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Czech Republic at the 2016 Summer Olympics

The Czech Republic competed at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, from 5 to 21 August 2016. This was the nation's sixth consecutive appearance at the Summer Olympics after splitting from the former Czechoslovakia. The Czech team consisted of 105 athletes, 63 men and 42 women, across twenty sports.[2]

Czech Republic at the
2016 Summer Olympics
Flag of the Czech Republic.svg
IOC code CZE
NOC Czech Olympic Committee
Website www.olympic.cz (in Czech) (in English)
in Rio de Janeiro
Competitors 105 in 20 sports
Flag bearer Lukáš Krpálek (opening)[1]
Josef Dostál (closing)
Medals
Ranked 43rd
Gold
1
Silver
2
Bronze
7
Total
10
Summer Olympics appearances (overview)
Other related appearances
 Bohemia (1900–1912)
 Czechoslovakia (1920–1992)

Czech Republic returned home from Rio de Janeiro with a total of 10 medals (1 gold, 2 silver, and 7 bronze), marking the country's second-most successful Olympics after a tally of 11 each achieved in Atlanta 1996 and London 2012.[3][4] Three of the medals were awarded to the Czech squad in canoeing and tennis, while the rest to the competitors in judo, track and field, mountain biking, and rowing.

Among the medalists were 2014 world judo champion Lukáš Krpálek, who captured the country's only gold at the Games in the men's half-heavyweight division (100 kg), and rower Ondřej Synek, who managed to add a bronze to his Olympic career treasury of two silvers in the men's single sculls.[5] Flatwater canoeist and two-time world champion Josef Dostál contributed two of the country's overall medals at the Games, picking up a silver in the K-1 1000 m, and a bronze as a member of the Czech crew for the second consecutive time in the kayak four.[6] Despite witnessing her three-peat bid come to an end with a bronze at the Games, double Olympic champion Barbora Špotáková cemented her place in history as the first woman to score three medals in the javelin throw.[7] Mountain biker Jaroslav Kulhavý closed out the nation's Olympic campaign by taking home the silver medal in the men's cross-country race, losing his title defense to Switzerland's Nino Schurter.[2]

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MedalistsEdit

The following Czech competitors won medals at the Games. In the by discipline sections below, medalists' names are bolded.

CompetitorsEdit

Czech Olympic Committee fielded a roster of 105 athletes, 63 men and 42 women, to compete across twenty sports at these Games; it was the nation's smallest delegation sent to the Olympics since the breakup of the former Czechoslovakia.[2][8] Moreover, Czech Republic did not send teams in any of the collective sports for the first time in the nation's Olympic history.

Of the 105 participants, sixty of them attended at least a single Olympiad, with the rest making their debut in Rio de Janeiro. Track and field accounted for the largest number of athletes on the team with 25 entries. There was a single competitor in golf, artistic gymnastics, triathlon, weightlifting, and wrestling.

Thirteen of the nation's past Olympic medalists returned, including four defending champions from London 2012: javelin thrower Barbora Špotáková, modern pentathlete David Svoboda, single sculls rower Miroslava Knapková, and mountain biker Jaroslav Kulhavý.[2] 2008 trap shooting champion David Kostelecký, synchronized swimmer Soňa Bernardová, and former cross-country skier Kateřina Nash in mountain biking headed the full roster of Czech athletes by participating in their fifth Olympics as the most experienced competitors. They were followed by Knapková, Špotakova, Kulhavý, long-distance and open water swimmer Jana Pechanová, double rowing medalist Ondřej Synek in the men's single sculls, and high jumper and 2004 bronze medalist Jaroslav Bába, all of whom vied for their fourth straight Games.

Other notable athletes on the Czech roster included reigning silver medalists Andrea Hlaváčková and Lucie Hradecká in the women's tennis doubles, 2012 bronze medalist and double world champion Zuzana Hejnová in the women's 400 m hurdles, and 2014 world judo champion Lukáš Krpálek, who was selected to be the country's flag bearer in the opening ceremony.[1][9]

Rifle shooting rookie Filip Nepejchal and freestyle swimming teen Barbora Seemanová, both of whom competing under 18, were Czech Republic's youngest competitors, with Kostelecký rounding out the field as the oldest member (aged 41). Double canoeing champion Martin Doktor served as the team's chef de mission for the Games.[2]

AthleticsEdit

Czech athletes have so far achieved qualifying standards in the following athletics events (up to a maximum of 3 athletes in each event):[10][11]

