Peter Hochschorner (SVK)

Peter Hochschorner (SVK)

Canoe Slalom
Date of birth
07 September 1979
188 cm
86 kg
Bratislava, SVK
Higher education
Coaching, Physical Education - Comenius University: Bratislava, SVK


General Interest

Hokshik (NOC, 24 Jul 2012)
Hero / Idol
English snooker player Ronnie O'Sullivan. (NOC, 24 Jul 2012)
Awards and honours
He and his twin brother Pavol were voted the Canoeists of the Year by the Slovak Canoe Association nine times between 2000 and 2015. (, 28 Apr 2016)

In 2009 and 2011 he and his twin brother Pavol were voted Slovakia's Athletes of the Year. (, 17 Feb 2015;, 17 Dec 2009)

In 2010 he was presented with the Stur State Honour by the Slovak president. (, 09 Aug 2015)

In 2009 he was inducted into the International Whitewater Hall of Fame. (NOC, 14 Jul 2012)
Famous relatives
He competes in C2 slalom with his twin brother Pavol. The pair won gold together at three consecutive Olympic Games between 2000 and 2008. His father Peter Sr. and his mother Gabika represented Czechoslovakia in the sport. His sister Eva has represented Slovakia in canoe sprint. She finished seventh in K2 1000m at the 1999 European Championships in Zagreb, Croatia. (SportsDeskOnline, 04 Sep 2015;, 2008)
Other information
He and brother Pavol became the first athletes representing Slovakia to win three gold medals at the Olympic Games when they claimed their third consecutive Olympic title in Beijing in 2008. The pair also became the first canoe slalom athletes to win three Olympic gold medals. (, 30 Apr 2014)

He opened his own car service in Bratislava, Slovakia, and each day after training he works there as a mechanic. "One has to prepare for what will come after the sports career. Water slalom is not a sport where you can earn money for the rest of your life." (, 03 Feb 2016)

Sport Specific Information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He began paddling in 1993.
Why this sport?
His parents encouraged him and his twin brother Pavol to take up the sport.
Club / Team
SKP Bratislava: Slovakia
Name of coach
Peter Hochschorner Sr. [father], SVK
Training Regime
His training sessions include cross-country skiing, swimming and lifting weights in the gym.


