2018 Team TR Hiko - Czech Republic

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Team TR Hiko (Czech Republic) - Nominee for the 2018 Team Award

Website: www.facebook.com/TR-Hiko-214467968657113

Represents: Czech Republic, Sport: Rafting

Team members: TR HIKO team for R4: Aleš Daněk, Jan Havlíček, Ondřej
Pinkava, Jan Šťastný, Ondřej Rolenc (+ Jakub Vrzáň and Adam Svoboda for

Major Results (2018):

  • IRF 2018 World Rafting Championship Title
  • European Rafting Champions R4 2018 in all disciplines and Overall
  • Winners of the Czech rafting race serial Czech Cup R4 2018
  • Winners of the Czech Championship 2018 R4 and R6
  • Winners of the Czech R6 nomination for the World Rafting Championship

The 2018 season has been golden for TR Hiko, the Czech Republic’s dominant men’s rafting team. The team has been on fire, winning the 2018 European Rafting Championships in all disciplines, as well as the Czech Cup R4 title and the Czech Championship R4 and R6 titles. To cap off a spectacular season, the team then secured the International Rafting Federation 2018 World Rafting Championship title in Patagonia. The arduous Downriver event saw the Czech men halt Brazil’s seven-year streak as world championships on a snowy, rainy day that was no deterrent to enthusiastic spectators.

While each member of the rafting team has achieved individual success on the water, it is their combined power as a team that has led to their greatest achievements. TR Hiko is an incredible inspiration for Czech junior rafters, who are exposed to the best rafting skills and techniques in their home environment.

As well-rounded individuals, almost all the TR Hiko team members have become parents recently, demonstrating to the rafting world that it is indeed possible to combine family life with high-performance sport. 

“Winning the world championships means everything to us; it’s the culmination of our eight years training together. It’s a great feeling to finally be first after coming third twice and second twice.” 

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