Czech Republic at the 2004 Summer Paralympics

Czech Republic competed at the 2004 Summer Paralympics in Athens, Greece. The team included 65 athletes, 45 men and 20 women.[1] Competitors from Czech Republic won 31 medals, including 16 gold, 8 silver and 7 bronze to finish 12th in the medal table.[2] Among them was the flag bearer of the Czech team, Roman Musil - the most successful Czech Paralympian at the Sydney games.

Czech Republic at the
2004 Summer Paralympics
Flag of the Czech Republic.svg
IPC codeCZE
NPCCzech Paralympic Committee
Websitewww.paralympic.cz
in Athens
Competitors65 in 8 sports
Medals
Ranked 12th
Gold
16
Silver
8
Bronze
7
Total
31
Summer Paralympics appearances
Other related appearances
 Czechoslovakia (1972–1992)

MedallistsEdit

Medal Name Sport Event
  Gold Roman Musil Athletics Men's shot put F33/34
  Gold Radim Beles Athletics Men's discus throw F32/51
  Gold Milan Kubala Athletics Men's discus throw F36
  Gold Martin Němec Athletics Men's discus throw F55
  Gold Rostislav Pohlmann Athletics Men's discus throw F57
  Gold Veronika Foltova Athletics Women's shot put F35/36
  Gold Martina Kniezkova Athletics Women's discus throw F32-34/51-53
  Gold Veronika Foltova Athletics Women's throw F35/36/38
  Gold Marcel Pipek Cycling Men's handcycle time trial HC B/C
  Gold Jiri Jezek Cycling Men's bicycle road race/time trial LC2
  Gold Martin Kovar Swimming Men's 50m freestyle S3
  Gold Martin Kovar Swimming Men's 100m freestyle S3
  Gold Martin Kovar Swimming Men's 200m freestyle S3
  Gold Katerina Coufalova Swimming Women's 100m breaststroke SB9
  Gold Bela Hlavackova Swimming Women's 50m backstroke S5
  Gold Frantisek Glazar
Michal Stefanu
Rene Taus
Table tennis Men's teams class 5
  Silver Miroslav Sperk Athletics Men's discus throw F56
  Silver Radim Beles Athletics Men's club throw F32/51
  Silver Vladimira Bujarkova Athletics Women's shot put F37/38
  Silver Eva Kacanu Athletics Women's shot put F54/55
  Silver Veronika Foltova Athletics Women's javelin throw F35-38
  Silver Jiri Jezek Cycling Men's bicycle 4 km individual pursuit LC2
  Silver Michal Stefanu Table tennis Men's singles class 4
  Silver Jolana Matouskova Table tennis Women's singles class 10
  Bronze Dusan Grezl Athletics Men's shot put F38
  Bronze Frantisek Purgl Athletics Men's discus throw F54
  Bronze Rostislav Pohlmann Athletics Men's javelin throw F57
  Bronze Eva Berna Athletics Women's shot put F37/38
  Bronze Jiri Bouska Cycling Men's bicycle 1 km time trial CP 3/4
  Bronze Jiri Bouska Cycling Men's bicycle 3 km individual pursuit CP4
  Bronze Jiri Kaderavek Swimming Men's 100m freestyle S1

SportsEdit

ArcheryEdit

MenEdit

Athlete Event Ranking round Round of 32 Round of 16 Quarterfinals Semifinals Finals
Score Seed Opposition
score
Opposition
score
Opposition
score
Opposition
score
Opposition
score
Rank
Zdenek Sebek Men's individual W1 643 3 Bye   Minami (JPN)
W 103-94
  Groenberg (SWE)
L 96-99
  Fabry (USA)
L 96-108
4

WomenEdit

Athlete Event Ranking round Round of 32 Round of 16 Quarterfinals Semifinals Finals
Score Seed Opposition
score
Opposition
score
Opposition
score
Opposition
score
Opposition
score
Rank
Miroslava Cerna Women's individual W1/W2 552 5 N/A   Truccolo (ITA)
W 119-117
  Fantato (ITA)
L 80-85
Did not advance
Lenka Kuncova 545 9 N/A   Smith (GBR)
L 126-147
Did not advance
Marketa Sidkova 550 6 N/A   Parker (GBR)
W 140-121
  Isozaki (JPN)
L 85-94
Did not advance
Miroslava Cerna
Lenka Kuncova
Marketa Sidkova
Women's teams open 1647 3 N/A   Italy (ITA)
L 176-201
Did not advance

AthleticsEdit

Czech discus thrower Veronika Foltová took the gold, setting a new Paralympic record at 23.47 meters. Martina Kniezková also won a gold medal in the discus throw, setting a new world record in category F51, repeating her triumph at Sydney.

