Czech Republic at the 1998 Winter Olympics

The Czech Republic competed at the 1998 Winter Olympics in Nagano, Japan. The medal hopes were set on ice hockey team and Kateřina Neumannová in cross-country skiing. The ice hockey team won their first gold medal in history.[1] Kateřina Neumannová was also successful, winning one silver and one bronze medal. The surprise performance for the team was freestyle skier Aleš Valenta who came fourth.

Czech Republic at the
1998 Winter Olympics
Flag of the Czech Republic.svg
IOC codeCZE
NOCCzech Olympic Committee
Websitewww.olympic.cz (in Czech and English)
in Nagano
Competitors61 (48 men, 13 women) in 9 sports
Flag bearer Lubomír Buchta (cross-country skiing)
Medals
Ranked 14th
Gold
1
Silver
1
Bronze
1
Total
3
Winter Olympics appearances (overview)
Other related appearances
 Czechoslovakia (1924–1992)

MedalistsEdit

Medal Name Sport Event
  Gold Czech Republic men's national ice hockey team
Ice hockey Men's competition
  Silver Kateřina Neumannová Cross-country skiing Women's 5 km (classical)
  Bronze Kateřina Neumannová Cross-country skiing Women's 10 km pursuit (freestyle)

Alpine skiingEdit

Men
Athlete Event Race 1 Race 2 Total
Time Time Time Rank
Marcel Maxa Giant Slalom 1:25.88 1:23.63 2:49.51 29
Marcel Maxa Slalom 57.81 DNF DNF

Men's combined

Athlete Slalom Downhill Total
Time 1 Time 2 Time Total time Rank
Marcel Maxa 49.73 46.44 DSQ DSQ
Women
Athlete Event Race 1 Race 2 Total
Time Time Time Rank
Lucie Hrstková Downhill 1:33.00 31
Lucie Hrstková Super-G 1:21.74 35
Lucie Hrstková Giant Slalom DNF DNF
Lucie Hrstková Slalom DNF DNF

Women's combined

Athlete Downhill Slalom Total
Time Time 1 Time 2 Total time Rank
Lucie Hrstková 1:33.29 39.30 37.37 2:49.96 15

BiathlonEdit

Men
Event Athlete Misses 1 Time Rank
10 km Sprint Petr Garabík 3 30:51.3 53
Zdeněk Vítek 2 30:46.5 51
Ivan Masařík 2 28:58.6 15
Event Athlete Time Misses Adjusted time 2 Rank
20 km Petr Garabík 58:28.8 6 1'04:28.8 56
Jiří Holubec 59:08.8 2 1'01:08.8 34
Ivan Masařík 56:30.7 1 57:30.7 4
Men's 4 × 7.5 km relay
Athletes Race
Misses 1 Time Rank
Petr Garabík
Zdeněk Vítek
Jiří Holubec
Ivan Masařík
0 1'26:35.5 14
Women
Event Athlete Misses 1 Time Rank
7.5 km Sprint Kateřina Losmanová-Holubcová 3 26:51.7 57
Irena Novotná-Česneková 3 25:30.4 40
Jiřína Adamičková-Pelcová 1 25:14.5 35
Eva Háková 1 24:58.6 26
Event Athlete Time Misses Adjusted time 2 Rank
15 km Eva Háková 57:25.4 6 1'03:25.4 53
Kateřina Losmanová-Holubcová 1'00:48.9 1 1'01:48.9 44
Jiřína Adamičková-Pelcová 58:26.3 3 1'01:26.3 38
Irena Novotná-Česneková 57:09.0 3 1'00:09.0 30
Women's 4 × 7.5 km relay
Athletes Race
Misses 1 Time Rank
Kateřina Losmanová-Holubcová
Irena Novotná-Česneková
Jiřína Adamičková-Pelcová
Eva Háková
0 1'43:20.5 6
1 A penalty loop of 150 metres had to be skied per missed target.
2 One minute added per missed target.

BobsleighEdit

Sled Athletes Event Run 1 Run 2 Run 3 Run 4 Total
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
CZE-1 Jiří Dzmura
Pavel Polomský
Two-man 55.30 16 55.11 17 DNF DNF
CZE-2 Pavel Puškár
Jan Kobián
Two-man 54.99 12 54.60 5 54.46 8 54.54 7 3:38.59 8
Sled Athletes Event Run 1 Run 2 Run 3 Total
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
CZE-1 Pavel Puškár
Peter Kondrát
Pavel Polomský
Jan Kobián
Four-man 53.61 12 53.80 16 53.88 11 2:41.29 13

Cross-country skiingEdit

Men
Event Athlete Race
Time Rank
10 km
C
Lubomír Buchta 30:38.4 52
Lukáš Bauer 30:11.1 45
Martin Koukal 29:41.8 35
Petr Michl 29:28.5 32
15 km
pursuit1
F
Lubomír Buchta 45:36.6 50
Martin Koukal 44:41.8 37
Lukáš Bauer 44:16.3 32
Petr Michl 42:47.5 23
30 km
C
Lubomír Buchta DNF
Lukáš Bauer 1'42:08.8 33
Jiří Magál 1'40:29.6 22
50 km
F
Jiří Magál 2'21:30.5 47
Petr Michl 2'13:08.3 17
Lubomír Buchta 2'11:34.8 13
1 Starting delay based on 10 km results.
C = Classical style, F = Freestyle
Men's 4 × 10 km relay
Athletes Race
Time Rank
Lukáš Bauer
Martin Koukal
Petr Michl
Jiří Magál
1'45:35.4 15
Women
Event Athlete Race
Time Rank
5 km
C
Zuzana Kocumová 19:58.3 59
Jana Šaldová 19:00.4 28
Kateřina Hanušová 18:49.1 22
Kateřina Neumannová 17:42.7  
10 km
pursuit2
F
Zuzana Kocumová 32:34.9 41
Kateřina Hanušová 30:58.8 24
Kateřina Neumannová 28:37.2  
15 km
C
Iveta Zelingerová-Fortová 52:26.3 44
Jana Šaldová 51:33.8 29
Kateřina Neumannová 49:01.9 9
30 km
F
Zuzana Kocumová 1'32:52.1 35
Kateřina Hanušová 1'29:59.9 23
2 Starting delay based on 5 km results.
C = Classical style, F = Freestyle
Women's 4 × 5 km relay
Athletes Race
Time Rank
Jana Šaldová
Kateřina Neumannová
Kateřina Hanušová
Zuzana Kocumová
56:58.7 6