Men
Track & road events
Athlete Event Heat Semifinal Final
Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank
Lukáš Gdula 50 km walk N/A DSQ
Jakub Holuša 1500 m 3:38.31 1 Q 3:40.83 9 Did not advance
Pavel Maslák 400 m 45.54 5 q 45.06 3 Did not advance
Petr Svoboda 110 m hurdles 13.65 6 q 13.67 8 Did not advance
Field events
Athlete Event Qualification Final
Distance Position Distance Position
Jaroslav Bába High jump 2.26 =12 q 2.20 14
Michal Balner Pole vault 5.60 =10 q 5.50 =7
Petr Frydrych Javelin throw 83.60 5 Q 79.12 12
Radek Juška Long jump 7.84 13 Did not advance
Jan Kudlička Pole vault 5.70 =7 q 5.75 =4
Lukáš Melich Hammer throw 73.14 15 Did not advance
Tomáš Staněk Shot put 19.76 20 Did not advance
Jakub Vadlejch Javelin throw 83.27 7 Q 82.42 8
Vítězslav Veselý 82.85 10 q 82.51 7
Combined events – Decathlon
Athlete Event 100 m LJ SP HJ 400 m 110H DT PV JT 1500 m Final Rank
Adam Helcelet Result 11.06 7.35 15.11 2.04 49.51 14.37 44.13 4.70 68.20 4:34.41 8291 12
Points 847 898 796 840 837 927 749 819 862 716
Jiří Sýkora Result 11.15 7.00 13.45 1.98 49.88 15.02 44.49 NM 56.99 DNF 6237 25
Points 827 814 695 785 820 847 756 0 693 0
Women
Track & road events
Athlete Event Heat Semifinal Final
Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank
Anežka Drahotová 20 km walk N/A 1:30:43 10
Zuzana Hejnová 400 m hurdles 55.54 2 Q 54.55 1 Q 53.92 4
Denisa Rosolová 56.36 4 q 57.39 8 Did not advance
Eva Vrabcová-Nývltová Marathon N/A 2:33.51 26
Field events
Athlete Event Qualification Final
Distance Position Distance Position
Michaela Hrubá High jump 1.92 18 Did not advance
Romana Maláčová Pole vault 4.30 =24 Did not advance
Kateřina Šafránková Hammer throw 68.33 17 Did not advance
Barbora Špotáková Javelin throw 64.65 2 Q 64.80  
Jiřina Svobodová Pole vault 4.45 =19 Did not advance
Combined events – Heptathlon
Athlete Event 100H HJ SP 200 m LJ JT 800 m Final Rank
Kateřina Cachová Result 13.19 1.77 12.38 24.32 5.91 37.77 2:18.95 5958 24
Points 1096 941 686 950 822 625 838
Eliška Klučinová Result 14.07 1.80 14.41 25.37 6.08 46.73 2:22.81 6077 22
Points 968 978 821 853 874 797 786

BadmintonEdit

The Czech Republic has qualified two badminton players for each of the following events into the Olympic tournament. Remarkably going to their third Olympics, Kristína Gavnholt was selected among the top 34 individual shuttlers in the women's singles based on the BWF World Rankings as of 5 May 2016, while her counterpart Petr Koukal picked up one of the spare athlete berths from the doubles as the next highest-ranked eligible player in the men's singles.[12]

Athlete Event Group Stage Elimination Quarterfinal Semifinal Final / BM
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Rank Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Rank
Petr Koukal Men's singles   Ouseph (GBR)
L (14–21, 18–21)
  Sasaki (JPN)
L (10–21, 21–16, 12–21)
3 Did not advance
Kristína Gavnholt Women's singles   Yamaguchi (JPN)
L (22–20, 12–21, 15–21)
  Tee J Y (MAS)
L (20–22, 21–15)
3 Did not advance

CanoeingEdit

SlalomEdit

Czech canoeists have qualified a maximum of one boat in each of the following classes through the 2015 ICF Canoe Slalom World Championships.[13] The roster of Czech slalom canoeists will be announced on May 15, 2016 as a result of their top performances at three selection meets of the Olympic Trials: two domestic races in Veltrusy (April 16 to 17) and Prague (April 23 to 24) and the European Championships (May 13 to 15) in Liptovský Mikuláš, Slovakia.[14][15]

Athlete Event Preliminary Semifinal Final
Run 1 Rank Run 2 Rank Best Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Vítězslav Gebas Men's C-1 109.92 14 102.78 12 102.78 14 Q 98.77 5 Q 97.57 4
Jonáš Kašpar
Marek Šindler
Men's C-2 106.32 6 103.43 2 103.43 4 Q 108.09 2 Q 108.35 8
Jiří Prskavec Men's K-1 88.71 3 101.18 17 88.71 7 Q 90.62 2 Q 88.99  
Kateřina Kudějová Women's K-1 102.06 3 106.10 8 102.06 5 Q 103.78 4 Q 108.76 10

SprintEdit

Czech canoeists have qualified a total of four boats in each of the following distances for the Games through the 2015 ICF Canoe Sprint World Championships.[16] Meanwhile, one additional boat was awarded to the Czech squad in men's C-2 1000 m by virtue of a top two national finish at the 2016 European Qualification Regatta in Duisburg, Germany.

