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Tibor Linka (born 13 February 1995) is a Slovak sprint canoer who competes in the four-man (K-4) events. He won a gold medal at the 2015 World Championships and a silver medal at the 2016 Olympics. Earlier in 2014 he was named Athlete of the Year in his native town of Šamorín.[3]

Tibor Linka
Tibor Linka Rio2016.jpg
Linka at the 2016 Olympics
Personal information
Nationality Slovakia
Born (1995-02-13) 13 February 1995 (age 22)[1]
Šamorín, Slovakia
Height 199 cm (6 ft 6 in)[2]
Weight 95 kg (209 lb)
Sport
Club Kajak Canoe Klub Samorin[3]
Coached by Peter Liker[3]

CareerEdit

At the 2013 European Junior and U23 Championships he won a gold medal in K-2 500 metres junior race with Denis Myšák.[4] Next year, again with Myšák, they finished second in the U23 race.[5] In 2015 he became part of Slovak K-4 team, which had won many medals at the Olympic Games, World and European Championships. With Erik Vlček, Juraj Tarr and Denis Myšák, they won K-4 1000 metres race at the 2015 World Championships.[6] In 2016, the same team won one gold [7] and one silver medal [8] at the 2016 European Championships, showing good form before the main objective of the season, the Olympic Games, where they competed in the K-4 1000 m category as the reigning World Champions and managed to win the silver medal.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Tibor Linka ICF profile". www.canoeicf.com. International Canoe Federation. Retrieved 19 August 2016. 
  2. ^ Tibor Linka. rio2016.com
  3. ^ a b c Tibor Linka. nbcolympics.com
  4. ^ "Results K2 500m Men". ecsprint.kayakpl.com. 30 June 2013. Retrieved 19 August 2016. 
  5. ^ "Results K2 U23 500m Men" (PDF). mantesenyvelinescanoe2014.spotfokus.pt. 29 June 2014. Retrieved 19 August 2016. 
  6. ^ "Results Race 266 – K4 1000m" (PDF). canoe2015.microplustiming.com. 23 August 2015. Retrieved 19 August 2016. 
  7. ^ "Results K4 Men 1000m" (PDF). europecanoeevents.com. European Canoe Association. 26 June 2016. Retrieved 19 August 2016. 
  8. ^ "Results K4 Men 500m" (PDF). europecanoeevents.com. European Canoe Association. 25 June 2016. Retrieved 19 August 2016. 

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