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Vavřinec Hradilek

Vavřinec Hradilek (Czech pronunciation: [ˈvavr̝ɪnɛts ˈɦraɟɪlɛk]; born 10 March 1987) is a Czech slalom canoeist who has competed at the international level since 2003.[1]

Vavřinec Hradilek
Vavřinec Hradilek 2016.jpg
Personal information
Born (1987-03-10) 10 March 1987 (age 32)
Prague, Czechoslovakia
Height169 cm (5 ft 7 in)
Weight73 kg (161 lb)
CountryCzech Republic
SportCanoe slalom
ClubUSK Praha

Hradilek competed in the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing. In the K1 event he finished seventh in the qualification round, thus progressing to the semifinals. In the semifinals he finished eleventh, failing to reach the final round. At the 2012 Summer Olympics in London he won a silver medal in the K1 event. He recorded a time of 94.78 seconds in the final which was only beaten by Daniele Molmenti (93.43 s). He also started in the C2 event with Stanislav Ježek where they finished ninth after being eliminated in the semifinals.[1]

Hradilek won eight medals at the ICF Canoe Slalom World Championships with four golds (K1: 2013; K1 team: 2009, 2015; Extreme K1: 2017), three silvers (K1: 2010, K1 team: 2014, 2019) and a bronze (K1 team: 2007). He also won five medals at the European Championships (3 golds, 1 silver and 1 bronze).[2] Hradilek won the overall World Cup title in Extreme K1 in 2019.

World Cup individual podiumsEdit

Season Date Venue Position Event
2007 1 Jul 2007 Prague 1st K1
2009 1 Feb 2009 Mangahao 1st K11
2010 21 Feb 2010 Penrith 2nd K12
2011 13 Aug 2011 Prague 1st K1
2013 6 Jul 2013 La Seu d'Urgell 1st K1
2015 27 Jun 2015 Kraków 1st K1
4 Jul 2015 Liptovský Mikuláš 2nd K1
2016 3 Sep 2016 Prague 3rd K1
2019 23 June 2019 Bratislava 1st Extreme K1
1 Oceania Championship counting for World Cup points
2 Oceania Canoe Slalom Open counting for World Cup points


  1. ^ a b "Vavřinec Hradilek". Retrieved 13 January 2018.
  2. ^ "Vavrinec HRADILEK (CZE)". Retrieved 1 October 2017.

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