Czech Republic at the 2010 Winter Olympics

The Czech Republic participated in the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, sending 92 participants, the largest Czech team ever to appear at the Winter Olympics. The Czechs competed in the majority of events, except curling, skeleton and women's ice hockey.[3] Hockey player Jaromír Jágr served as flag bearer at the opening ceremony.

Czech Republic at the
2010 Winter Olympics
Flag of the Czech Republic.svg
IOC codeCZE
NOCCzech Olympic Committee
Websitewww.olympic.cz (in Czech and English)
in Vancouver
Competitors92 (70 men, 22 women) in 13 sports
Flag bearer Jaromír Jágr (opening)[1]
Martina Sáblíková (closing)[2]
Medals
Ranked 14th
Gold
2
Silver
0
Bronze
4
Total
6
Winter Olympics appearances (overview)
Other related appearances
 Bohemia (1900–1912)
 Czechoslovakia (1920–1992)

The medal hopes were set on speed skater Martina Sáblíková, cross-country skier Lukáš Bauer, freestyle skier Tomáš Kraus and alpine skier Šárka Záhrobská.[4] As for ice hockey team, the expectations were less ambitious than at previous Olympics and this became true when the Czech teams went out in the quarterfinals. The games of Vancouver were with six medals the most successful in history of independent Czech Republic, equalling the medal count of its predecessor Czechoslovakia from Sarajevo 1984 but surpassing it in quality. The most successful Czech participant (and also the flag bearer during the closing ceremony) was speed skater Martina Sáblíková with two gold and one bronze medal.

The athletes entering the stadium during the opening ceremonies

MedalistsEdit

Medal Name Sport Event
  Gold Martina Sáblíková Speed skating Women's 3000 metres
  Gold Martina Sáblíková Speed skating Women's 5000 metres
  Bronze Lukáš Bauer Cross-country skiing Men's 15 km freestyle
  Bronze Martina Sáblíková Speed skating Women's 1500 metres
  Bronze Martin Jakš
Lukáš Bauer
Jiří Magál
Martin Koukal
Cross-country skiing Men's 4 x 10 km relay
  Bronze Šárka Záhrobská Alpine skiing Women's slalom

Alpine skiingEdit

Athlete[5] Event Final
Run 1 Run 2 Total Rank
Ondřej Bank Men's downhill n/a 1:56.66 30
Men's giant slalom 1:18.39 1:21.25 2:39.64 17
Men's slalom 48.69 52.12 1:40.81 11
Men's combined 1:55.17 51.02 2:46.19 7
Klára Křížová Women's downhill n/a 2:09.27 37
Women's super-G n/a 1:26.46 29
Kryštof Krýzl Men's downhill n/a 1:58.43 40
Men's giant slalom 1:18.57 1:22.16 2:40.73 23
Men's slalom Disqualified
Men's combined 1:56.06 52.25 2:48.31 17
Filip Trejbal Men's downhill n/a 2:02.57 57
Men's giant slalom 1:21.74 1:23.67 2:45.41 39
Men's slalom Did not finish
Men's combined 1:58.62 52.23 2:50.85 28
Martin Vráblík Men's super-G n/a Disqualified
Men's giant slalom Did not finish
Men's slalom Did not finish
Men's combined 1:58.54 53.92 2:52.46 31
Šárka Záhrobská Women's downhill n/a 1:50.68 27
Women's giant slalom 1:18.06 Did not finish
Women's slalom 51.15 52.75 1:43.90  
Women's combined 1:27.33 43.69 2:11.02 7
Petr Záhrobský Men's downhill n/a 1:57.44 36
Petra Zakouřilová Women's giant slalom Did not finish
Women's slalom Did not finish

BiathlonEdit

Men
Athlete[5] Event Final
Time Misses Rank
Roman Dostál[6] Individual 52:51.4 3 35
Ondřej Moravec Sprint 27:39.8 3 67
Michal Šlesingr Sprint 25:50.9 1 18
Pursuit 35:58.8 3 29
Mass start 36:35.6 2 16
Individual 51:04.8 2 17
Jaroslav Soukup Sprint 27:10.4 2 52
Pursuit 38:04.9 4 51
Individual 52:35.2 3 30
Zdeněk Vítek Sprint 26:13.7 1 28
Pursuit 36:45.1 5 38
Individual 55:41.2 6 67
  Czech Republic
Jaroslav Soukup
Zdeněk Vítek
Roman Dostál
Michal Šlesingr
Relay 1:23:55.2
20:13.5
20:36.8
21:45.7
21:19.2
0+9
0+1
0+2
0+4
0+2
7
Women
Athlete[5] Event Final
Time Misses Rank
Magda Rezlerová Sprint 20:51.0 0 19
Pursuit 33:46.9 5 32
Individual 47:13.1 5 64
Zdeňka Vejnarová Sprint 22:28.5 2 60
Pursuit 37:30.6 6 55
Individual 46:38.0 4 55
Veronika Vítková Sprint 21:10.9 0 24
Pursuit 34:02.5 3 37
Individual 47:33.4 4 68
Veronika Zvařičová Sprint 22:52.9 2 71
Gabriela Soukalová Individual 46:49.8 2 60
  Czech Republic
Veronika Vitková
Magda Rezlerová
Gabriela Soukalová
Zdeňka Vejnarová
Relay 1:14:37.5
17:51.1
18:25.9
18:23.7
19:56.8
3+10
0+2
1+3
0+1
2+4
16

