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First Czech world champion in an Olympic rowing discipline

Ondřej Synek - biography

The 5-time single sculls world champion and 3-time Olympic medallist is the best rower in Czech history. He started rowing at age 13 and for the first time competed at an international competition, the Junior World Championship, 5 years later. In 2010 he became the first rower in Czech history to win a World Championship in an Olympic discipline. His achievements also include 9 World Cup ranking wins, 5 European champion titles and 3 wins in the “Pražské primátorky” rowing race.


  • sport: rowing 
  • date of birth: October 13th, 1982
  • place of birth: Brandýs nad Labem


3 Olympic medals
5 World Champion titles
5 European Champion titles