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Juraj Tarr (born 18 February 1979) is a Slovak flatwater sprint canoer who competes in two-man (K-2) and four-man (K-4) events. He participated in four Olympics in the K-4 1000 m event and won silver medals in 2008 and 2016, placing fourth in 2000 and sixth in 2012. He also won eight medals at the ICF Canoe Sprint World Championships in 2005–2015, including four gold medals.[3][1]

Juraj Tarr
Juraj Tarr Rio2016.jpg
Tarr at the 2016 Olympics
Personal information
NationalitySlovakian
Born (1979-02-18) 18 February 1979 (age 40)
Komárno, Slovakia[1]
Height186 cm (6 ft 1 in)[2]
Weight88 kg (194 lb)
Sport
CountrySlovakia
SportCanoe sprint
ClubSKP Bratislava[3]
Coached byPeter Liker[3]

Tarr belongs to the Hungarian minority in Slovakia.[4] He took up canoeing aged eight, following his father Juraj Tarr Sr., who competed internationally for Czechoslovakia. He was named Slovak Kayaker of the Year in 2014 (together with Erik Vlček) and in 2015. Earlier in 1997 he was diagnosed with thyroid cancer and semi-retired from sport for three years to undergo intensive treatment.[3]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill. "Juraj Tarr". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC.
  2. ^ "Juraj Tarr". Rio2016.com. Archived from the original on 26 August 2016.
  3. ^ a b c d "Juraj Tarr". NBColympics.com.
  4. ^ Nagy, Myrtil (2012). "Maďari". In Myrtil Nagy (ed.). Naše národnostné menšiny. Šamorín: Fórum inštitút pre výskum menšín. p. 9. ISBN 978-80-89249-57-2.

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