Date of Birth 1984.07.23.
Height 181 cm
Weight 80 kg
Coach Ferenc Csipes
Age begun canoeing? 1993
Favourite Training Venue? Szeged
What Made you decide flatwater was the sport you wanted
My brother was canoeing, and I tried so many sports, but then after all
canoeing was what I like the best
Preferred Racing Distance? 1000m
Favourite Training Session?
Everything, excluding swimming
Favourite Training camp Location?
Why do you enjoy canoeing so much?
Because of my buddies, the successes
What is your most memorable moment in racing?
2001 Junior World Championship where I was 2. in K1 – the
Do you have any pre race ritual ..which brings you luck?
Yes but if I tell it, I will have no more luck :-)
Do you train much off the water like in the gym?
is the heavy weights a determining factor in your performance?
Not too much, in the summer twice a week.
Do you use any supplements like protein powders and
No protein, some vitamins and isotonic drinks
What specific training do you do for your event?
What do you have planned for the future??
Being one of the best kayakers (o maybe even the best…) in Hungary
What does your typical day consist of?
I weak at 6.00, go for training, then I go to to the University, after
lunch I train again and around 8 pm I arrive home
What current equipment are you using and how does
this benefit your
Nelo Vanquish ML (special Hungarian colors), Bracsa VI, and Garmin Forerunner
201 GPS. I am also the dealer of Nelo boats and Garmin GPS-s in Hungary
together with Krisztian Bartfai , you can see www.nelo.hu
Do you have any other interests other than kayak?
Girls, computers, business
How well are hungarian athletes funded?
The top are well funded, others are trying to live day after day.
How long have you spent on the team?
3 years in Junior team, I am trying to get in the Senior team next year
What is you favourite distance (K1-2-4, 200, 500,
K1 and K4 1000m
Do you study and if so what are you studying?
University of Techniques, Budapest
How do you feel about your overall performance last year?
My wrist was broken early in the summer, however I could be qualified
for marathon (between seniors)
What do you wish to improve upon for next year?
I have changed club and coach this winter, I will have some surprises
What do you feel is the most important part of your race?
The whole race, of course…
How do you feel the 200m scene is developing on the world stage?
It is getting stronger, but I think it is still a very little part of
What would you say your strengths are in flatwater?
Technique, durance, strength of will
Do you have any words of wisdom for anybody who wish to become
crew boat paddlers? what should they concentrate on?
Until you are 16, you have to concentrate only on the quantity.
After that you should concentrate with the quality, and when you are 19,
it will be obvious if it is worth to do this sport as a professional.