Figure skatingEdit

Women
Athlete SP FS TFP Rank
Lenka Kulovaná 16 18 26.0 18
Pairs
Athletes SP FS TFP Rank
Kateřina Beránková
Otto Dlabola
14 15 22.0 15
Ice Dancing
Athletes CD1 CD2 OD FD TFP Rank
Kateřina Mrázová
Martin Šimeček
13 13 13 13 26.0 13

Freestyle skiingEdit

Men
Athlete Event Qualification Final
Points Rank Points Rank
Aleš Valenta Aerials 205.50 11 Q 232.25 4

Ice hockeyEdit

Men's TournamentEdit

First Round - Group DEdit

Team GP W L T GF GA GD Pts
  Russia 3 3 0 0 15 6 +9 6
  Czech Republic 3 2 1 0 12 4 +8 4
  Finland 3 1 2 0 11 9 +2 2
  Kazakhstan 3 0 3 0 6 25 -19 0

All times are local (UTC-7).

13 February 1998Czech Republic  3 – 0
(0-0, 0-1, 0-2)
  FinlandThe Big Hat/ Aqua Wing Arena, Nagano, Japan
Attendance: 5,050
15 February 1998Czech Republic  8 – 2
(0-1, 2-3, 0-4)
  KazakhstanThe Big Hat/ Aqua Wing Arena, Nagano, Japan
Attendance: 9,975
16 February 1998Russia  2 – 1
(0-0, 0-1, 2-0)
  Czech RepublicThe Big Hat/ Aqua Wing Arena, Nagano, Japan
Attendance: 9,847

Quarter-finalEdit

All times are local (UTC-7).

18 February 1998Czech Republic  4 – 1
(1-0, 0-3, 0-1)
  United StatesThe Big Hat/ Aqua Wing Arena, Nagano, Japan
Attendance: 9,822

Semi-finalEdit

All times are local (UTC-7).

20 February 1998Canada  1 – 2 (SO)
(0-0, 0-0, 1-1, 0-0, 0-1)
  Czech RepublicThe Big Hat/ Aqua Wing Arena, Nagano, Japan
Attendance: 9,279

Gold Medal GameEdit

All times are local (UTC-7).

22 February 1998    Czech Republic1 – 0
(0-0, 0-0, 1-0)
Russia  The Big Hat/ Aqua Wing Arena, Nagano, Japan
Attendance: 9,985
Gold:
  Czech Republic
Josef Beranek
Jan Caloun
Roman Cechmanek
Jiri Dopita
Roman Hamrlik
Dominik Hasek
Milan Hejduk
Milan Hnilička
Jaromir Jagr
Frantisek Kucera
Robert Lang
David Moravec
Pavel Patera
Libor Prochazka
Martin Prochazka
Robert Reichel
Martin Rucinsky
Vladimir Ruzicka-C
Jiri Slegr
Richard Smehlik
Jaroslav Spacek
Martin Straka
Petr Svoboda

Nordic combinedEdit

Men's individual

Events:

  • normal hill ski jumping
  • 15 km cross-country skiing (Start delay, based on ski jumping results.)
Athlete Event Ski Jumping Cross-country
time
Total
rank
Points Rank
Petr Šmejc Individual 195.0 34 48:37.4 40
Ladislav Rygl 204.5 23 44:20.8 14
Jan Matura 218.0 12 47:35.0 35
Milan Kučera 228.0 8 42:45.8 5

Men's Team

Four participants per team.

Events:

  • normal hill ski jumping
  • 5 km cross-country skiing (Start delay, based on ski jumping results.)
Athletes Ski jumping Cross-country
time
Total
rank
Points Rank
Marek Fiurášek
Milan Kučera
Jan Matura
Ladislav Rygl
900.5 4 57:04.7 8

Ski jumpingEdit

Athlete Event Jump 1 Jump 2 Total
Distance Points Rank Distance Points Points Rank
Jakub Sucháček Normal hill 77.5 87.5 29 Q 81.0 96.0 183.5 28
Jaroslav Sakala 77.5 89.0 28 Q 80.5 96.0 185.0 26
Michal Doležal 81.5 98.5 20 Q 87.5 112.5 211.0 11
František Jež 83.5 103.0 13 Q 77.5 89.5 192.5 24
Jaroslav Sakala Large hill 91.5 61.2 56 Did not advance
František Jež 113.5 104.3 25 Q 113.0 104.4 208.7 24
Michal Doležal 116.0 107.8 18 Q 130.5 135.4 243.2 8
Jakub Sucháček 117.5 111.0 13 Q 121.0 118.3 229.3 15
Men's team large hill
Athletes Result
Points 1 Rank
Jakub Sucháček
František Jež
Michal Doležal
Jaroslav Sakala
710.3 7
1 Four teams members performed two jumps each.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Czech Republic Beats Russia for Gold". The Washington Post. 23 February 1998. Retrieved 12 November 2021.