Roland Kökény

Roland Kökény (born 24 October 1975) is a Hungarian sprint canoer who competed from the early 2000s in European and World Championships as well as the Olympic Games. A member of the Esztergom Kayak-Canoe club, he is 185 centimetres (6 ft 1 in) tall and weighs 82 kilograms (181 lb; 12.9 st).

Roland Kökény
Medal record
Men's canoe sprint
Representing  Hungary
Olympic Games
Gold medal – first place 2012 London K-2 1000 m
World Championships
Gold medal – first place 2005 Zagreb K-2 1000 m
Gold medal – first place 2006 Szeged K-4 1000 m
Silver medal – second place 2001 Poznań K-4 1000 m
Silver medal – second place 2003 Gainesville K-4 1000 m
Bronze medal – third place 2013 Duisburg K-2 1000 m
European Championships
Gold medal – first place 2012 Zagreb K-2 1000 m
Bronze medal – third place 2011 Belgrade K-2 1000 m

BiographyEdit

Born in Miskolc, Kökény won four medals at the ICF Canoe Sprint World Championships with two golds (K-2 1000 m: 2005, K-4 1000 m: 2006) and two silvers (K-4 1000 m: 2001, 2003).

Kökény also competed in three Summer Olympics, at the London Olympics of 2012, he won the gold medal together with Rudolf Dombi for his country in the Kayak Double (K2) 1000m.[1] At the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens he came sixth in the K-1 1000 m event.

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "London 2012 Men's K2 1000m". www.olympic.org. IOC. Retrieved 4 August 2014.

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