Jan Batik (SVK)

SKSlovakia
Date of birth:
17 January 1986
Federation:
SLOVAK CANOEING
Ján Bátik (SVK)

Biography

General Interest

Hobbies
Hockey, football, hiking, climbing, alpine skiing. (ktklm.sk, 18 May 2016)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning the gold medal in C2 at the 2016 European Championships in Liptovsky Mikulas, Slovakia. (sport.sme.sk, 15 May 2016)
Other information
PARTNER
He competes in C2 with Tomas Kucera. The pair competed individually before coach Juraj Ondko suggested they should team up. "When you compete alone, you are solely responsible for yourself. With two it is more complicated because you need to complement each other. We are friends but there are also difficult moments," Kucera said. (pravda.sk, 24 Jun 2015)

Sport Specific Information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He began paddling at age 12.
Club / Team
Dukla Banska Bystrica Army Sports Centre: Slovakia
Name of coach
Robert Orokocky [national]; Stanislav Gejdos [personal]
Training Regime
He estimates he spends 900 hours training on the water each year.

Further Personal Information

Date of birth
17 January 1986
Height
176 cm
Weight
75 kg
Marital status
Married
Family
Wife Simona Batikova.
Residence
Liptovský Mikuláš, SVK
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
Slovak