Stepanka Hilgertová (CZE)

Stepanka Hilgertová (CZE)

CZCzech Republic
Canoe Slalom
Date of birth
10 April 1968
164 cm
54 kg
Marital status
Husband Lubos Hilgert, son Lubos III
Other names
Stepanka Proskova
Prague, CZE
Czech, English
Higher education
Physical Education - Charles University: Prague, CZE


General Interest

Stepana. (, 13 May 2016)
Reading, dancing. (, 05 Nov 2012)
Most influential person in career
Her husband. (Athlete, 23 Sep 2005)
In May 2015 she injured her shoulder and her arm injury during an event in Trnavky, Czech Republic. She competed at the 2015 European Championships in Markkleeberg, Germany, and at the 2015 World Cup in Prague, Czech Republic, but then took six weeks off to recover. She returned to competition in July 2015. (, 26 Jul 2015;, 20 Jun 2015, 23 May 2015)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"You think you ought to stop trying things because you had a few too many birthdays? I do not." [Rocky Balboa] (, 30 May 2015)
Awards and honours
She was flag bearer for Czech Republic at the opening ceremony of the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing. (Facebook page, 30 May 2016)
Famous relatives
Her husband Lubos Hilgert competed in canoe slalom at international level and won bronze in K1 at the 1985 World Championships in Augsburg, West Germany. Her son Lubos III and her niece Amalka Hilgertova have represented Czech Republic in the sport. (, 08 Jul 2015;, 14 May 2013)
Other information
She represented Czechoslovakia at the 1992 Olympic Games in Barcelona then Czech Republic five times in a row from Atlanta 1996 to London 2012. She won gold at the 1996 Olympic Games in Atlanta and 2000 Olympic Games in Sydney. (, 14 May 2016)

International Debut

Competing for

Sport Specific Information

When and where did you begin this sport?
She began paddling at age 12.
Why this sport?
She took up the sport with friends in Prague on the Vltava River, where she was taken by her mother. Her initial sporting interest was gymnastics, which she practised for a couple of years before switching to paddling.
Club / Team
Dukla Brandys nad Labem: Czech Republic
Name of coach
Jiri Pultera [national], CZE; Lubos Hilgert [husband], CZE


