Martin FUKSA (CZE)

CZCzech Republic
Age:
28 years
Languages:
Czech, English
Federation:
CZECH CANOE UNION - CCU
Martin Fuksa

Biography

Further Personal Information

NICKNAME
Fuksic
PLACE OF RESIDENCE
Nymburk
OCCUPATION
Athlete
WHEN/WHERE DID YOU START CANOEING/ KAYAKING?
He took up the sport at age 14 in Nymburk, Czech Republic. Before that, he played ice hockey.
REASON FOR TAKING UP THE SPORT
He followed his grandfather and father into the sport.
HOBBIES
Reading, watching movies, listening to music, travelling
CLUB
ASC Dukla Praha
NAME OF COACH
Pavel Hottmar [national], Petr Fuksa [father], Josef Fuksa [grandfather]
NATIONALITY OF YOUR COACH
Czech
MEMORABLE SPORTING ACHIEVEMENT
Winning a silver medal in the C1 1000m at the 2014 World Championships in Moscow, Russian Federation
MOST INFLUENTIAL PERSON IN CAREER
His family
HERO/IDOL
His father Petr, Czech ice hockey player Jaromir Jagr
SPORTING PHILOSOPHY/ MOTTO
"Work while they are having fun."
AMBITIONS
"I will do everything to make my sporting dreams come true!"
AWARDS AND HONORS
He was named 2014 U23 Army Athlete of the Year. (martin-fuksa.cz, 2014)He was named 2013 Most Successful Athlete of the Year in Central Bohemia, Czech Republic. (martin-fuksa.cz, 2014)He was named 2010 Junior Athlete of the Year in Nymburk, Czech Republic. (martin-fuksa.cz, 2014)
SPORTING RELATIVES
His father Petr competed in canoe sprint at the 1996 Olympic Games in Atlanta. His grandfather Josef has coached both Martin Fuksa and his father Petr, and won a gold medal [as a helmsman] in dragon boat racing at the 2005 World Games in Duisburg, Germany. (martin-fuksa.cz, 30 Apr 2013)