Lukáš Pollert

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Lukáš Pollert
Medal record
Men's canoe slalom
Competitor for  Czechoslovakia
Olympic Games
Gold 1992 Barcelona C-1
Competitor for  Czech Republic
Olympic Games
Silver 1996 Atlanta C-1
World Championships
Silver 1997 Três Coroas C-1
European Championships
Silver 1996 Augsburg C-1 team
Silver 2000 Mezzana C-1 team
Bronze 1998 Roudnice nad Labem C-1
Bronze 2000 Mezzana C-1

Lukáš Pollert (Czech pronunciation: [ˈlukaːʃ ˈpolɛrt]) (born 24 March 1970 in Prague) is a Czech slalom canoer who competed from the late 1980s to the early 2000s. Competing in two Summer Olympics, he won two medals in the C-1 event with a gold in 1992 and a silver in 1996.

Pollert also won a silver medal in the C-1 event at the 1997 ICF Canoe Slalom World Championships in Três Coroas and the overall World Cup title in the C-1 category in 1993. At the European Championships he won a total of four medals (2 silvers and 2 bronzes).

He took part in the Velvet Revolution in 1989 in Czechoslovakia which Pollert later considered more important to him than the gold medal he won at Barcelona three years later.

Being a Doctor of Medicine, Pollert retired in 2000 and is nowadays active in his career of a GP in ER of Prague's Military Hospital. He has published several books of interviews with other top Czech sportsmen ("Lukáš Pollert se ptá") and is an active videoblogger on the Vyladeno.tv website. He has two daughters.

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