World CupK113 September 19981998Women1
World CupK116 August 20152015Women17
World CupK13 October 19991999Women2
World CupK125 July 20042004Women9
World CupK111 June 20062006Women1
World CupK124 July 20052005Women2
World CupK117 August 20142014Women5
World CupK125 August 20132013Women10
World CupK111 September 20162016Women26Latest result
European ChampionshipsK1Germany, Augsburg31 August 19961996Women133.812
Oceania Open ChampionshipsK1Australia, Penrith, NSW25 February 20122012Women101.311Best result
European ChampionshipsK1 TeamGermany, Augsburg31 August 19961996Women156.101Best result
World CupK12 September 20122012Women12
World CupK114 August 20112011Women6
World CupK115 July 20072007Women6
World CupK16 July 20082008Women30
European ChampionshipsK1 TeamSlovenia, Tacen24 June 20052005Women298.674
European ChampionshipsK1Slovenia, Tacen26 June 20052005Women216.322
European ChampionshipsK1Slovakia, Bratislava14 July 20022002Women225.623
European ChampionshipsK1 TeamSlovakia, Bratislava12 July 20022002Women250.891Best result
European ChampionshipsK1 TeamItaly, Mezzana25 June 20002000Women141.302
European ChampionshipsK1Italy, Mezzana25 June 20002000Women236.831Best result
European ChampionshipsK1 TeamFrance, L'Argentière-la-Bessée30 June 20062006Women281.312
European ChampionshipsK1France, L'Argentière-la-Bessée2 July 20062006Women11
World CupK14 July 20102010Women5
World CupK13 August 20092009Women16
European ChampionshipsK1Poland, Kraków10 May 20082008Women200.891Best result
European ChampionshipsK1 TeamPoland, Kraków9 May 20082008Women299.477
European ChampionshipsK1 TeamSlovakia, Liptovský Mikuláš15 June 20072007Women248.714
European ChampionshipsK1Slovakia, Liptovský Mikuláš16 June 20072007Women231.993
European ChampionshipsK1Czech Republic, Roudnice nad Labem23 August 19981998Women205.862
European ChampionshipsK1 TeamCzech Republic, Roudnice nad Labem23 August 19981998Women131.531Best result
Olympic GamesK1England, London2 August 20122012Women109.164Best result
Olympic GamesK1China, Beijing15 August 20082008Women344.419
Olympic GamesK1Greece, Athens18 August 20042004Women220.755
Olympic GamesK1Australia, Sydney18 September 20002000Women247.041Best result
Olympic GamesK1United States, Atlanta, GA27 July 19961996Women169.491Best result
Olympic GamesK1Spain, Barcelona1 August 19921992Women141.4312
World ChampionshipsK1England, London19 September 20152015Women119.418
World ChampionshipsK1 TeamEngland, London19 September 20152015Women127.331Best result
World ChampionshipsK1United States, McHenry, MD21 September 20142014Women124.774Best result
World ChampionshipsK1 TeamUnited States, McHenry, MD21 September 20142014Women146.346
World ChampionshipsK1Czech Republic, Prague15 September 20132013Women119.0615
World ChampionshipsK1 TeamCzech Republic, Prague15 September 20132013Women127.551Best result
World ChampionshipsK1Slovakia, Bratislava10 September 20112011Women210.4727
World ChampionshipsK1 TeamSlovakia, Bratislava11 September 20112011Women132.252Best result
World ChampionshipsK1Slovenia, Tacen11 September 20102010Women123.9017
World ChampionshipsK1 TeamSlovenia, Tacen11 September 20102010Women126.231Best result
World ChampionshipsK1Spain, La Seu d'Urgell13 September 20092009Women119.9817
World ChampionshipsK1 TeamSpain, La Seu d'Urgell12 September 20092009Women163.007
World ChampionshipsK1Brazil, Foz do Iguaçu23 September 20072007Women211.553Best result
World ChampionshipsK1 TeamBrazil, Foz do Iguaçu21 September 20072007Women240.492Best result
World ChampionshipsK1Czech Republic, Prague6 August 20062006Women233.745
World ChampionshipsK1 TeamCzech Republic, Prague5 August 20062006Women265.882Best result
World ChampionshipsK1Australia, Penrith1 October 20052005Women229.824Best result
World ChampionshipsK1 TeamAustralia, Penrith3 October 20052005Women254.371Best result
World ChampionshipsK1Germany, Augsburg25 July 20032003Women2:24.021Best result
World ChampionshipsK1 TeamGermany, Augsburg26 July 20032003Women251.761Best result
World ChampionshipsK1Spain, La Seu d'Urgell11 September 19991999Women226.301Best result
World ChampionshipsK1 TeamSpain, La Seu d'Urgell9 September 19991999Women149.675
World ChampionshipsK1Brazil, Três Coroas28 September 19971997Women289.792Best result
World ChampionshipsK1 TeamBrazil, Três Coroas28 September 19971997Women167.954Best result
World ChampionshipsK1Italy, Mezzana11 July 19931993Women155.988
World ChampionshipsK1Yugoslavia, Tacen23 June 19911991Women194.238
World ChampionshipsK1 TeamYugoslavia, Tacen23 June 19911991Women251.252Best result
World ChampionshipsK1United States, Bloomington, MD25 June 19891989Women248.374Best result
World ChampionshipsK1 TeamUnited States, Bloomington, MD25 June 19891989Women3Best result
European ChampionshipsK1Slovakia, Liptovský Mikuláš15 May 20162016Women116.2514Latest result
European ChampionshipsK1 TeamSlovakia, Liptovský Mikuláš15 May 20162016Women135.105Latest result
European ChampionshipsK1Germany, Markkleeberg31 May 20152015Women127.458
European ChampionshipsK1 TeamGermany, Markkleeberg31 May 20152015Women142.865
European ChampionshipsK1Austria, Vienna1 June 20142014Women108.3519
European ChampionshipsK1 TeamAustria, Vienna1 June 20142014Women108.651Best result
European ChampionshipsK1Poland, Kraków9 June 20132013Women100.6919
European ChampionshipsK1 TeamPoland, Kraków9 June 20132013Women121.983
European ChampionshipsK1Germany, Augsburg13 May 20122012Women11
European ChampionshipsK1 TeamGermany, Augsburg13 May 20122012Women131.345
European ChampionshipsK1Spain, La Seu d'Urgell11 June 20112011Women23
European ChampionshipsK1 TeamSpain, La Seu d'Urgell11 June 20112011Women122.051Best result
European ChampionshipsK1Slovakia, Cunovo15 August 20102010Women105.285
European ChampionshipsK1 TeamSlovakia, Cunovo14 August 20102010Women211.995
European ChampionshipsK1England, Nottingham30 May 20092009Women114.657
European ChampionshipsK1 TeamEngland, Nottingham30 May 20092009Women118.224