Lukáš Pollert

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Lukáš Pollert
Medal record
Men's canoe slalom
Representing  Czechoslovakia
Olympic Games
Gold medal – first place 1992 Barcelona C1
Representing  Czech Republic
Olympic Games
Silver medal – second place 1996 Atlanta C1
World Championships
Silver medal – second place 1997 Três Coroas C1
European Championships
Silver medal – second place 1996 Augsburg C1 team
Silver medal – second place 2000 Mezzana C1 team
Bronze medal – third place 1998 Roudnice nad Labem C1
Bronze medal – third place 2000 Mezzana C1

Lukáš Pollert (Czech pronunciation: [ˈlukaːʃ ˈpolɛrt]) (born 24 March 1970 in Prague) is a Czech slalom canoeist who competed from the late 1980s to the early 2000s. Competing in two Summer Olympics, he won two medals in the C1 event with a gold in 1992 and a silver in 1996.

Pollert also won a silver medal in the C1 event at the 1997 ICF Canoe Slalom World Championships in Três Coroas and the overall World Cup title in the C1 category in 1993. At the European Championships he won a total of four medals (2 silvers and 2 bronzes).

He took part in the Velvet Revolution in 1989 in Czechoslovakia which Pollert later considered more important to him than the gold medal he won at Barcelona three years later.

Being a Doctor of Medicine, Pollert retired in 2000 and is nowadays active in his career of a GP in ER of Prague's Military Hospital. He has published several books of interviews with other top Czech sportsmen ("Lukáš Pollert se ptá") and is an active videoblogger on the website. With his partner, Pavla, he has six children, three sons and three daughters.

His sister is actress Klára Pollertová.

World Cup individual podiums[edit]

Season Date Venue Position Event
1991 30 Jun 1991 Mezzana 3rd C1
1992 23 Feb 1992 Launceston 1st C1
1993 25 Jul 1993 Lofer 1st C1
21 Aug 1993 Minden 1st C1
31 Aug 1993 Ocoee 3rd C1
1994 17 Jul 1994 La Seu d'Urgell 1st C1
18 Sep 1994 Asahi, Aichi 2nd C1
1995 2 Jul 1995 Tacen 1st C1
9 Jul 1995 Mezzana 2nd C1
1996 25 Aug 1996 Prague 2nd C1
1998 14 Jun 1998 Liptovský Mikuláš 3rd C1
13 Sep 1998 La Seu d'Urgell 3rd C1
1999 20 Jun 1999 Tacen 1st C1
24 Jun 1999 Tacen 1st C1