Běla Hlaváčková

Běla Hlaváčková (born 18 April 1976) is a Czech Paralympic swimmer.[1] She has competed in two Summer Paralympics winning a total of five medals, including gold in the 50m freestyle at both Athens in 2004 and Beijing in 2008.

Běla Hlaváčková
Personal information
National teamCzech Republic
Born18 April 1976
Náchod CZ

Career historyEdit

Hlaváčková was born in 1976 in Náchod which is now in the Czech Republic and took to swimming from the age of 9. In 1999 she had to undergo spinal surgery, but she never fully recovered. She now has to use a wheelchair. She married the same year.[2]

in 2001 she won a gold, silver and two bronze medals at the European championships in the S5 category. In the world championships in Argentina she took a bronze medal in the 50m freestyle as well as establishing a world record time for the 50 metre backstroke. For this she received a gold medal.[2]

Hlaváčková has a son.[2]


  1. ^ "Trebinova, Bela". IPC. Retrieved 23 August 2015.[permanent dead link]
  2. ^ a b c Běla Hlaváčková Archived August 26, 2014, at the Wayback Machine, pf.jcu.cz, retrieved 21 August 2014