Miroslav Šimek

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Miroslav Šimek
Medal record
Men's canoe slalom
Representing  Czechoslovakia
Olympic Games
Silver medal – second place 1992 Barcelona C-2
World Championships
Gold medal – first place 1985 Augsburg C-2 team
Silver medal – second place 1987 Bourg St.-Maurice C-2 team
Silver medal – second place 1989 Savage River C-2 team
Silver medal – second place 1991 Tacen C-2
Silver medal – second place 1991 Tacen C-2 team
Representing  Czech Republic
Olympic Games
Silver medal – second place 1996 Atlanta C-2
World Championships
Gold medal – first place 1993 Mezzana C-2
Gold medal – first place 1993 Mezzana C-2 team
Gold medal – first place 1995 Nottingham C-2 team
Silver medal – second place 1997 Três Coroas C-2 team
Bronze medal – third place 1997 Três Coroas C-2
European Championships
Silver medal – second place 1996 Augsburg C-2

Miroslav Šimek (Czech pronunciation: [ˈmɪroslaf ˈʃɪmɛk]) (born 27 January 1959 in Turnov) is a Czechoslovak-Czech slalom canoeist who competed from the late 1970s to the late 1990s. Competing in two Summer Olympics, he won two silver medals in the C-2 event, earning them in 1992 and 1996.

Šimek also won a complete set of medals in the C-2 event at the ICF Canoe Slalom World Championships with a gold in 1993, a silver in 1991, and a bronze in 1997. He earned seven other medals in the C-2 team event (3 golds and 4 silvers).

He won the overall World Cup title in the C-2 category six consecutive times between 1990 and 1995. He has also won a silver medal at the 1996 European Championships.

His partner in the boat during most of his active career was Jiří Rohan.

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