Czech discus thrower František Pürgl initially took fourth place, before being granted the bronze medal after the handicap of the winner Mochtar from Iran was reconsidered and he was moved into other category. Athens was František Pürgl's last Paralympic Games.

Men's trackEdit

Athlete Class Event Heats Semifinal Final
Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank
Aleš Švehlík T38 800m N/A 2:16.53 6

Men's fieldEdit

Athlete Class Event Final
Result Points Rank
Radim Beles F32/51 Club throw 25.44 993  
Discus 9.77 1082  
Dusan Grezl F36/38 Javelin 41.52 - 6
F38 Discus 35.42 - 7
Shot put 13.19 -  
Miroslav Janecek F38 Shot put 12.11 - 5
Ales Kisy F53 Discus 17.02 - 9
Shot put 6.86 - 6
Roman Kolek F36/38 Javelin 39.27 - 7
F38 Discus 36.28 - 6
Shot put 11.72 - 6
Milan Kubala F36 Discus 35.25 -  
Roman Musil F33/34 Discus 26.24 870 5
Shot put 10.26 1069 PR  
Martin Němec F55 Discus 37.18 WR -  
F55-56 Javelin 31.69 928 9
F56 Shot put 11.09 - 4
Rostislav Pohlmann F57 Discus 47.53 WR -  
Javelin 37.91 -  
Shot put DNS
Frantisek Purgl F54 Discus 27.97 -  
Javelin 22.42 - 6
Miroslav Sperk F56 Discus 37.30 -  
Shot put 7.42 - 18
Josef Stiak F55-56 Javelin 31.69 989 5
F56 Shot put 9.15 - 14
Petr Vratil F36/38 Javelin 42.49 - 5
F38 Discus 38.51 - 4

Women's fieldEdit

Athlete Class Event Final
Result Points Rank
Eva Berna F35-38 Javelin 20.63 930 10
F37 Discus 25.10 703 4
F37/38 Shot put 9.47 1028  
Vladimira Bujarkova F37 Discus 22.51 706 7
F37/38 Shot put 9.68 1051  
Andrea Farkasova F35/36/38 Discus 17.89 700 13
F35-38 Javelin 22.02 946 9
F37/38 Shot put 6.99 698 12
Jana Fesslova F54/55 Discus 19.04 744 12
Shot put 6.86 791 11
Veronika Foltova F35/36 Shot put 9.47 WR 1363  
F35/36/38 Discus 23.47 PR 1323  
F35-38 Javelin 22.70 1288  
Eva Kacanu F54/55 Shot put 6.18 1016  
Martina Kniezkova F32-34/51-53 Discus 15.28 1330 WR  
F33/34/52/53 Javelin 9.42 1111 5

BocciaEdit

Athlete Event Preliminaries Round of 16 Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
Opponent Opposition
Score
Rank Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Rank
Ales Bidlas Mixed individual BC3   Hanson (USA) L 1-7 5 Did not advance
  Polychronidis (GRE) W 5-4
  Macedo (POR) L 0-10
  Cronin (IRL) L 0-14
Radovan Krenek   Pesquera (ESP) L 0-6 3 Did not advance
  Kabush (CAN) L 0-9
  O'Grady (IRL) W 3-2

CyclingEdit

Cyclist Jiří Bouška was the first to garner a medal for the Czech team. He took the bronze medal in the 1 km race. Jiří made a new world record for division 4, but after conversion of coefficients placed third in the race overall. The British competitor Darren Kenny from division 3 took home the gold medal. Jiří Bouška also took the bronze medal in the 3 km pursuit event, with teammate Luboš Jirka coming in just behind him in fourth place.

Cyclist Jiří Ježek won the silver medal in another pursuit event. He had taken the gold medal in Sydney. Jiří has a below-knee amputation. In the finals in category LC2, he could not beat Robert Alcaide from Spain. Jiří also competed in the combination event, and won the gold medal there.

