Linka at the 2016 Olympics
|Born|| 13 February 1995 |
|Height||199 cm (6 ft 6 in)|
|Weight||105 kg (231 lb)|
|Club||Kajak Canoe Klub Samorin|
|Coached by||Marian Tesarik|
Tibor Linka (born 13 February 1995) is a Slovak sprint canoer who competes in the four-man (K-4) events. He won a gold medal at the 2015 World Championships and a silver medal at the 2016 Olympics. Earlier in 2014 he was named Athlete of the Year in his native town of Šamorín.
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