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Ondřej Štěpánek (Czech pronunciation: [ˈondr̝ɛj ˈʃcɛpaːnɛk]) (born 28 November 1979 in Brandýs nad Labem)[1] is a Czech slalom canoeist who competed at the international level from 1994 to 2013. Competing in four Summer Olympics, he won two medals in the C2 event with a silver in 2008 and a bronze in 2004.

Ondřej Štěpánek
Ondrej Stepanek.jpg
Ondřej Štěpánek
Personal information
Born (1979-11-28) November 28, 1979 (age 39)
Brandýs nad Labem, Czechoslovakia
Height1.73 m (5 ft 8 in)
Weight78 kg (172 lb)
Sport
CountryCzech Republic
SportCanoe slalom
Event(s)C2
Retired2013

Štěpánek also won nine medals at the ICF Canoe Slalom World Championships with six golds (C2: 2006; C2 team: 1999, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2013) and three silvers (C2: 2003, 2013; C2 team: 2010).[2]

He is the overall World Cup champion in C2 from 2005. He also won a total of 13 medals at the European Championships (6 golds, 5 silvers and 2 bronzes).[2]

His partner in the C2 boat throughout the whole of his career was Jaroslav Volf.

Ondřej Štěpánek (right) & Jaroslav Volf at the 2012 Summer Olympics

World Cup individual podiumsEdit

Season Date Venue Position Event
1998 14 Jun 1998 Liptovský Mikuláš 2nd C2
1999 24 Jun 1999 Tacen 2nd C2
2000 23 Jul 2000 Prague 3rd C2
2002 4 Aug 2002 Prague 1st C2
2003 31 Jul 2003 Bratislava 2nd C2
2004 25 Apr 2004 Athens 1st C2
17 Jul 2004 Augsburg 1st C2
2005 26 Jun 2005 Tacen 1st C21
10 Jul 2005 Athens 1st C2
24 Jul 2005 La Seu d'Urgell 2nd C2
2006 3 Jun 2006 Augsburg 2nd C2
5 Aug 2006 Prague 1st C22
2007 18 Mar 2007 Foz do Iguaçu 1st C23
2009 11 Jul 2009 Augsburg 3rd C2
2010 27 Jun 2010 La Seu d'Urgell 2nd C2
1 European Championship counting for World Cup points
2 World Championship counting for World Cup points
3 Pan American Championship counting for World Cup points

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Ondřej Štěpánek". Sports-Reference.com. Retrieved 31 December 2017.
  2. ^ a b "Ondrej STEPANEK (CZE)". CanoeSlalom.net. Retrieved 15 September 2017.