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Czech Republic Olympic Team at the 2016 Rio Olympics

Czech Republic at Rio Olympics

The Czech Republic will be one of the teams participating in the 2016 summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro. This will be the sixth time the country is participated in the Olympics since their independence. The Czechs have signed up for all categories from athletics, badminton and canoeing to cycling, rowing, and judo. They are also very good in tennis and swimming and their hockey team is known internationally.

Czech Republic in Rio Olympics

Rio Olympics 2016 is the sixth time Czech Republic is taking part in Summer Games as an independent nation. However, the Czech athletes had competed in these Olympics from 1920 to 1992 as Czechoslovakia and before that as Bohemia. The Czech Olympic committee is one of the oldest internationally recognized committees formed in 1899.

Major Achievements in Rio Olympics

Athletes from Czech Republic have won a total of 44 medals at summer Olympic Games. Their top winning games so far have been canoeing, athletics and shooting. The Czech ice hockey team has won 14 gold medals in Olympics so far as an independent state and 49 medals before that as Czechoslovakia.

Top Czech Athletes

Though the country is famous for ice hockey, their most famous athlete, Katerina Neumannova, is a cross-country skier with 6 medals. Zuzana Hejnova is also very famous internationally for her win in 400m hurdles at Beijing Olympics in 2008 and track and field Diamond League series. Zdenekstybar, Jan Svorada and Leopold Kong have also set the record for cycling.

2016 Rio Participation

The Czech Republic has attained all qualifying standards for most of the athletic events. They have put a maximum of three athletes in every event. The Czech Republic team is known for beautiful uniform and costumes in the Olympics and 2016 Rio Games is not expected to be any different.

The 2016 Games in Numbers

  • Sports : 24
  • Athletes Participating : 103
  • Events : 92

Czech Republic Olympic Athletes at 2016 Summer Olympics

Athletes NameSports
Petr KoukalBadminton
Kristína GavnholtBadminton
Markéta SlukováBeach volleyball
Barbora HermannováBeach volleyball
Kateřina KudějováCanoe slalom
Vítězslav GebasCanoe slalom
Marek ŠindlerCanoe slalom
Jonáš KašparCanoe slalom
Martin FuksaCanoe sprint
Josef DostálCanoe sprint
Filip DvořákCanoe sprint
Jan ŠtěrbaCanoe sprint
Daniel HavelCanoe sprint
Lukas TrefilCanoe sprint
Jaroslav RadoňCanoe sprint
Filip SvabCanoe sprint
Jaroslav KulhavyCycling - Mountain bike
Kateřina NashCycling - Mountain bike
Ondřej CinkCycling - Mountain bike
Jan ŠkarnitzlCycling - Mountain bike
Zdeněk ŠtybarCycling - Road
Leopold KönigCycling - Road
Petr VakočCycling - Road
Jan BártaCycling - Road
Pavel KelemenCycling - Track
Adam PtáčníkCycling - Track
Alexander ChoupenitchFencing
Jiří BeranFencing
Klára SpilkováGolf
David JessenGymnastics
Lukáš KrpálekJudo
Jaromír JežekJudo
Pavel PetřikovJudo
Jana PechanováMarathon swimming
David SvobodaModern pentathlon
Jan KufModern pentathlon
Barbora KodedováModern pentathlon
Ondřej SynekRowing
Miroslava KnapkováRowing
Lenka AntošováRowing
Kristýna FleissnerováRowing
Jakub PodrazilRowing
Jan VetešníkRowing
Ondřej VetešníkRowing
Jiří KopáčRowing
Miroslav Vrastil JrRowing
Lukas HelesicRowing
Viktor TeplýSailing
Karel LavickýSailing
Veronika FenclováSailing
David KosteleckýShooting
Adéla SýkorováShooting
Nikola MazurovaShooting
Filip NepejchalShooting
Libuše JahodováShooting
Simona BaumrtováSwimming
Jan MickaSwimming
Barbora ZávadováSwimming
Lucie SvecenaSwimming
Pavel JanecekSwimming
Barbora SeemanovaSwimming
Soňa BernardováSynchronized swimming
Alžběta DufkováSynchronized swimming
Iveta VacenovskáTable tennis
Dimitry ProkoptsovTable tennis
Lubomir JancarikTable tennis
Hana MatelovaTable tennis
Petra KvitováTennis
Radek ŠtěpánekTennis
Lucie ŠafářováTennis
Barbora StrýcováTennis
Lukáš RosolTennis
Andrea HlaváčkováTennis
Lucie HradeckáTennis
Denisa RosolováTrack & field
Barbora ŠpotákováTrack & field
Zuzana HejnováTrack & field
Pavel MaslákTrack & field
Eva Vrabcová-NývltováTrack & field
Jiřina PtáčníkováTrack & field
Petr SvobodaTrack & field
Anežka DrahotováTrack & field
Michaela HrubáTrack & field
Jakub HolušaTrack & field
Eliška KlučinováTrack & field
Vítězslav VeselýTrack & field
Jan KudličkaTrack & field
Kateřina CachováTrack & field
Jaroslav BábaTrack & field
Jakub VadlejchTrack & field
Kateřina ŠafránkováTrack & field
Radek JuškaTrack & field
Michal BalnerTrack & field
Romana MaláčováTrack & field
Petr FrydrychTrack & field
Lukáš MelichTrack & field
Lukáš GdulaTrack & field
Tomáš StaněkTrack & field
Vendula FrintováTriathlon
Jiří OrságWeightlifting
Adela HanzlickovaWrestling