Historically, the first gold medal in timed competition went to the Czech handy-cyclist, Marcel Pipek. He expressed that he had trained very hard to prepare for the race with his friend in Jeseníky.

Men's roadEdit

Athlete Event Time Rank
Jiri Bouska Men's road race / time trial CP div 4 - 5
Jiri Jezek Men's road race / time trial LC2 -  
Lubos Jirka Men's road race / time trial CP div 4 - 8
Marcel Pipek Men's handcycle road race HC div B/C 1:25:40 6
Men's handcycle time trial HC div B/C 17:28.09  
Petr Plihal Men's road race / time trial CP div 4 - 11
Michal Stark Men's road race / time trial LC3 - 6
Josef Winkler Men's tricycle road race CP div 1/2 49:21 4
Men's tricycle time trial CP div 1/2 10:53.13 7

Women's roadEdit

Athlete Event Time Rank
Daniela Prochazkova Women's time trial LC1-4/CP 3/4 36:06.94 11

Men's trackEdit

Athlete Event Qualification 1st Round Final
Time Rank Time Rank Opposition
Time
Rank
Jiri Bouska Men's 1km time trial CP div 3/4 N/A 1:11.35  
Men's individual pursuit CP div 4 3:47.32 3 Q   Herholdt (RSA)
W 3:43.61
3 q   Jirka (CZE)
W 3:46.62
 
Jiri Jezek Men's 1km time trial LC1-4 N/A 1:11.35 9
Men's individual pursuit LC2 5:06.85 2 Q   Granado (ESP)
W 5:01.43
2 Q   Alcaide (ESP)
L 5:01.23
 
Lubos Jirka Men's 1km time trial CP div 3/4 N/A 1:15.62 7
Men's individual pursuit CP div 4 3:53.71 4 Q   Lungershausen (GER)
W 3:53.36
4 q   Bouska (CZE)
L 3:52.22
4
Petr Plihal Men's 1km time trial CP div 3/4 N/A 1:20.38 15
Men's individual pursuit CP div 4 4:16.37 11 Did not advance
Michal Stark Men's 1km time trial LC1-4 N/A 1:12.94 14
Men's individual pursuit LC3 4:16.27 7 Q   Graf (GER)
L 4:13.99
6 Did not advance
Jiri Bouska
Jiri Jezek
Michal Stark
Men's team sprint LC1-4/CP 3/4 57.659 5   Germany (GER)
L 57.285
5 Did not advance

Women's trackEdit

Athlete Event Qualification Final
Time Rank Opposition
Time
Rank
Daniela Prochazkova Women's time trial LC1-4/CP 3/4 N/A 1:33.13 12

SwimmingEdit

Czech swimmers had a successful showing at the games as well. Swimmer Martin Kovář won the 100 meter freestyle competition, taking home the gold medal and setting a new world record. He bested his previous world record that had held for 3 months old, by over 2 seconds. He has now confirmed his absolute sovereignty in the S3 category. Martin also took home the gold in the 200 meter free style event, again setting a world record, despite having to swim the competition from the lane 8.

In category S1, Jiří Kadeřávek won the bronze medal in the 100 meter crawl. He also participated in the rugby union event at the games.

Less than six months after giving birth, Běla Hlaváčková returned to compete in the swimming events and won a gold medal for the 50 meter backstroke Her biggest competitor, Beatrice Hess from France, finished just after her. Kateřina Lišková also participated in this event, placing fourth.

Swimmer Kateřina Coufalová won the next gold medal for the Czech team in the 100 meter breaststroke competition in category SB9. This category is for competitors with an amputated arm. After her triumph in Atlanta, this marked the second gold medal in her career.

