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Jiří Prskavec


Best known as: Jiri

Hometown: Mělník

Living now: Brandýs nad Labem – Stará Boleslav

Discipline: Kayak

Class: K1m

Current boats: Salto 3

Big volume or tight and technical: Tight and technical

Favourite paddling spot: Prague Troja, London – Lee Valley, Penrith


How did you get into paddling: My parents were both involved in the sport so it probably just happened as it was a normal thing to be a professional athlete. 

Achievements: Olympic gold,2x World champion,2x World cup champion, 4x European champion

What's next... ambitions / plans: I want to have fun doing sport that I love as long as it gives me the joy. 

Best things about paddling: Fun, there are always new things to learn, the sport is still evolving and you have to adapt to it. 

Best boating moment: Probably gold in Tokio, 1st place at the Seu worlds is right behind as I had my family including my 1st born there with me. 

Worst boating moment: Foix junior worlds as well as Deep creek worlds. Both races I was in a good shape and didn’t show my paddling. 

Any other Hobbies: I like SUP, XC skiing, also we live in a house now and there is something to do all the time. I enjoy that a lot actually. 


Ultimate worldwide destination: Czech republic


Favourite Stuff Section: 

Food: Fried cheese, Pizza, Svíčková

Drink: Beer 

Music: Whatever I like, currently Czech oldies song

Movie: I like documentaries, Comedy and also fairy tales

Read: Harry Potter is always gonna be number one, but currently I like to read sport biography and sport psychology. 


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