BARBORA DIMOVOVA (Czech Republic) - Nominee for the 2017 Junior of the Year Award
Born: 2000, Represents: Czech Republic, Sport: Wildwater K1W
Major Results 2017:
- Junior World Champion Women's K1 Sprint 2017
- Junior World Champion Women's K1 Classic Team
- 2nd in the Junior World Champion Women's K1 Classic
- 2nd in the Junior World Champion Women's K1 Sprint Team
- 4th Senior World Championships Women’s K1 Sprint 2017
- 12th in the ICF world ranking (senior) Women’s K1 2017
- 4th in the ICF World Cup ranking (senior) Women's K1 2017
Barbora Dimovova, dominated the junior K1W field this year, claiming four medals at the Junior Wildwater World Championships in Murau, Austria.
The seventeen-year-old from the Czech Republic won gold in the K1W teams classic and finished second in the individual behind her fellow Czech team mate Klara Hricova. Three days later, Barbora won her first junior World Championship title in the individual sprint event and finished second in the teams event.
Following a successful Junior Worlds, Barbora made her debut on the Senior World Championships stage in Pau, France. She finished 4th, only 0.5 seconds off a bronze medal.
Dimovova was ‘surprised’ by her excellent year on the water and is now hungry for even more success. After accomplishing her major goal this season, her next objective is to win a medal at the 2018 Senior World Championships.
Dimovova trains on a small Morava river in her hometown Litovel. However, this year the young athlete spent a lot of time on the road in order to be able to train on bigger rivers. Her father introduced her to kayaking when she was ten-years-old. Although she initially started off with Sprint, Dimovova quickly transitioned to Wildwater canoeing once she got a taste of the rapids and adrenaline.
Off the water, Barbora is passionate about beauty and is a make-up consultant for Mary Kay.
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