MenEdit

Athlete Class Event Heats Final
Result Rank Result Rank
Petr Andrysek S6 400m freestyle 6:19.19 13 Did not advance
Filip Coufal S10 50m freestyle 26.94 11 Did not advance
100m freestyle 58.13 9 Did not advance
400m freestyle 4:42.97 11 Did not advance
100m backstroke 1:11.28 12 Did not advance
100m butterfly 1:07.28 13 Did not advance
SM10 200m individual medley 2:28.24 8 Q 2:31.46 8
Vojtech Franek S2 50m freestyle 1:17.51 7 Q 1:19.79 8
100m freestyle 2:52.46 8 Q 2:50.16 8
200m freestyle 6:22.01 10 Did not advance
50m backstroke 1:17.67 6 Q 1:17.31 6
Jiri Kaderavek S1 50m freestyle N/A 1:54.32 4
100m freestyle N/A 3:40.46  
50m backstroke N/A 1:48.23 4
Martin Kovar S3 50m freestyle 47.04 PR 1 Q 45.65 WR  
100m freestyle 1:57.09 3 Q 1:43.51 PR  
200m freestyle 4:30.18 7 Q 3:42.63 WR  
50m backstroke 57.00 3 Q 58.73 4
Dalibor Mach S7 50m freestyle 32.95 14 Did not advance
100m freestyle 1:11.73 9 Did not advance
400m freestyle 5:38.41 10 Did not advance
50m butterfly 37.91 12 Did not advance
SB6 100m breaststroke N/A 1:44.11 8
SM7 200m individual medley 3:15.18 13 Did not advance
Pavel Machala S9 50m freestyle 28.47 17 Did not advance
100m freestyle 1:02.29 16 Did not advance
Jan Povysil S4 50m freestyle 41.61 4 Q 42.33 6
100m freestyle 1:31.72 5 Q 1:38.38 7
200m freestyle 3:24.27 6 Q 3:22.85 5
50m backstroke 53.40 4 Q 54.82 8
50m butterfly 1:07.18 8 Q 1:07.65 7
SB3 50m breaststroke 58.74 8 Q 59.16 8
SM4 150m individual medley 3:04.57 10 Did not advance
Tomas Scharf S7 50m freestyle 32.67 13 Did not advance
50m butterfly 39.68 14 Did not advance
Martin Stepanek S13 50m freestyle 27.36 9 Did not advance
100m freestyle 1:00.66 9 Did not advance
100m backstroke 1:13.67 8 Q 1:12.66 8
SB13 100m breaststroke 1:18.19 6 Q DSQ
SM13 200m individual medley 2:36.81 7 Q 2:35.22 7
Lukas Urbanek S10 100m freestyle 58.64 12 Did not advance
400m freestyle 4:32.68 7 Q 4:29.82 6
Petr Andrysek
Martin Kovar
Jan Povysil
Tomas Scharf
N/A 4x50m freestyle relay (20pts) 2:45.23 5 Q 2:41.37 5
Filip Coufal
Dalibor Mach
Tomas Scharf
Lukas Urbanek
N/A 4 × 100 m freestyle relay (34pts) 4:21.77 8 Q 4:22.35 8
Martin Kovar
Dalibor Mach
Jan Povysil
Tomas Scharf
N/A 4x50m medley relay (20pts) 3:08.36 8 Q 3:12.82 8

WomenEdit

Athlete Class Event Heats Final
Result Rank Result Rank
Katerina Coufalova SB9 100m breaststroke 1:23.19 1 Q 1:24.17  
Tereza Diepoldova S9 400m freestyle 5:26.49 11 Did not advance
100m backstroke 1:23.94 13 Did not advance
SM9 200m individual medley 3:04.77 14 Did not advance
Bela Hlavackova S5 50m freestyle 38.46 3 Q 38.42 4
100m freestyle 1:25.80 5 Q 1:25.36 5
50m backstroke 41.78 1 Q 42.36  
50m butterfly N/A 50.84 5
SB4 100m breaststroke 2:04.58 6 Q 2:06.17 6
Petra Hrabinova S7 400m freestyle 6:50.02 12 Did not advance
SB6 100m breaststroke 1:56.34 5 Q 1:55.10 6
Katerina Liskova S5 50m freestyle 43.56 6 Q 43.83 6
100m freestyle 1:32.77 6 Q 1:30.18 6
200m freestyle 3:15.54 4 Q 3:18.55 4
50m backstroke 49.97 4 Q 51.11 4