The sprint canoeing team, led by London 2012 bronze medalist Josef Dostál in the men's kayak four, was named to the Olympic roster on June 7, 2016.[17]

Men
Athlete Event Heats Semifinals Final
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Josef Dostál K-1 1000 m 3:35.342 1 Q 3:36.384 4 FA 3:32.145  
Martin Fuksa C-1 200 m 40.311 3 Q 40.311 4 FB 39.760 9
C-1 1000 m 4:01.492 2 Q 4:01.793 1 FA 4:03.322 5
Filip Šváb K-1 200 m 35.567 7 Did not advance
Filip Dvořák
Jaroslav Radoň
C-2 1000 m 3:36.818 4 Q 3:42.166 2 FA 3:49.352 7
Daniel Havel
Jan Štěrba
K-2 1000 m 3:53.907 6 Q 3:21.569 4 FB 3:25.966 12
Josef Dostál
Daniel Havel
Jan Štěrba
Lukáš Trefil
K-4 1000 m 2:52.027 1 FA Bye 3:05.176  

Qualification Legend: FA = Qualify to final (medal); FB = Qualify to final B (non-medal)

CyclingEdit

RoadEdit

Czech riders qualified for a maximum of four quota places in the men's Olympic road race by virtue of their top 15 final national ranking in the 2015 UCI World and Europe Tour.[18] The men's road cycling team was named to the Olympic roster on June 23, 2016.[19]

Athlete Event Time Rank
Jan Bárta Men's road race Did not finish
Men's time trial 1:15:56.91 15
Leopold König Men's road race Did not finish
Men's time trial 1:15:23.64 11
Zdeněk Štybar Men's road race Did not finish
Petr Vakoč Men's road race 6:30:05 58

TrackEdit

Following the completion of the 2016 UCI Track Cycling World Championships, Czech riders failed to win a quota place in the men's team sprint, but they managed to accumulate a single berth in the men's keirin and two in the men's sprint, by virtue of their final individual UCI Olympic rankings in those events.

Sprint
Athlete Event Qualification Round 1 Repechage 1 Round 2 Repechage 2 Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
Time
Speed (km/h)
Rank Opposition
Time
Speed (km/h)
Opposition
Time
Speed (km/h)
Opposition
Time
Speed (km/h)
Opposition
Time
Speed (km/h)
Opposition
Time
Speed (km/h)
Opposition
Time
Speed (km/h)
Opposition
Time
Speed (km/h)
Rank
Pavel Kelemen Men's sprint 9.969
72.223
14 Q   Bauge (FRA)
L
  Constable (AUS)
  Zieliński (POL)
L
Did not advance
Keirin
Athlete Event 1st Round Repechage 2nd Round Final
Rank Rank Rank Rank
Pavel Kelemen Men's keirin 6 R 4 Did not advance

Mountain bikingEdit

Czech mountain bikers qualified for three men's quota places into the Olympic cross-country race, as a result of the nation's fourth-place finish in the UCI Olympic Ranking List of May 25, 2016. Due to the lack of eligible NOCs for Africa on the list, the unused berth was added to the Czech mountain biking team as the next highest-ranked nation, not yet qualified, in the women's cross-country race. The mountain biking team, highlighted by reigning Olympic men's cross-country champion Jaroslav Kulhavý, was announced on May 24, 2016.[20]

Athlete Event Time Rank
Ondřej Cink Men's cross-country 1:38:18 14
Jaroslav Kulhavý 1:34:18  
Jan Škarnitzl 1:41:11 22
Kateřina Nash Women's cross-country 1:32:25 5

FencingEdit

The Czech Republic has entered two fencers into the Olympic competition. 2010 Youth Olympian Alexander Choupenitch secured a spot in the men's foil as one of the two highest-ranked fencers coming from the European zone in the FIE Adjusted Official Rankings.[21] Meanwhile, Jiří Beran rounded out the Czech fencing roster as the sole winner of the men's épée at the European Zonal Qualifier in Prague.

