Pavol Hochschorner

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Pavol Hochschorner
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Pavol Hochschorner
Personal information
Nationality Slovak
Born (1979-09-07) 7 September 1979 (age 35)
Bratislava, Czechoslovakia
Height 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)
Weight 74 kg (163 lb)
Country Slovakia
Sport Canoe slalom
Event(s) C-2

Pavol Hochschorner (born 7 September 1979) is a Slovak slalom canoeist 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 fourteen medals at the ICF Canoe Slalom World Championships with six golds (C-2: 2002, 2007, 2009, 2010, 2011; C-2 team: 2009), four silvers (C-2 team: 1999, 2011, 2013, 2014) 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 16 medals (10 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