Pavol Hochschorner

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Pavol Hochschorner
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Pavol Hochschorner
Personal information
Full name Pavol Hochschorner
Nationality Slovak
Born (1979-09-07) 7 September 1979 (age 34)
Bratislava, Czechoslovakia
Height 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)
Weight 74 kilograms (163 lb)
Country Slovakia
Sport Canoe slalom
Event(s) C-2

Pavol Hochschorner (born 7 September 1979 in Bratislava) is a Slovak slalom canoer who won three Olympic gold medals in the C-2 event, in 2000, 2004 and 2008 and one bronze medal in 2012, each time with his twin brother Peter Hochschorner as the teammate.

Hochschorner also won thirteen medals at the ICF Canoe Slalom World Championships with six golds (C-2: 2002, 2007, 2009, 2010, 2011; C-2 team: 2009), three silvers (C-2 team: 1999, 2011, 2013) and four bronzes (C-2: 2003, 2006; C-2 team: 2006, 2007).

Hochschorner has won the overall World Cup title 10 times (1999–2004, 2006–2008 and 2011) with his twin brother, which is a record in any category.

At the European Championships he has won a total of 15 medals (9 golds, 3 silvers and 3 bronzes)

He lives in Čunovo, a borough of the Slovak capital Bratislava.

The Hochschorner brothers (Pavol in front) at the 2012 Summer Olympics