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 45)
Zvolen, Czechoslovakia
Height 1.72 m (5 ft 8 in)
Weight 66 kg (146 lb)
Sport
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 won a total of 16 medals (8 golds, 4 silvers and 4 bronzes).

World Cup individual podiums[edit]

Season Date Venue Position Event
1996 25 Aug 1996 Prague 3rd K1
29 Sep 1996 Três Coroas 3rd K1
1998 14 Jun 1998 Liptovský Mikuláš 1st K1
21 Jun 1998 Tacen 3rd K1
13 Sep 1998 La Seu d'Urgell 3rd K1
1999 20 Jun 1999 Tacen 2nd K1
15 Aug 1999 Bratislava 3rd K1
2000 30 Apr 2000 Penrith 2nd K1
9 Jul 2000 La Seu d'Urgell 2nd K1
30 Jul 2000 Augsburg 1st K1
2001 3 Jun 2001 Merano 1st K1
5 Aug 2001 Prague 3rd K1
9 Sep 2001 Wausau 1st K1
2002 21 Jul 2002 Augsburg 2nd K1
14 Sep 2002 Tibagi 3rd K1
2003 13 Jul 2003 Tacen 3rd K1
31 Jul 2003 Bratislava 2nd K1
3 Aug 2003 Bratislava 2nd K1
2004 23 Apr 2004 Athens 1st K1
30 May 2004 Merano 1st K1
11 Jul 2004 Prague 1st K1
25 Jul 2004 Bourg St.-Maurice 1st K1
2005 24 Jul 2005 La Seu d'Urgell 2nd K1
1 Oct 2005 Penrith 1st K11
2006 4 Jun 2006 Augsburg 1st K1
11 Jun 2006 La Seu d'Urgell 3rd K1
2 Jul 2006 L'Argentière-la-Bessée 1st K12
2008 16 Mar 2008 Penrith 1st K13
2009 5 Jul 2009 Bratislava 1st K1
2010 27 Jun 2010 La Seu d'Urgell 2nd K1
2011 14 Aug 2011 Prague 1st K1
2013 23 Jun 2013 Cardiff 2nd K1
1 World Championship counting for World Cup points
2 European Championship counting for World Cup points
3 Oceania Championship counting for World Cup points

References[edit]

Awards
Preceded by
Martina Moravcová
Sportsperson of Slovakia
2004
Succeeded by
Dominik Hrbatý
Olympic Games
Preceded by
Michal Martikán
Flagbearer for  Slovakia
Beijing 2008
Succeeded by
Jozef Gönci