Zoltán Kammerer

Zoltán Kammerer (born 10 March 1978) is a Hungarian sprint canoeist who has competed since the mid-1990s. Competing in five Summer Olympics, he won three gold medals (K-2 500 m: 2000, K-4 1000 m: 2000, 2004) and a silver medal (K-4 1000 m: 2012).[1]

Zoltán Kammerer
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Kammerer (first R to L) in 2013
Personal information
Nickname(s)Kamera
NationalityHungarian
Born (1978-03-10) 10 March 1978 (age 42)
Vác, Hungary
Height1.82 m (6 ft 0 in)
Weight86 kg (190 lb)
Sport
SportCanoe sprint
ClubGödi SE (–1993)
Újpesti TE (1994–1996)
Győri VSE (1997–)

Kammerer also twelve medals at the ICF Canoe Sprint World Championships with three golds (K-2 1000 m: 2006, K-4 500 m: 1997, K-4 1000 m: 1999), four silvers (K-2 500 m: 2009, K-2 1000 m: 2010, K-4 1000 m: 2001, 2003), and five bronzes (K-2 500 m: 2002, 2006, 2007; K-2 1000 m: 2007, K-4 500 m: 1999).

A member of the Győr club, he is 182 cm (6'0) tall and weighs 86 kg (190 lbs).

At the 2008 Summer Olympics, Kammerer carried the Hungarian flag at the opening ceremonies. This was initially planned to be given to his fellow canoeist György Kolonics who had died a month before the Games.

In June 2015, he competed in the inaugural European Games, for Hungary in canoe sprint, more specifically, Men's K-2 1000m with Tamas Szalai and K-4 1000m with Dávid Tóth, Tamás Kulifai, and Dániel Pauman. He earned gold medals in both areas.

AwardsEdit

  • Masterly youth athlete: 1995
  • Hungarian kayaker of the Year (3): 2000, 2006, 2010
  • Honorary Citizen of Göd (2003)
  • Honorary Citizen of Győr (2004)
Orders and special awards

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "London 2012 - Men's K4 1000 m". www.olympic.org. IOC. Retrieved 12 October 2014.

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