Table tennisEdit

MenEdit

Athlete Event Preliminaries Round of 16 Quarterfinals Semifinals Final / BM
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Rank Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Rank
Jaroslav Cieslar Men's singles 9   Last (NED)
W 3-2
  Alimardani (IRI)
W 3-0
  Gubica (CRO)
W 3-0
1 Q   Lu X (CHN)
L 1-3
Did not advance
Miroslav Cinibulk   Hsu C S (TPE)
L 2-3
  Serignat (FRA)
L 0-3
  Gutdeutsch (AUT)
L 2-3
4 Did not advance
Milan Duracka Men's singles 7   Furlan (ITA)
L 0-3
  Morales (ESP)
L 0-3
  Lima (BRA)
W 3-1
3 Did not advance
Frantisek Glazar Men's singles 3   Kesler (SCG)
L 2-3
  Kramminger (AUT)
L 2-3
  Siachos (GRE)
W 3–0
3 Did not advance
Ivan Karavec Men's singles 10   Altaratz (ISR)
W 3-1
  Agudo (ESP)
DSQ
N/A 3 Did not advance
Jiri Soukup Men's singles 8   Ledoux (BEL)
L 0-3
  Lo (USA)
W 3-0
  J du Plooy (RSA)
W 3-1
2 Q N/A   Frommelt (LIE)
L 2-3
Did not advance
Michal Stefanu Men's singles 4   Zhang Y (CHN)
L 0-3
  A Chan (GBR)
W 3-0
  Freitas (BRA)
W 3-0
2 Q   Pechard (FRA)
W 3-1
  Ghion (BEL)
W 3-1
  Choi K S (KOR)
W 3-0
  Zhang Y (CHN)
L 2-3
 
Rene Taus Men's singles 5   Urhaug (NOR)
L 0-3
  Rosec (FRA)
L 1-3
N/A 3 Did not advance
Tomas Vrbka Men's singles 10   de la Bourdonnaye (FRA)
L 0-3
  Vivanco (MEX)
W 3-0
  Khalil (JOR)
W 3-0
2 Q N/A   Gaspar (SVK)
L 0-3
Did not advance
Frantisek Glazar
Michal Stefanu
Rene Taus
Men's teams 5   Germany (GER)
W 3-0
  Japan (JPN)
W 3-1
N/A 1 Q N/A   Sweden (SWE)
W 3-1
  France (FRA)
W 3-2
  South Korea (KOR)
W 3-2
 
Milan Duracka
Jiri Soukup
Men's team 8   Belgium (BEL)
L 0-3
  China (CHN)
L 1-3
  Spain (ESP)
L 0-3
4 Did not advance
Jaroslav Cieslar
Miroslav Cinibulk
Ivan Karabec
Tomas Vrbka
Men's team 10   Sweden (SWE)
W 3-1
  Italy (ITA)
W 3-1
  Hungary (HUN)
W 3-0
1 Q N/A   France (FRA)
L 1-3
  Sweden (SWE)
L 1-3
4

Ivan Karabec was disqualified due to excessive use of prohibited solvents on his rackets: he was out of the competition.

WomenEdit

Athlete Event Preliminaries Quarterfinals Semifinals Final / BM
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Rank Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Rank
Jaroslava Janeckova Women's singles 6-8   Turowska (POL)
L 1-3
  Tchebanika (RUS)
W 3-2
N/A 2 Q   Ovsjannikova (RUS)
L 1-3
Did not advance
Jolana Matouskova Women's singles 10   Li Y Q (CHN)
W 3-1
  Jagodzinska (POL)
W 3-0
  Sevin (FRA)
W/O
1 Q N/A   Kudo (JPN)
W 3-2
  Partyka (POL)
L 0-3
 
Jitka Pivarciova Women's singles 5   Hoffmann (MEX)
W 3–0
  Bessho (JPN)
W 3–1
  Gu G (CHN)
W 3-1
1 Q   Palasse (FRA)
W 3-1
  Ren G X (CHN)
L 1-3
  Wei M H (TPE)
L 2-3
4
Michala Zakova Women's singles 10   Partyka (POL)
L 0-3
  Kudo (JPN)
L 0-3
  le Morvan (FRA)
W 3-2
3 Did not advance

Wheelchair tennisEdit

MenEdit

Athlete Class Event Round of 64 Round of 32 Round of 16 Quarterfinals Semifinals Finals
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Miroslav Brychta Open Men's singles   Hubbard (RSA)
W 6–0, 6–0
  Olsson (SWE)
W 7–5, 6–2
  Jeremiasz (FRA)
L 3–6, 2-6
Did not advance

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Participation Numbers Athens 2004 Paralympic Games". International Paralympic Committee. Retrieved 8 June 2011.
  2. ^ "Medal Standings Athens 2004 Paralympic Games". International Paralympic Committee. Retrieved 8 June 2011.