Juraj Tarr (SVK)

Juraj Tarr (SVK)

Canoe Sprint
Date of birth
18 February 1979
186 cm
87 kg
Marital status
Komarno, SVK
English, Hungarian, Slovak
Higher education
Economics, Management - Secondary Technical School: Komarno, SVK


General Interest

Tares (baku2015.com, 15 Jun 2015)
Ice hockey, Formula One, video games, spending time with family. (baku2015.com, 15 Jun 2015)
Memorable sporting achievement
Claiming two gold medals at the 2014 World Championships in Moscow, Russian Federation, and winning silver in the K4 1000m at the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing. (baku2015.com, 15 Jun 2015)
Hero / Idol
US basketball player Michael Jordan, German Formula One driver Michael Schumacher, Slovak ice hockey players Marian Hossa and Marian Gaborik. (NOC, 14 Jul 2012)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"You can always win, regardless of age." (olympic.sk, 16 Oct 2015)
Awards and honours
He was named the 2015 Kayaker of the Year in Slovakia. (sport.aktuality.sk, 22 Jan 2016)

He and his racing partner Erik Vlcek were named the 2014 Slovakian Canoe/Kayak Crew of the Year. (canoe.sk, 23 Jan 2015)
Famous relatives
His father Juraj Tarr Sr also competed in canoe sprint at international level and represented Czechoslovakia. (NOC, 14 Jul 2012)
Other information
At age 18 he was diagnosed with thyroid cancer. From 1997 to 1999 he quit the sport as he underwent intensive treatment. "I knew I must fight. I underwent two operations and years of therapy. Those three years fighting the disease I learned to notice the beauty and appreciate every minute of life." (NOC, 14 Jul 2012; pluska.sk, 23 Dec 2008)

International Debut

Competing for

Sport Specific Information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up the sport at age eight.
Why this sport?
He followed his father into the sport.
Club / Team
SKP Bratislava: Slovakia
Name of coach
Peter Liker [club]


Olympic GamesK2 1000mBrazil, Rio de Janeiro18 August 20162016Men3:15.9168Latest result
Olympic GamesK4 1000mBrazil, Rio de Janeiro20 August 20162016Men3:05.0442Latest resultBest result
Olympic GamesK4 1000mEngland, London9 August 20122012Men2:56.7716Best result
Olympic GamesK4 1000mChina, Beijing22 August 20082008Men2:56.5932Best 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 20132013Men1:33.7537Best result
World ChampionshipsK2 1000mGermany, Duisburg31 August 20132013Men3:27.1879
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 500mCroatia, Zagreb28 August 20052005Men1:20.9942Best result
World ChampionshipsK4 200mPoland, Poznan26 August 20012001Men30.9988
European ChampionshipsK4 500mRussia, Moscow25 June 20162016Men1:20.5602Latest resultBest result
European ChampionshipsK4 1000mRussia, Moscow26 June 20162016Men2:51.6401Latest resultBest result
European ChampionshipsK2 500mCzech Republic, Racice3 May 20152015Men1:31.6682Best result
European ChampionshipsK2 1000mCzech Republic, Racice2 May 20152015Men10
European ChampionshipsK2 500mGermany, Brandenburg13 July 20142014Men1:32.1436
European ChampionshipsK2 1000mGermany, Brandenburg12 July 20142014Men3:07.9053Best result
European ChampionshipsK4 1000mPortugal, Montemor-o-Velho16 June 20132013Men3:01.6968
European ChampionshipsK4 1000mCroatia, Zagreb24 June 20122012Men2:55.1116
European ChampionshipsK4 1000mSerbia, Belgrade18 June 20112011Men2:53.4289
European ChampionshipsK4 1000mSpain, Trasona3 July 20102010Men2:55.5724
European ChampionshipsK4 1000mGermany, Brandenburg27 June 20092009Men2:56.3232Best result
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 ChampionshipsK2 1000mCzech Republic, Racice8 July 20062006Men3:13.5274
European ChampionshipsK2 1000mPoland, Poznan30 July 20052005Men3:15.7294
European ChampionshipsK4 500mPoland, Poznan31 July 20052005Men1:21.5972Best result
European ChampionshipsK4 500mPoland, Poznan9 July 20002000Men1:21.9452Best result
European ChampionshipsK4 500mCroatia, Zagreb11 July 19991999Men1:24.9088
World CupIndividual Kayak6 July 20032003Men119