Date of Birth09/06/1976 - Sala (SVK)
Height185 cm/6'1"
Trap Qualification Day 1 74 (3)
Trap Qualification Day 2 123 (2)
Trap Semifinals 15 (1)
Trap Finals 14 (2)
Team Trap Qualifications 94 (1)
Team Trap Semifinals 28 (1)
Team Trap Finals 27 (1)


School, university-
Started competing1990
Language(s) spokenSlovak, English, Hungarian
Club namePolice Sports Center SKP Trnava
CoachBranislav Slamka, Vojtech Varga

Hunting, swimming, tennis

Major sporting achievements

2014 WCh (Granada) – 1st
2010 OG (London) – 12th
2011 ECh (Belgrade) – 1st | 4 World Cup - 1st (4 X, including 1 in the World Cup Final)
2008 OG (Beijing) – 9th

Key: OG = Olympic Games | YOG = Youth Olympic Games |WCh = World Championships | WJCh = World Junior Championships | ECh = European Championship | EJCh = European Junior Championships |NCh = National Championships | NJCh = National Junior Championships

Most memorable performance

World Champion title and Olympic quota place for Rio 2016 in trap
2014 WCh (Granada) – 1st

Additional information / What would you like people to know about you?

Erik is a shooting veteran, and as a junior he represented the former Czechoslovakia. In trap, he won both World and European Junior Championship titles in the 90s, but later his main business was university study of Material and Technology in Trnava. After many years since his junior competitions, he repeated this coup also among men, becoming World and European champion. From the Slovak shooters besides him, only legendary Jozef Gonci managed to reach the same double until now. He is from a big shooting family - his father and personal coach Vojtech Varga placed 5th in trap at the 1993 World Championships in Barcelona.

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