BobsleighEdit

[7]

Athlete[5] Event Final
Run 1 Run 2 Run 3 Run 4 Total Rank
Ivo Danilevič
Jan Stokláska
Two-man 52.73 52.59 52.52 52.44 3:30.28 16
Ivo Danilevič
Jan Kobián
Dominik Suchý
Jan Stokláska
Four-man 51.54 51.72 51.76 51.96 3:26.98 12
Jan Vrba
Miloš Veselý
Martin Bohman
Ondřej Kozlovský
Four-man 52.00 52.09 52.43 52.61 3:29.13 16

Cross-country skiingEdit

[8][9]

Distance
Men
Athlete[5] Event Final
Time Rank
Lukáš Bauer 15 km freestyle 34:12.0  
30 km pursuit 1:15:25.2 7
50 km classical 2:05:49.4 12
Martin Jakš 15 km freestyle 35:13.0 29
30 km pursuit 1:17:58.2 27
Martin Koukal 15 km freestyle 34:53.5 18
30 km pursuit 1:14:25.9 20
Milan Šperl 15 km freestyle 35:46.4 43
Jiří Magál 50 km classical 2:10:22.7 29
  Czech Republic
Martin Jakš
Lukáš Bauer
Jiří Magál
Martin Koukal
4 x 10 km relay 1:45:21.9
28:22.4
27:36.4
24:34.8
24:48.3
 
Women
Athlete[5] Event Final
Time Rank
Ivana Janečková 10 km freestyle 26:51.3 32
30 km classical 1:40:13.6 40
Eva Nývltová 10 km freestyle 28:04.1 54
15 km pursuit 44:52.8 50
30 km classical 1:38:40.1 39
Kamila Rajdlová 10 km freestyle 26:26.2 25
15 km pursuit 42:26.5 23
Eva Skalníková 30 km classical 1:44:47.8 47
  Czech Republic
Eva Nývltová
Kamila Rajdlová
Ivana Janečková
Eva Skalníková
4 x 5 km relay 59:11.2
15:15.0
15:28.9
13:34.3
14:53.0
13
Sprint
Athlete[5] Event Qualifying Quarterfinal Semifinal Final
Total Rank Total Rank Total Rank Total Rank
Dušan Kožíšek Men's sprint 3:42.45 35 Did not advance
Eva Nývltová Women's sprint 3:51.37 33 Did not advance
Aleš Razým Men's sprint 3:46.42 44 Did not advance
Dušan Kožíšek
Martin Koukal
Men's team sprint n/a 3:10.4 1 Q 3:19.6 6

Figure skatingEdit

The Czech Republic qualified two entrants in men's singles and one in ice dancing, for a total of four athletes.[10]

Athlete(s) Event CD SP/OD FS/FD Total
Points Rank Points Rank Points Rank Points Rank
Michal Březina Men's 78.80 9 137.93 11 216.73 10
Tomáš Verner Men's 65.32 19 119.42 17 184.74 19
Kamila Hájková,
David Vincour
Ice dancing 23.19 22 40.54 22 70.08 21 133.81 21

Freestyle skiingEdit

Athlete[5] Event Qualifying Final
Points Rank Points Rank
Martina Konopová Women's aerials 115.07 21 Did not advance
Nikola Sudová Women's moguls 22.40 12 Q 19.41 16
Šárka Sudová Women's moguls 18.55 25 Did not advance
Tereza Vaculíková Women's moguls 1.50 27 Did not advance
Lukáš Vaculík Men's moguls 21.78 26 Did not advance
Ski cross
Athlete[5] Event Qualifying 1/8 finals Quarterfinals Semifinals Finals
Time Rank Position Position Position Position Rank
Tomáš Kraus Men's ski cross 1:13.75 11 Q 1 Q 3 Did not advance
Zdeněk Šafář Men's ski cross Did not finish

Ice hockeyEdit

Men's tournamentEdit

Roster

The following is the Czech roster in the men's ice hockey tournament of the 2010 Winter Olympics.[11]

