Peter GELLE (SVK)

SKSlovakia
Age:
38 years
Languages:
English, German, Hungarian, Slovak
Federation:
SLOVAK CANOEING
Peter Gelle (SVK)

Biography

Further Personal Information

NICKNAME
Jelly, Gelee [his family name phonetically in French]. (NOC, 14 Jul 2012; pravda.sk, 22 Aug 2011)
        
OCCUPATION
Athlete
HIGHER EDUCATION
Sport Studies - Matej Bel University: Banská Bystrica, SVK

WHEN/WHERE DID YOU START CANOEING/ KAYAKING?
He began paddling in 1996
REASON FOR TAKING UP THE SPORT
His first coach was Jozef Kuzel. "My first coach was a fanatic in the good sense. And under his leadership I have been trained in the secrets of speed canoeing. I like everything that has anything to do with water."
HOBBIES
Reading, listening to music, spending time with family. (baku2015.com, 15 Jun 2015)
CLUB
Dukla Trencin: Slovakia
NAME OF COACH
Radovan Simocko, SVK
TRAINING REGIME
He likes to train in the mountains 2000m above sea level in Livigno, Italy.
MEMORABLE SPORTING ACHIEVEMENT
Winning gold in the K2 1000m at the 2011 World Championships in Szeged, Hungary. (baku2015.com, 15 Jun 2015)
HERO/IDOL
Norwegian sprint paddler Knut Holmann, US boxer Muhammad Ali. (NOC, 14 Jul 2012)
       
AWARDS AND HONORS
He was named Slovakian Kayaker of the Year in 2010, 2012 and 2013. (24hod.sk, 17 Jan 2014; sport.aktuality.sk, 28. 0ct 2015)