Jiri PRSKAVEC (CZE)

CZCzech Republic
Date of birth:
18 May 1993
Languages:
Czech, English
Federation:
CZECH CANOE UNION - CCU
2019 ICF Canoe Slalom World Cup 4 Markkleeberg Jiri PRSKAVEC

Biography

Further Personal Information

WEBSITE
http://www.jiriprskavec.cz
PLACE OF RESIDENCE
Prague
OCCUPATION
Athlete
WHEN/WHERE DID YOU START CANOEING/ KAYAKING?
I started kayaking when I was 8 years old in Prague
REASON FOR TAKING UP THE SPORT
I started paddling because I grew up around this great sport and wanted to paddle ever since I was watching my dad race the world cups.
HOBBIES
Skateboard, surfing, old computer games, poker
CLUB
Univerzitní sportovní klub Praha
NAME OF COACH
Jiri PRSKAVEC (father)
NATIONALITY OF YOUR COACH
Czech
SINCE WHEN HAVE YOU BEEN COACHED BY HIM/ HER?
Since the begining
SENIOR INTERNATIONAL DEBUT YEAR
2011
SENIOR INTERNATIONAL DEBUT COUNTRY
Spain
SENIOR INTERNATIONAL DEBUT COMPETITION
European Championship
SENIOR INTERNATIONAL DEBUT LOCATION
La Seu d'Urgell
MEMORABLE SPORTING ACHIEVEMENT
Probably final run at Lee Valley 2015 or the Olympics in Rio.
MOST INFLUENTIAL PERSON IN CAREER
My parents equally
TRAINING PARTNER(S)
Ondrej Tunka, Ondrej Cvikl, Lukas Rohan
HERO/IDOL
Jaromír Jagr, my father, Michal Martikan - they all do or did what they loved and it felt like they do it because they just like it, money or glory was never the goal.
SUPERSTITIONS/ RITUALS/ BELIEFS
I guess it is just my blue Lucka color.
SPORTING PHILOSOPHY/ MOTTO
Keep paddling and love every moment of it.
FAVOURITE PADDLING COURSE
Ottawa River
FAVOURITE FOOD
Fried cheese
FAVOURITE MUSIC
Little but of everything, Favourite artist - Karel Gott
AMBITIONS
Olympic Games
AWARDS AND HONORS
8th and 10th place at the national sport awards 2015, 2016
SPORTING RELATIVES
My father was 3rd at the WCH in Nottingham 1995 and has been to 1996 and 2000 Olympics, my mum has been 2nd at the European cup in 1982
OTHER SPORTS
X- country ski, downhill ski