Juraj Bača

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Juraj Bača
Medal record
Men's canoe sprint
Olympic Games
Bronze medal – third place 2004 Athens K-4 1000 m
World Championships
Gold medal – first place 1998 Szeged K-2 500 m
Gold medal – first place 1999 Milan K-2 1000 m
Gold medal – first place 2002 Seville K-4 500 m
Gold medal – first place 2002 Seville K-4 1000 m
Gold medal – first place 2003 Gainesville K-4 500 m
Gold medal – first place 2003 Gainesville K-4 1000 m
Bronze medal – third place 2001 Poznań K-4 500 m

Juraj Bača (born March 17, 1977 in Komárno) is a Slovak sprint canoer who competed from 1998 to 2005. Competing in two Summer Olympics, he won a bronze medal in the K-4 1000 m event at Athens in 2004.

Bača also won seven medals at the ICF Canoe Sprint World Championships with six golds (K-2 500 m: 1998, K-2 1000 m: 1999, K-4 500 m: 2002, 2003; K-4 1000 m: 2002, 2003) and one bronze (K-4 500 m: 2001).

After retiring from competition, Bača now works as a kayak coach. In autumn 2006 he appeared on the celebrity TV dance competition Let's Dance.

Bača was a member of the ŠKP Bratislava club. He is 186 cm (6'1") tall and raced at 86 kg (189 lbs).

References[edit]

  • ICF medalists for Olympic and World Championships – Part 1: flatwater (now sprint): 1936–2007 at WebCite (archived 2009-01-21). Additional archives: Wayback Machine.
  • ICF medalists for Olympic and World Championships – Part 2: rest of flatwater (now sprint) and remaining canoeing disciplines: 1936–2007 at WebCite (archived 2009-11-09)
  • Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill. "Juraj Bača". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC.