height
189 cm
Weight
90 kg
Residence
Prague, CZE
Occupation
Army, Athlete
Languages
Czech, English
Higher education
International Trade - Metropolitan University : Prague, CZE