World CupC225 August 20132013Men3
World CupC22 September 20122012Men20
European ChampionshipsC2 TeamCzech Republic, Roudnice nad Labem23 August 19981998Men129.062
World CupC217 August 20142014Men21
World CupC216 August 20152015Men16
World CupC2Slovakia, Bratislava5 July 20092009Men99.731
World CupC214 August 20112011Men1
World CupC24 July 20102010Men2
European ChampionshipsC2Czech Republic, Roudnice nad Labem23 August 19981998Men211.601Best result
European ChampionshipsC2 TeamItaly, Mezzana25 June 20002000Men139.182
World CupC225 July 20042004Men1
World CupC224 July 20052005Men4
World CupC211 June 20062006Men2
World CupC211 September 20162016Men20Latest result
Pan American ChampionshipsC2Brazil, Foz do Iguaçu18 March 20072007Men205.642
European ChampionshipsC2Italy, Mezzana25 June 20002000Men233.961Best result
European ChampionshipsC2 TeamSlovakia, Bratislava13 July 20022002Men246.591Best result
Oceania Open ChampionshipsC2Australia, Penrith21 February 20102010Men111.602
World CupC215 July 20072007Men1
World CupC26 July 20082008Men1
Olympic GamesC2England, London2 August 20122012Men3Best result
Olympic GamesC2China, Beijing15 August 20082008Men190.821Best result
Olympic GamesC2Greece, Athens20 August 20042004Men209.161Best result
Olympic GamesC2Australia, Sydney20 September 20002000Men237.741Best result
World ChampionshipsC2England, London19 September 20152015Men109.0412
World ChampionshipsC2 TeamEngland, London19 September 20152015Men129.136
World ChampionshipsC2United States, McHenry, MD21 September 20142014Men177.0517
World ChampionshipsC2 TeamUnited States, McHenry, MD21 September 20142014Men143.132Best result
World ChampionshipsC2Czech Republic, Prague15 September 20132013Men187.9419
World ChampionshipsC2 TeamCzech Republic, Prague15 September 20132013Men136.892Best result
World ChampionshipsC2Slovakia, Bratislava10 September 20112011Men106.761Best result
World ChampionshipsC2 TeamSlovakia, Bratislava11 September 20112011Men127.942Best result
World ChampionshipsC2Slovenia, Tacen11 September 20102010Men105.351Best result
World ChampionshipsC2 TeamSlovenia, Tacen11 September 20102010Men127.474Best result
World ChampionshipsC2Spain, La Seu d'Urgell13 September 20092009Men105.701Best result
World ChampionshipsC2 TeamSpain, La Seu d'Urgell12 September 20092009Men113.511Best result
World ChampionshipsC2Brazil, Foz do Iguaçu23 September 20072007Men206.811Best result
World ChampionshipsC2 TeamBrazil, Foz do Iguaçu21 September 20072007Men239.373Best result
World ChampionshipsC2Czech Republic, Prague5 August 20062006Men229.843Best result
World ChampionshipsC2 TeamCzech Republic, Prague4 August 20062006Men269.933Best result
World ChampionshipsC2Australia, Penrith2 October 20052005Men11
World ChampionshipsC2Germany, Augsburg26 July 20032003Men3Best result
World ChampionshipsC2 TeamGermany, Augsburg26 July 20032003Men299.526
World ChampionshipsC2France, Bourg-Saint-Maurice24 August 20022002Men206.211Best result
World ChampionshipsC2 TeamFrance, Bourg-Saint-Maurice23 August 20022002Men315.506
World ChampionshipsC2Spain, La Seu d'Urgell12 September 19991999Men277.3715
World ChampionshipsC2 TeamSpain, La Seu d'Urgell10 September 19991999Men131.862Best result
European ChampionshipsC2Slovakia, Liptovský Mikuláš15 May 20162016Men122.709Latest result
European ChampionshipsC2 TeamSlovakia, Liptovský Mikuláš15 May 20162016Men139.941Latest resultBest result
European ChampionshipsC2Germany, Markkleeberg31 May 20152015Men112.809
European ChampionshipsC2 TeamGermany, Markkleeberg31 May 20152015Men131.241Best result
European ChampionshipsC2Austria, Vienna1 June 20142014Men97.814
European ChampionshipsC2 TeamAustria, Vienna1 June 20142014Men112.391Best result
European ChampionshipsC2Poland, Kraków9 June 20132013Men99.137
European ChampionshipsC2 TeamPoland, Kraków9 June 20132013Men122.994
European ChampionshipsC2Germany, Augsburg13 May 20122012Men106.492
European ChampionshipsC2 TeamGermany, Augsburg13 May 20122012Men6
European ChampionshipsC2Spain, La Seu d'Urgell11 June 20112011Men107.051Best result
European ChampionshipsC2 TeamSpain, La Seu d'Urgell11 June 20112011Men124.242
European ChampionshipsC2Slovakia, Cunovo15 August 20102010Men106.207
European ChampionshipsC2 TeamSlovakia, Cunovo14 August 20102010Men177.695
European ChampionshipsC2England, Nottingham30 May 20092009Men101.201Best result
European ChampionshipsC2 TeamEngland, Nottingham30 May 20092009Men6
European ChampionshipsC2Poland, Kraków11 May 20082008Men198.761Best result
European ChampionshipsC2 TeamPoland, Kraków9 May 20082008Men257.753
European ChampionshipsC2Slovakia, Liptovský Mikuláš17 June 20072007Men224.213
European ChampionshipsC2 TeamSlovakia, Liptovský Mikuláš15 June 20072007Men286.266
European ChampionshipsC2France, L'Argentière-la-Bessée2 July 20062006Men2
European ChampionshipsC2 TeamFrance, L'Argentière-la-Bessée1 July 20062006Men280.565
European ChampionshipsC2 TeamSlovenia, Tacen25 June 20052005Men241.691Best result
European ChampionshipsC2Slovakia, Bratislava14 July 20022002Men214.731Best result