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The Year 2001 Race

Iztok Cop

Name Iztok cop
Nationality Slovenian
Date of birth 1973
Place of birth Slovenia
Occupation Policeman and athlete
Domicile Radovljica, Slovenia
In his own words:
"I have been rowing since 1985. My first Junior World Championship was in Szeged (Hungary) where I won the 2-. In 1991 World Championship we won silver behind Steve Redgrave. And we won bronze at the 1992 Olympics in Barcelona in the 2-. Then I switched to the single and in the 1994 World Championships I won bronze, gold in 1995. In 1999 I won gold at the World Championships again in the 2x. My hobbies are cross country skiing and mountain biking."

Iztok's career highlight came last year when he and his doubles partner, Luka Spik won the Olympic Gold medal in Sydney in fine style.


Iztok Cop has raced the Hackett Thames World Sculling Challenge for several years now and knows the course and likely conditions he'll face very well. Last year he was forced to bail out his boat during the race. Iztok won the event in 1999 and will be hoping to regain his title this year and fight off the challenge from last year's victor, Vaclav Chalupa.
Iztok Cop
Selected other results:
1990 World Championships Tasmania2-7th
1993 World Championships Racice2-3rd
1996 Olympics Atlanta1x4th
1997 World Cup1x1st
1997 World Championships Aiguebelette1x4th
2000 Olympics Sydney2x1st

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