Erik Vlcek Slovakia

Key Facts

Country

Competed in

Date of birth

29 Dec 1981

Height

1.89m

Weight

90kg

Medals

London 2012
Gold Silver Bronze
0 0 0

Sport Guides

CANOE SPRINT

Erik Vlcek competed in CANOE SPRINT

Did you know?

  • There are 12 medal races for canoe sprinters, nine in kayaks and three in canoes.
  • The difference is easy to spot: kayak racers sit in the boat and use a paddle with two blades, while canoe athletes kneel and use a single-bladed paddle which they switch from side to side.
  • Races are held over distances of 200m, 500m or 1000m, either solo, in pairs or in teams of four.
  • Over 90% of all Olympic medals in canoeing have been won by European nations.
  • The most famous competitor of all is the German Birgit Fischer, who won an incredible eight gold and four silver medals between 1980 and 2004.

Head to Head

Erik Vlcek vs Peter Gelle

Erik Vlcek

Erik Vlcek Slovakia flag

London 2012 medals

0

London 2012 appearances

5

London 2012 results

2:56.771 Men's Kayak Four (K4) 1000m

Height

1.89m (6'2")

Weight

90kg

Age

32

Peter Gelle

Peter Gelle Slovakia flag

London 2012 medals

0

London 2012 appearances

5

London 2012 results

2:56.771 Men's Kayak Four (K4) 1000m

Height

1.82m (6'0")

Weight

82kg

Age

30

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