No. Pos. Name Height Weight Birthdate Birthplace 2009–10 team
31 G Ondřej Pavelec 188 cm (6 ft 2 in) 91 kg (201 lb) 31 August 1987 Kladno   Atlanta Thrashers (NHL)
33 G Jakub Štěpánek 187 cm (6 ft 2 in) 71 kg (157 lb) 20 June 1986 Vsetín   Vítkovice (CZE)
29 G Tomáš Vokoun 183 cm (6 ft 0 in) 88 kg (194 lb) 2 July 1976 Karlovy Vary   Florida Panthers (NHL)
44 D Miroslav Blaťák 183 cm (6 ft 0 in) 79 kg (174 lb) 25 May 1982 Zlín   Salavat Yulaev Ufa (KHL)
35 D Jan Hejda 191 cm (6 ft 3 in) 95 kg (209 lb) 18 June 1978 Prague   Columbus Blue Jackets (NHL)
15 D Tomáš KaberleA 185 cm (6 ft 1 in) 90 kg (200 lb) 2 March 1978 Rakovník   Toronto Maple Leafs (NHL)
17 D Filip Kuba 196 cm (6 ft 5 in) 103 kg (227 lb) 29 December 1976 Ostrava   Ottawa Senators (NHL)
77 D Pavel Kubina 193 cm (6 ft 4 in) 111 kg (245 lb) 15 April 1977 Čeladná   Atlanta Thrashers (NHL)
4 D Zbyněk Michálek 185 cm (6 ft 1 in) 91 kg (201 lb) 23 December 1982 Jindřichův Hradec   Phoenix Coyotes (NHL)
5 D Roman Polák 185 cm (6 ft 1 in) 103 kg (227 lb) 28 April 1986 Ostrava   St. Louis Blues (NHL)
3 D Marek Židlický 180 cm (5 ft 11 in) 86 kg (190 lb) 3 February 1977 Most   Minnesota Wild (NHL)
16 RW Petr Čajánek 180 cm (5 ft 11 in) 80 kg (180 lb) 18 August 1975 Zlín   SKA Saint Petersburg (KHL)
10 C Roman Červenka 181 cm (5 ft 11 in) 85 kg (187 lb) 10 December 1985 Prague   Slavia Prague (CZE)
26 LW Patrik EliášC 181 cm (5 ft 11 in) 88 kg (194 lb) 13 April 1976 Třebíč   New Jersey Devils (NHL)
91 RW Martin Erat 183 cm (6 ft 0 in) 91 kg (201 lb) 12 August 1982 Třebíč   Nashville Predators (NHL)
34 LW Tomáš Fleischmann 185 cm (6 ft 1 in) 87 kg (192 lb) 16 May 1984 Kopřivnice   Washington Capitals (NHL)
24 RW Martin Havlát 188 cm (6 ft 2 in) 98 kg (216 lb) 19 April 1981 Mladá Boleslav   Minnesota Wild (NHL)
68 RW Jaromír JágrA 191 cm (6 ft 3 in) 110 kg (240 lb) 15 February 1972 Kladno   Avangard Omsk (KHL)
46 C David Krejčí 183 cm (6 ft 0 in) 80 kg (180 lb) 28 April 1986 Šternberk   Boston Bruins (NHL)
9 LW Milan Michálek 188 cm (6 ft 2 in) 102 kg (225 lb) 7 December 1984 Jindřichův Hradec   Ottawa Senators (NHL)
14 C Tomáš Plekanec 180 cm (5 ft 11 in) 90 kg (200 lb) 31 October 1982 Kladno   Montreal Canadiens (NHL)
60 F Tomáš Rolinek 175 cm (5 ft 9 in) 78 kg (172 lb) 17 February 1980 Žďár nad Sázavou   Metallurg Magnitogorsk (KHL)
63 C Josef Vašíček 193 cm (6 ft 4 in) 104 kg (229 lb) 12 September 1980 Havlíčkův Brod   Lokomotiv Yaroslavl (KHL)

Group playEdit

The Czech Republic will play in Group B.

Round-robin

All times are local (UTC-8).

17 February 2010
21:00
Czech Republic  3–1
(1–0, 2–1, 0–0)
  SlovakiaCanada Hockey Place, Vancouver
Attendance: 16,924
19 February 2010
16:30
Czech Republic  5–2
(3–0, 1–2, 1–0)
  LatviaCanada Hockey Place, Vancouver
Attendance: 16,984
21 February 2010
12:00
Russia  4–2
(1–1, 1–0, 2–1)
  Czech RepublicCanada Hockey Place, Vancouver
Attendance: 17,114
Standings
Team
GP W OTW OTL L GF GA GD Pts
  Russia 3 2 0 1 0 13 6 +7 7
  Czech Republic 3 2 0 0 1 10 7 +3 6
  Slovakia 3 1 1 0 1 9 4 +5 5
  Latvia 3 0 0 0 3 4 19 −15 0

