Jan Sterba (CZE)

Jan Sterba (CZE)

CZCzech Republic
Canoe Sprint
Date of birth
01 June 1981
183 cm
83 kg
Prague, CZE
Athlete, Coach
Czech, English
Higher education
Physical Education - Charles University: Prague, CZE


General Interest

Sterbon, Tony (baku2015.com, 16 Jun 2015)
Sport. (baku2015.com, 16 Jun 2015)
Memorable sporting achievement
Meeting the fans at the Czech Olympic House after winning a bronze medal at the 2012 Olympic Games in London. (kanoe.cz, 18 Mar 2014)
Hero / Idol
Norwegian sprint paddler Knut Holmann, Czech sprint paddler Martin Doktor. (kanoe.cz, 18 Mar 2014)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"It strikes me how many athletes devote lots of time and energy to training sessions but still pay minimum attention to thinking the process through." (kanoe.cz, 13 Oct 2009)
Awards and honours
He was named in the Crew of the Year by the Czech Canoe Union in 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2015. (aktualne.cz, 11 Jan 2016; kanoe.cz, 15 Jan 2015)

Sport Specific Information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up the sport at age 12. He began competing in canoe sprint in 2002.
Why this sport?
His father introduced him to the sport.
Club / Team
ASC Dukla Praha: Czech Republic
Name of coach
Pavel Hottmar [national], CZE; Jerzy Dziadkowiec, POL


Olympic GamesK2 1000mBrazil, Rio de Janeiro18 August 20162016Men3:25.96612Latest result
Olympic GamesK4 1000mBrazil, Rio de Janeiro20 August 20162016Men3:05.1763Latest resultBest result
Olympic GamesK4 1000mEngland, London9 August 20122012Men2:55.8503Best result
World ChampionshipsK4 1000mItaly, Milan23 August 20152015Men2:58.1393Latest resultBest result
World ChampionshipsK4 1000mRussia, Moscow10 August 20142014Men2:46.7241Best result
World ChampionshipsK1 4 x 200m RelayRussia, Moscow10 August 20142014Men2:30.30111
World ChampionshipsK4 1000mGermany, Duisburg1 September 20132013Men2:59.3752Best result
World ChampionshipsK2 1000mHungary, Szeged19 August 20112011Men3:25.9248Best result
World ChampionshipsK4 1000mHungary, Szeged20 August 20112011Men2:50.4346Best result
World ChampionshipsK1 500mPoland, Poznan22 August 20102010Men1:40.55710Best result
World ChampionshipsK4 1000mPoland, Poznan21 August 20102010Men2:56.0233Best result
World ChampionshipsK1 4 x 200m RelayPoland, Poznan22 August 20102010Men2:32.34813
World ChampionshipsK2 500mCanada, Dartmouth16 August 20092009Men1:32.06911
World ChampionshipsK4 1000mCanada, Dartmouth15 August 20092009Men2:59.1094Best result
World ChampionshipsK1 4 x 200m RelayCanada, Dartmouth16 August 20092009Men2:33.36510Best result
World ChampionshipsK4 1000mGermany, Duisburg11 August 20072007Men15
World ChampionshipsK4 200mHungary, Szeged20 August 20062006Men30.4174Best result
World ChampionshipsK4 200mCroatia, Zagreb28 August 20052005Men30.5894Best result
European ChampionshipsK2 1000mCzech Republic, Racice2 May 20152015Men3:19.9763Latest resultBest result
European ChampionshipsK4 1000mCzech Republic, Racice3 May 20152015Men2:57.2801Latest resultBest result
European ChampionshipsK4 1000mGermany, Brandenburg13 July 20142014Men2:54.8241Best result
European ChampionshipsK2 1000mPortugal, Montemor-o-Velho15 June 20132013Men3:11.6873Best result
European ChampionshipsK4 1000mPortugal, Montemor-o-Velho16 June 20132013Men2:55.8061Best result
European ChampionshipsK4 1000mSerbia, Belgrade18 June 20112011Men2:51.9047
European ChampionshipsK2 500mSpain, Trasona4 July 20102010Men1:29.8255Best result
European ChampionshipsK4 1000mSpain, Trasona3 July 20102010Men2:55.3163Best result
European ChampionshipsK2 500mGermany, Brandenburg28 June 20092009Men1:29.6196Best result
European ChampionshipsK4 1000mGermany, Brandenburg27 June 20092009Men2:56.7603Best result
European ChampionshipsK2 1000mItaly, Milan17 May 20082008Men10
European ChampionshipsK4 200mSpain, Pontevedra1 July 20072007Men31.7565Best result
European ChampionshipsK4 1000mSpain, Pontevedra30 June 20072007Men3:07.4258
European ChampionshipsK4 200mCzech Republic, Racice9 July 20062006Men29.9892Best result
European ChampionshipsK4 500mCzech Republic, Racice9 July 20062006Men1:21.4366Best result
European ChampionshipsK4 200mPoland, Poznan31 July 20052005Men30.9072Best result
European ChampionshipsK4 500mPoland, Poznan31 July 20052005Men1:24.2678