Tomáš Rak

Date of birth: 19.5.1989 

Discipline: NO. 1


TOP results:

3rd place European Championship Prague 2018

3rd place in the European Patrol Championship Prague 2018

8th place World Championship Rio de Janeiro 2018

2nd place 3xC1 European Championship Markkleeberg 2015

1st place Riverside cross race Prague 2015, 2016, 2018

4th place European Championship U23, Solkan, Slovenia 2012

3rd place MČR 2012, 2013, 2016, 2018


Where did you start?

In the canoe section in Hradec Králové under the leadership of Jaromír Indruch and Jirka Karlovský. Although we rode on flat water, they taught us the love of the sport and at the same time how to make the right move at the goal, plucking both is the most valuable thing they could pass on to me.


Why do you ride on water?

I have always been close to sports and simply love riding on the water and the state of total relaxation.


What is the best and worst part of training?

The best is when the training starts, because I always look forward to it, and maybe it will sound like a cliché, but I really like every training session. The worst thing is changing clothes in inclement weather. :/


What is your favorite track:

Each one has something in it, but the Olympic track in Athens had a special charm.


What is your best boating experience?

The Czech national anthem on the podium.


Who influenced you the most in paddling?

The best in my category for a long time, I like to watch videos and live competitors and take the best from everyone.


Who is the best slalom skier in the world?

I'm working on being me, but there's still a lot of work and sacrifice ahead of me. And the best? After all, the World Champion every year. :))


Who do you like to follow on Instagram and why?

Beautiful women and art. And why? because I take Instagram as a release and, above all, inspiration.


What are your goals and plans for the future?

Keep moving forward and fight for participation in the Olympics.


What do you like to do besides paddling?

Other sports, drawing, painting - visit my Instagram, business, good food, travel, dance and music...



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