Final roundsEdit

Qualification playoff
23 February 2010
19:00
Czech Republic  3–2 (OT)
(2–0, 0–0, 0–2, 1–0)
  LatviaUBC Thunderbird Arena, Vancouver
Attendance: 5,448
Quarterfinal
24 February 2010
19:00
Finland  2–0
(0–0, 0–0, 2–0)
  Czech RepublicUBC Thunderbird Arena, Vancouver
Attendance: 5,461

LugeEdit

Athlete[5] Event Final
Run 1 Run 2 Run 3 Run 4 Total Rank
Jakub Hyman Men's singles 49.379 49.726 49.465 49.231 3:17.801 28
Ondřej Hyman Men's singles 49.284 49.346 49.512 49.247 3:17.389 25
Luboš Jíra
Matěj Kvíčala
Doubles 42.204 42.459 n/a 1:24.663 18

Nordic combinedEdit

Athlete[5] Event Ski Jumping Cross-Country
Points Rank Deficit Time Rank
Pavel Churavý Individual normal hill/10 km 121.5 10 0:56 25:32.7 12
Individual large hill/10 km 114.0 8 0:34 25:14.9 5
Miroslav Dvořák Individual normal hill/10 km 105.5 39 2:00 26:33.5 35
Individual large hill/10 km 107.5 36 2:53 25:36.7 15
Tomáš Slavík Individual normal hill/10 km 115.5 24 1:20 25:36.8 20
Individual large hill/10 km 104.7 18 1:29 26:29.8 25
Aleš Vodseďálek Individual normal hill/10 km 108.5 35 1:48 27:45.8 44
Individual large hill/10 km 102.8 20 1:37 27:29.8 34
  Czech Republic
Aleš Vodseďálek
Miroslav Dvořák
Tomáš Slavík
Pavel Churavý
Team 457.3
109.0
110.5
113.3
124.5
8 1:06 51:44.2
12:51.1
12:10.8
13:08.1
13:33.8
8

Short track speed skatingEdit

Athlete Event Heat Quarterfinal Semifinal Final
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Kateřina Novotná 500 m 44.614 2 Q 44.438 3 Did not advance 12
1000 m 1:45.300 4 Did not advance 28
1500 m 2:24.504 3 Q Disqualified 19

Ski jumpingEdit

Athlete[5] Event Qualifying First Round Final
Points Rank Points Rank Points Total Rank
Martin Cikl Large hill 114.3 29 Q 78.4 41 Did not advance 41
Antonín Hájek Normal hill 134.5 4 Q 121.0 17 Q 118.5 239.5 21
Large hill 138.0 3 Q 119.4 9 Q 121.2 240.6 7
Lukáš Hlava Normal hill 112.0 37 Q 108.0 38 Did not advance 38
Jakub Janda Normal hill 135.5 2 Q 127.5 8 Q 123.0 250.5 14
Roman Koudelka Normal hill 123.5 18 Q 127.0 9 Q 125.0 252.0 12
Large hill 117.0 27 Q 97.0 29 Q 111.5 208.5 23
  Czech Republic
Antonín Hájek
Roman Koudelka
Lukáš Hlava
Lukáš Hlava
Team n/a 477.4
121.2
124.3
112.5
119.4
7 Q 504.4
134.0
134.4
114.3
121.7
981.8 7

SnowboardingEdit

Halfpipe
Athlete[5] Event Qualifying Semifinal Final
Run 1 Run 2 Rank Run 1 Run 2 Rank Run 1 Run 2 Rank
Šárka Pančochová Women's halfpipe 15.4 28.1 17 QS 34.4 24.9 8 Did not advance
Parallel GS
Athlete[5] Event Qualification Round of 16 Quarterfinals Semifinals Finals
Time Rank Opposition
Time
Opposition
Time
Opposition
Time
Opposition
Time
Rank
Zuzana Doležalová Women's parallel giant slalom 1:26.55 22 Did not advance 22
Petr Šindelář Men's parallel giant slalom 1:37.77 28 Did not advance 28
Snowboard cross
Athlete Event Qualifying 1/8 finals Quarterfinals Semifinals Finals
Time Rank Position Position Position Position Rank
David Bakeš Men's snowboard cross 1:26.05 32 Q 4 Did not advance 32
Michal Novotný Men's snowboard cross 1:24.23 29 Q 2 Q 4 Did not advance 16

Speed skatingEdit

Athlete[5] Event Race 1 Race 2 Final
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Karolína Erbanová Women's 500 m 39.365 25 39.321 26 78.686 23
Women's 1000 m n/a 1:17.53 12
Women's 1500 m n/a 2:02.01 25
Martina Sáblíková Women's 1500 m n/a 1:57.96  
Women's 3000 m n/a 4:02.53  
Women's 5000 m n/a 6:50.91  

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

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