Ferenc Novák

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Ferenc Novák
Medal record
Men’s canoe sprint
Olympic Games
Gold medal – first place 2000 Sydney C-2 500 m
World Championships
Gold medal – first place 1993 Copenhagen C-4 500 m
Gold medal – first place 1994 Mexico City C-4 500 m
Gold medal – first place 2003 Gainesville C-4 1000 m
Silver medal – second place 1994 Mexico City C-2 1000 m
Silver medal – second place 1995 Duisburg C-4 1000 m
Silver medal – second place 1999 Milan C-2 500 m
Bronze medal – third place 2003 Gainesville C-4 500 m

Ferenc Novák (born July 13, 1969 in Budapest) is a Hungarian sprint canoeist who has competed from the early 1990s to 2006. At the 2000 Summer Olympics in Sydney, he won a gold medal in the C-2 500 m event with teammate Imre Pulai.

In the four-man (C-4) canoe he has won a total of three world championship gold medals (1993, 1994 and 2003), as well as two European golds (2002 and 2004). Novák won a total of six medals at the ICF Canoe Sprint World Championships.

His last success came at the 2006 European Championships, held in Račice, Czech Republic, where he won a C-4 500 m bronze medal.

Novak is currently a member of the Budapest Honvéd FC club.

Height: 173 cm (5'8"); weight 77 kg (169 lbs)


  • Perpetual champion of Hungarian Kayak-Canoe
Orders and special awards