Csipes Tamara


January 27, 2022

Tamara Csipes (Budapest, August 24, 1989 -) is a two-time Olympic, world and European champion Hungarian kayaker. His father is Olympic champion kayaker Ferenc Csipes, his mother is Andrea Orosz, a national team swimmer.

Sports career

As a child, he started playing sports as a swimmer. He switched to kayaking in 2000. In 2003, he won 2 gold medals at the European Olympic Hopes competition. He became European Youth Champion in 2004 and World Champion in the same age group in 2005. Over the next 2 years, he won several gold medals at world age group competitions. He started his first adult European Championship in 2009, winning a silver medal twice. The following year, he won two world championships and one European championship title. In 2011, he became a two-time European champion. He was unable to join the Olympic team. In October 2012, he announced that he intended to continue to appear in Australian colors. The Hungarian trade union and then the international federation did not contribute to this either. In February 2014, he announced that he would continue to compete in Hungarian colors as a competitor in the Honvéd. At the 2014 World Speed ​​Canoe Championship, K2 won a gold medal at 500 meters (Szabó) and K1 a silver medal at 1000 meters. In May 2015, a drug test at a training camp showed cocaine use in its sample. Since he failed in a race, the case was not a disciplinary case but a disciplinary case. The disciplinary committee banned him from racing for ten months at first instance. In the second instance, it was banned from racing until August 23, 2015, and the discounts available to athletes (such as national team membership) were revoked until December 31, 2015. At the 2016 European Speed ​​Kayak Championship, K4 took first place at 500 meters (Szabó, Kozák, Fazekas-Zur). At the Olympics as a member of the kayak team Gabriella Szabó, Danuta Kozák, Krisztina Fazekas-Zur, Tamara Csipes, she won an Olympic championship at 500 meters, so like her father, she won an Olympic gold medal in April 2017. She announced that she was expecting a child. Her daughter was born in November and was named Olivia. At the Tokyo Olympics, kayakers finished 4th with Erika Medveczky in 500 meters, and kayak won silver in each 500 meters. Kayak became the Olympic champion for the second time with four.

Hungarian Championship

Awards, recognitions

Junior Prima Award (2009) Excellent athlete of Újbuda (2009) Hungarian Athlete of the Year (2011, 2021) National Sports Association Hungarian Youth Athlete of the Year election, second place (2011) Hereditary champion of Hungarian kayaking (2014) Officer's Cross of the Hungarian Order of Merit (2016) Hungarian kayaker of the year (2020, 2021) Middle Cross of the Hungarian Order of Merit (2021)


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