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Erik Vlček (born 29 December 1981 in Komárno) is a Slovak sprint canoer who has competed since the late 1990s. Competing in five Summer Olympics, he won three medals in the K-4 1000 m event with a silver in 2008, 2016 and a bronze in 2004.

Erik Vlček
Erik Vlček, dec. 2015.jpg
Medal record
Men's canoe sprint
Representing  Slovakia
Olympic Games
Silver medal – second place 2008 Beijing K-4 1000 m
Silver medal – second place 2016 Rio de Janeiro K-4 1000 m
Bronze medal – third place 2004 Athens K-4 1000 m
World Championships
Gold medal – first place 2002 Seville K-4 500 m
Gold medal – first place 2002 Seville K-4 1000 m
Gold medal – first place 2003 Gainesville K-4 500 m
Gold medal – first place 2003 Gainesville K-4 1000 m
Gold medal – first place 2006 Szeged K-4 500 m
Gold medal – first place 2007 Duisburg K-4 500 m
Gold medal – first place 2011 Szeged K-2 1000 m
Gold medal – first place 2014 Moscow K-2 500 m
Gold medal – first place 2014 Moscow K-2 1000 m
Gold medal – first place 2015 Milan K-4 1000 m
Silver medal – second place 2005 Zagreb K-4 1000 m
Silver medal – second place 2009 Dartmouth K-4 200 m
Bronze medal – third place 2001 Poznań K-4 500 m
Bronze medal – third place 2007 Duisburg K-4 1000 m
Bronze medal – third place 2009 Dartmouth K-4 1000 m
European Championships
Gold medal – first place 2016 Moscow K-4 1000 m
Silver medal – second place 2011 Belgrade K-2 500 m
Silver medal – second place 2016 Moscow K-4 500 m
Bronze medal – third place 2012 Zagreb K-2 1000 m
Bronze medal – third place 2014 Brandenburg K-2 1000 m

Vlček also won fifteen medals at the ICF Canoe Sprint World Championships with ten golds (K-4 500 m: 2002, 2003, 2006, 2007; K-4 1000 m: 2002, 2003, 2015; K-2 1000 m: 2011, 2014 and K-2 500 m: 2014), two silvers (K-4 200 m: 2009, K-4 1000 m: 2005), and three bronzes (K-4 500 m: 2001, K-4 1000 m: 2007, 2009).

He has been a scholarship holder with the Olympic Solidarity program since August 2002. Vlček is a member of the ŠKP club in Bratislava. He is 189 cm (6'2") tall and weighs 89 kg (196 lb).[1]

Vlček belongs to the Hungarian minority in Slovakia.[2]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "VLCEK Erik". Rio 2016. Archived from the original on 2016-08-23. Retrieved 2016-08-22. 
  2. ^ Nagy, Myrtil (2012). "Maďari". In Myrtil Nagy. Naše národnostné menšiny. Šamorín: Fórum inštitút pre výskum menšín. p. 9. ISBN 978-80-89249-57-2. 

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