Elena Kaliská

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Elena Kaliská
Elena Kaliská 2011.jpg
Elena Kaliská
Personal information
Nationality Slovak
Born (1972-01-19) 19 January 1972 (age 43)
Zvolen, Czechoslovakia
Height 1.72 m (5 ft 8 in)
Weight 66 kg (146 lb)
Country Slovakia
Sport Canoe slalom
Event(s) K-1

Elena Kaliská (born 19 January 1972) is a Slovak slalom canoeist who has competed since the late 1980s. Competing in four Summer Olympics, she won two gold medals in the K-1 event, earning them in 2004 and 2008.

Kaliská also won five medals at the ICF Canoe Slalom World Championships with two golds (K-1: 2005, K-1 team: 2011), two silvers (K-1: 2007, K-1 team: 2009) and a bronze (K-1 team: 2014).

She has won the overall World Cup title 6 times (2000-2001, 2003-2006), which is a record among women.

At the European Championships she has won a total of 15 medals (8 golds, 4 silvers and 3 bronzes).


Preceded by
Martina Moravcová
Sportsperson of Slovakia
Succeeded by
Dominik Hrbatý
Olympic Games
Preceded by
Michal Martikán
Flagbearer for  Slovakia
Beijing 2008
Succeeded by
Jozef Gönci