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Juraj Tarr and Tibor Linka waved goodbye to competitive sport

Slovak Canoe Sprinters Juraj Tarr and Tibor Linka decided to end their successful sporting careers.

Slovak Sprint Canoeing national team lost two excellent paddlers at the end of the year 2020 after Juraj Tarr and Tibor Linka both announced their retirement from competitive sport.
Juraj Tarr decided it was enough at the age of 41. In his successful career, he won two silver Olympic medals in Beijing and Rio de Janeiro in the K4 1000 metres event. In addition, kayaker from Komarno won ten medals at World Championships (four gold, three silver, three bronze) and thirteen medals at European Championships (five gold, six silver, two bronze).
Tibor Linka on the other hand is in his best years for sporting career, but admitted the sporting life was not really for him, so he waved goodbye at the age of 25. Following successful junior and U23 years, he also excelled in senior category. He was a member of the K4 1000 metres crew at the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro where Slovakia celebrated silver medal. In 2015 he and colleagues from the K4 celebrated world champion title, and were 2016 European Champions in K4 1000 meters event and silver medallist in the same championships in the K4 500 meters event.