Krisztián Bártfai

Date of Birth 16.07.1974
Height 175
Weight 78
Club UTE
Hometown VÁC
Age begun canoeing? 10
Favourite Training Venue? Szolnok

What Made you decide flatwater was the sport you wanted to do?
My first school was a sport school

Preferred Racing Distance?
K2 1000m

Favourite Training Session?
Long wash leads (over 25km)

Favourite Training camp Location?
Gold Coast Australia

Why do you enjoy canoeing so much?
Because of my friends there . I like train.

What is your most memorable moment in racing?
Finish :-)

Do you have any pre race ritual ..which brings you luck?

Do you train much off the water like in the gym?
Is the heavy weights a determining factor in your performance?
I train on water a lot and I dont like to train in gym but I like heavy weights

Do you use any supplements like protein powders and vitamins?
Multi vitamins, whey protein, l carnitin

What specific training do you do for your event?
K2 1000m time trail :-)

Krisztien talk us through your race in Sydney where you won your bronze medal?
:-) it was a good race we did what we could

What do you have planned for the future?
This is my last year in the kayak spot like an athlete and I study for pilot so I wolud like to be a pilot

What current equipment are you using and how does this benefit your performance?
NELO boats
Braca paddles

Do you have any other interests other than kayak? Flying

How well are Hungarian athletes funded?
From the government we've got around the Hungarian average monthly earnings

How long have you spent on the team?
12 years

What is you favourite distance (K1-2-4, 200, 500, 1000)?
K2 500m

Do you study and if so what are you studying?
Sport management, Flying and form September Recreation, engineering

How do you feel about your overall performance last year?
It wasn't my best year .It was BAD.

What do you wish to improve upon for next year?
Secret :-)

What do you feel is the most important part of your race?
Last 200m

How do you feel the 200m scene is developing on the world stage?

What would you say your strengths are in flatwater?

Do you have any words of wisdom for anybody who wish to become crew boat paddlers?
What should they concentrate on Techniques , Techniques, Techniques