Matej Benuš (SVK)

Matej Benuš (SVK)

Canoe Slalom
Date of birth
02 November 1987
196 cm
83 kg
Marital status
Wife Ivana Benusova, sons Simon [2013] and Tobias [2015]
Bratislava, SVK
Higher education
Social Work Studies


General Interest

Football, ice hockey, windsurfing, running, hiking, snowboarding. (, 31 Dec 2013)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning a bronze medal at the 2011 World Championship in Bratislava, Slovakia, and qualifying for 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. (, 03 Nov 2015)
Awards and honours
He was named the 2011 and 2015 Canoeist of the Year by the Slovak Canoe Association. (, 24 Apr 2016)

He was named the 2013 Athlete of the Year in Bratislava, Slovakia. (, 20 Dec 2013)

He was named the 2005 Talent of the Year by the Slovak Canoe Association. (, 24 Apr 2016)

He was named the 2004 Junior of the Year by the Slovak Canoe Association. (, 24 Apr 2016)
Famous relatives
His sister Dana Mann-Benusova also competes in canoe slalom at international level. She represents the United States of America. (, 03 Nov 2015;, 21 Apr 2016)

Sport Specific Information

When and where did you begin this sport?
His parents introduced him to paddling at a young age, and he took up slalom at age 11.
Why this sport?
His mother was a paddling coach and both parents were involved in the sport.
Club / Team
SKP Bratislava: Slovakia
Name of coach
Juraj Mincik [club, personal], SVK


Olympic GamesC1Brazil, Rio de Janeiro9 August 20162016Men95.022Latest resultBest result
World ChampionshipsC1England, London20 September 20152015Men98.626Best result
World ChampionshipsC1 TeamEngland, London20 September 20152015Men106.121Best result
World ChampionshipsC1United States, McHenry, MD20 September 20142014Men113.249
World ChampionshipsC1 TeamUnited States, McHenry, MD20 September 20142014Men125.101Best result
World ChampionshipsC1Czech Republic, Prague15 September 20132013Men110.116Best result
World ChampionshipsC1 TeamCzech Republic, Prague15 September 20132013Men118.981Best result
World ChampionshipsC1Slovakia, Bratislava11 September 20112011Men103.913Best result
World ChampionshipsC1 TeamSlovakia, Bratislava11 September 20112011Men109.971Best result
World ChampionshipsC1Slovenia, Tacen12 September 20102010Men99.894Best result
World ChampionshipsC1 TeamSlovenia, Tacen12 September 20102010Men105.341Best result
World ChampionshipsC1Spain, La Seu d'Urgell13 September 20092009Men107.1615
World ChampionshipsC1 TeamSpain, La Seu d'Urgell12 September 20092009Men100.841Best result
World ChampionshipsC1Brazil, Foz do Iguaçu22 September 20072007Men104.6025
World ChampionshipsC1 TeamBrazil, Foz do Iguaçu21 September 20072007Men268.159
European ChampionshipsC1Slovakia, Liptovský Mikuláš14 May 20162016Men111.565Latest result
European ChampionshipsC1 TeamSlovakia, Liptovský Mikuláš14 May 20162016Men118.261Latest resultBest result
European ChampionshipsC1Germany, Markkleeberg30 May 20152015Men100.183Best result
European ChampionshipsC1 TeamGermany, Markkleeberg30 May 20152015Men115.031Best result
European ChampionshipsC1Poland, Kraków8 June 20132013Men91.573Best result
European ChampionshipsC1 TeamPoland, Kraków8 June 20132013Men98.991Best result
European ChampionshipsC1Germany, Augsburg12 May 20122012Men16
European ChampionshipsC1 TeamGermany, Augsburg12 May 20122012Men110.471Best result
European ChampionshipsC1Spain, La Seu d'Urgell12 June 20112011Men19
European ChampionshipsC1 TeamSpain, La Seu d'Urgell12 June 20112011Men114.604
European ChampionshipsC1Slovakia, Cunovo15 August 20102010Men92.102Best result
European ChampionshipsC1 TeamSlovakia, Cunovo14 August 20102010Men112.731Best result
European ChampionshipsC1England, Nottingham31 May 20092009Men100.006
European ChampionshipsC1 TeamEngland, Nottingham30 May 20092009Men8
European ChampionshipsC1Poland, Kraków10 May 20082008Men13
European ChampionshipsC1 TeamPoland, Kraków9 May 20082008Men214.811Best result
European ChampionshipsC1Slovakia, Liptovský Mikuláš16 June 20072007Men15
European ChampionshipsC1 TeamSlovakia, Liptovský Mikuláš15 June 20072007Men209.481Best result
Oceania Open ChampionshipsC1Australia, Penrith20 February 20162016Men99.361Latest resultBest result
Oceania Open ChampionshipsC1Australia, Penrith23 February 20142014Men92.241Best result
Oceania Open ChampionshipsC1Australia, Penrith, NSW25 February 20122012Men151.2410
Oceania Open ChampionshipsC1Australia, Penrith21 February 20102010Men109.684
World CupC111 September 20162016Men7Latest result
World CupC116 August 20152015Men1Best result
World CupC117 August 20142014Men3
World CupC125 August 20132013Men2Best result
World CupC12 September 20122012Men3
World CupC22 September 20122012Men34
World CupC113 August 20112011Men2Best result
World CupC14 July 20102010Men1Best result
World CupC13 August 20092009Men5
World CupC16 July 20082008Men15
World CupC115 July 20072007Men29