Athlete Profile: Monika Dukarska Killorglin RC athlete Monika Dukarska has had some im‐ pressive results in her first year on the Irish senior team. Together with Leonora Kennedy, she competed in the heavyweight double at the World Cup II in Eton Dorney in June, finishing sixth overall. At the World University Games in July, she finished fourth in an exceptionally strong field, including Olympians Natalya Dovgodko and Jitka Antosova; and World U23 medallist Elsa Gulbe. The Killorglin‐based athlete is currently studying a Master’s degree in Entrepreneurship at IT Tralee.
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“When you’re a winner you come back, no matter what happened the day before”
Favourite Food My mother’s Christmas dumplings with mushrooms and sauerkraut. Pastas in gen‐ eral. Hobbies Travelling, shopping, music and of course, rowing. Person you would most like to meet Ekaterina Karsten Favourite Film Home Alone Three things you’d save in a fire My comfy pillow USB disk Mobile phone Favourite TV Show Two and a Half Men, Friends Favourite holiday destination Cannes, France IRELAND
Favourite sport (other than rowing) Basketball, weightlifting Sportsperson you admire most I don’t really have a person like that; I learn from many people and create something unique that works for me. Other sports that you played Basketball, volleyball, long‐jump (athletics) Sporting event you would most like to attend Olympics 2016 How did you first get involved in rowing? When I moved to Ireland, girls from my school asked me if I wanted to come rowing, as I was very tall.
Published on Jul 24, 2013
Featuring: Contributions by Monika Dukarska, Sinead Jennings and Hamish Adams. Reviews of Irish Rowing Championships, Henley Royal Regatta,...