Matej Kovác

Further Personal Information
Residence
Hýlov, SVK
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
English, Slovak
Higher education
Economics - Matej Bel University: Banská Bystrica, SVK
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up weightlifting at age 11 in Kosice, Slovakia.
Why this sport?
He followed his cousin into the sport.
Club / Team
VSC Dukla Banska Bystrica: Slovakia
Name of coach
Rudolf Lukac [national], SVK
General Interest
Nicknames
Slovensky Herkules (sportky.zoznam.sk, 03 Aug 2016)
Awards and honours
He was named 2015 Best Junior Sportsman of an Olympic Sport in Banska Bystrica, Slovakia. He shared the award with Slovakian judoka Marius Fizel. (bbonline.sk, 24 Mar 2016)
Other information
BOBSLEIGH
He and Slovakian weightlifter Lukas Kozienka trained with the Slovakian bobsleigh team ahead of the 2014 Olympic Winter Games in Sochi. Kozienka went on to compete in the four-man event at the Games. (az-europe.eu, 22 Feb 2014; hlavnespravy.sk, 10 Nov 2013)

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