Martin Doktor

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This article is about the Czech canoer. For the Slovak footballer, see Martin Doktor (footballer).
Martin Doktor
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Martin Doktor in 2005
Medal record
Men's canoe sprint
Olympic Games
Gold 1996 Atlanta C-1 500 m
Gold 1996 Atlanta C-1 1000 m
World Championships
Gold 1997 Dartmouth C-1 500 m
Gold 1998 Szeged C-1 200 m
Silver 1995 Dusiburg C-1 500 m
Silver 1995 Dusiburg C-1 1000 m
Silver 1997 Dartmouth C-1 200 m
Silver 1997 Dartmouth C-1 1000 m
Silver 1998 Szeged C-1 1000 m
Silver 1999 Milan C-1 200 m
Silver 1999 Milan C-1 500 m
Silver 2001 Poznań C-1 1000 m
Silver 2003 Gainesville C-1 200 m
Bronze 1998 Szeged C-4 1000 m
Bronze 1999 Milan C-1 1000 m
Bronze 2003 Gainesville C-1 500 m

Martin Doktor (Czech pronunciation: [ˈmarcɪn ˈdoktor]) (born 21 May 1974 in Polička, Czechoslovakia) is the Czech Republic's best-known sprint canoer. He was double Olympic champion in the Canadian canoe C-1 discipline at the 1996 Summer Olympics in Atlanta. During the 1996 games, his mother cooked knedliky (Dumplings in (Czech)), using dozens of kg of flour brought over from the Czech Republic.

Doktor went on to win 14 medals at the ICF Canoe Sprint World Championships, including two golds (C-1 200 m: 1998, C-1 500 m: 1997), nine silvers (C-1 200 m: 1997, 1999, 2003; C-1 500 m: 1995, 1999; C-1 1000 m: 1995, 1997, 1998, 2001), and three bronzes (C-1 500 m: 2003, C-1 1000 m: 1999, C-4 1000 m: 1998). He was also European C-1 1000 m champion in 1997 and 2000.

At the 2004 Summer Olympics Doktor was unfortunate not to add to his medal tally, coming in fourth in the C-1 1000 m final and fifth in the C-1 500 m.

His most recent medal success came at the 2006 European Championships, held in Račice, Czech Republic, where he won the C-1 200 m silver medal.

Doktor, nicknamed Boban, remains one of canoeing's most consistent performers. At the 2006 ICF Canoe Sprint World Championships he entered all three C-1 events, reaching the final in each. He finished fourth in the 200 m, fifth in the 500 m, and eighth in the 1000 m.

He is 178 cm (5'10") tall and weighs 78 kg (172 lbs).