Michal Riszdorfer

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Michal Riszdorfer
Medal record
Men's canoe sprint
Olympic Games
Silver medal – second place 2008 Beijing K-4 1000 m
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
Gold medal – first place 2006 Szeged K-4 500 m
Gold medal – first place 2007 Duisburg K-4 500 m
Silver medal – second place 2005 Zagreb K-4 500 m
Silver medal – second place 2005 Zagreb K-4 1000 m
Silver medal – second place 2009 Dartmouth K-4 200 m
Bronze medal – third place 2001 Poznań K-4 500 m
Bronze medal – third place 2007 Duisburg K-4 1000 m
Bronze medal – third place 2009 Dartmouth K-4 1000 m

Michal Riszdorfer (Hungarian: Riszdorfer Mihály, pronounced [ˈrisdorfɛr ˈmihaːj]; born May 26, 1977 in Bratislava)[1] is a Slovak sprint canoer who has competed since the late 1990s. Competing in three Summer Olympics, he won two medals in the K-4 1000 m with a silver in 2008 and a bronze in 2004.

Riszdorfer has also won fourteen medals at the ICF Canoe Sprint World Championships with eight golds (K-2 500 m: 1998, K-2 1000 m: 1999, K-4 500 m: 2002, 2003, 2006, 2007; K-4 1000 m: 2002, 2003), three silvers (K-4 200 m: 2009, K-4 500 m: 2005, K-4 1000 m: 2005), and three bronzes (K-4 500 m: 2001, K-4 1000 m: 2007, 2009).

Riszdorfer is a member of the ŠKP club in Bratislava. He is 177 cm (5 ft 10 in) tall and weighs 78 kg (172 lb).

Personal life[edit]

Riszdorfer comes from the Hungarian minority in Slovakia. He was born in Bratislava and lived in Komárno, home to a sizeable Hungarian community on the shores of the Danube, since his early childhood.[2] He has a younger brother Richard, who is also a canoer and member of the multiple medal winning K-4 boat.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Michal Riszdorfer Biography and Olympic Results". Sportsreference. Retrieved 15 October 2011. 
  2. ^ Murányi, András (19 December 2007). "Határeset" [Borderline case] (in Hungarian). Hócipő. Retrieved 15 October 2011. [...] my dad is Hungarian, my mother is Slovak. I was born yet in Czechoslovakia, more precisely in Pozsony [Hungarian for Bratislava], although we live in Komárom since my early childhood. ([...] édesapám magyar, édesanyám szlovák. Még Csehszlovákiában, közelebbről Pozsonyban születtem, ám egész kisgyermek korom óta Komáromban élünk.) 

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