Olympic Medals Table Czech Republic

Sochi 2014Winter Games2428
London 2012Summer Games43310
Vancouver 2010Winter Games2046
Beijing 2008Summer Games3306
Turin 2006Winter Games1214
Salt Lake City 2002Winter Games1203
Sydney 2000Summer Games2338
Nagano 1998Winter Games1113
Atlanta 1996Summer Games43411

Last Updated On : August 05, 2016

Team USA defeated team Serbia to win its third straight basketball gold medal in Men’s Basketball tournament. The winning team’s coach Mike Krzyzewski was utmost delighted with his team’s victory on the final day of Rio 2016 Olympic Games. USA won by a 19-15 lead and this is their 25th straight victory at the Olympic Games in addition to the 15th straight victory in the basketball tournament. 

Mo Farah of Great Britain has bagged the gold by winning the 5000 meters final and completed the double double. According to media reports, with this victory Farah has become the second man in the history of Olympics to be able to successfully defend his 5000 and 10000 Olympic championships. His victory is being hailed on Twitter with some calling him the greatest long distance runner of all time. Meanwhile, the silver medal has gone to Paul Kipkemoi Chelimo and Dejen Gebremeskel of Ethiopia has bagged the bronze.

In the women's event, Caster Semenya of South Africa won the Olympic gold in the 800m. She won in one minute 55.28 seconds.  Francine Niyonsaba of Burundi won the silver medal and Kenya's Margaret Nyairera Wambui bagged the bronze.

Chen Long of China has taken gold medal in the Rio Olympics 2016 after defeating Lee Chong Wei of Malaysia, who has won a silver in men’s badminton today. Lee was facing pressure not to lose the match. He beat Lin Dan of China in the semi-final. Lee and Lin, both are considered to be the best players of their time. With Lee’s defeat, Malaysia has missed out the chance of getting an Olympic gold medal.


Italy came up with a win and is heading to men's volleyball final against Brazil, after defeating USA. The US men's volleyball team tried all their survival skills, but could not stand in front of Italy. The winning team's thriller was 30-28, 26-28, 9-25, 25-22, 15-9. After it was over, US coach John Speraw said that the team was not skilled enough and they did not execute on some of the opportunities, which Italy flawlessly did

French boxer Estelle Mossely celebrated her 24th birthday by winning a gold medal in Women’s lightweight boxing championship. She defeated China’s Yin Junhua after the end of four rounds that had the two defending champions leveled on the scorecards of three judges. The bronze medals were earned by Mira Potkonen of Finland and Anastasia Beliakova of Russia.

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