Athlete Event Round of 64 Round of 32 Round of 16 Quarterfinal Semifinal Final / BM
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Rank
Jiří Beran Men's épée   Schwantes (BRA)
L 6–8
Did not advance
Alexander Choupenitch Men's foil Bye   Abouelkassem (EGY)
L 8–15
Did not advance

GolfEdit

Czech Republic has entered one golfer into the Olympic tournament. Klára Spilková (world no. 279) qualified directly among the top 60 eligible players for the women's event based on the IGF World Rankings as of 11 July 2016.[22]

Athlete Event Round 1 Round 2 Round 3 Round 4 Total
Score Score Score Score Score Par Rank
Klára Spilková Women's 77 73 71 74 295 +11 =48

GymnasticsEdit

ArtisticEdit

The Czech Republic has entered one artistic gymnast into the Olympic competition. David Jessen, son of 1988 Olympian Hana Říčná, claimed his Olympic spot in the men's apparatus and all-around events at the Olympic Test Event in Rio de Janeiro.[23]

Men
Athlete Event Qualification Final
Apparatus Total Rank Apparatus Total Rank
F PH R V PB HB F PH R V PB HB
David Jessen Individual 12.233 12.166 13.336 14.500 13.100 14.316 79.681 47 Did not advance

JudoEdit

The Czech Republic has qualified three judokas for each of the following weight classes at the Games. London 2012 Olympian Lukáš Krpálek and returnee Pavel Petřikov were ranked among the top 22 eligible judokas for men in the IJF World Ranking List of May 30, 2016, while Jaromír Ježek at men's lightweight (73 kg) earned a continental quota spot from the European region as the Czech Republic's top-ranked judoka outside of direct qualifying position.[24][25]

Athlete Event Round of 64 Round of 32 Round of 16 Quarterfinals Semifinals Repechage Final / BM
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Rank
Pavel Petřikov Men's −60 kg Bye   Mogopa (BOT)
W 110–000
  Takato (JPN)
L 000–100
Did not advance
Jaromír Ježek Men's −73 kg   Estrada (CUB)
L 002–010
Did not advance
Lukáš Krpálek Men's −100 kg Bye   Fonseca (POR)
W 010–001
  Rakov (KAZ)
W 000–000 S
  Haga (JPN)
W 000–000 S
  Maret (FRA)
W 100–000
Bye   Gasimov (AZE)
W 100–000
 

Modern pentathlonEdit

Czech athletes have qualified for the following spots to compete in modern pentathlon. Defending Olympic champion David Svoboda and rookie Jan Kuf secured a selection in the men's event by gaining two of the eight Olympic slots reserved for their team from the 2015 European Championships.[26] Meanwhile, Barbora Kodedová granted an invitation from UIPM to compete in the women's event, as one of the next highest-ranked eligible modern pentathletes, not yet qualified, in the World Rankings as of June 1, 2016.[27]

Athlete Event Fencing
(épée one touch)
Swimming
(200 m freestyle)
Riding
(show jumping)
Combined: shooting/running
(10 m air pistol)/(3200 m)
Total points Final rank
RR BR Rank MP points Time Rank MP points Penalties Rank MP points Time Rank MP Points
Jan Kuf Men's 19–16 1 15 215 2:05.84 26 323 EL =33 0 12:15.62 34 565 1103 36
David Svoboda 21–14 0 7 226 2:05.59 23 324 18 19 282 11:20.92 10 620 1452 9
Barbora Kodedová Women's 20–15 0 10 220 2:24.70 34 266 51 28 249 13:25.36 29 495 1230 26

RowingEdit

The Czech Republic has qualified a total of five boats for each of the following rowing classes into the Olympic regatta. Three rowing crews confirmed Olympic places for their boats each in both the men's and women's single sculls, and men's lightweight four at the 2015 FISA World Championships in Lac d'Aiguebelette, France, while the rowers competing in the men's pair and women's double sculls were added to the Czech roster with their top two finish at the 2016 European & Final Qualification Regatta in Lucerne, Switzerland.

Men
Athlete Event Heats Repechage Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Ondřej Synek Single sculls 7:21.90 1 QF Bye 6:50.51 2 SA/B 6:58.56 1 FA 6:44.10  
Lukáš Helešic
Jakub Podrazil
Pair 6:42.71 3 SA/B Bye N/A 6:32.85 6 FB 7:00.04 7
Jiří Kopáč
Jan Vetešník
Ondřej Vetešník
Miroslav Vraštil Jr.
Lightweight four 6:39.95 5 R 6:04.30 3 SA/B N/A 6:33.43 6 FB 6:43.52 12
Women
Athlete Event Heats Repechage Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Miroslava Knapková Single sculls 8:28.90 2 QF Bye 7:37.04 2 SA/B 7:47.53 4 FB 7:22.86 7
Lenka Antošová
Kristýna Fleissnerová
Double sculls 7:35.85 4 R 7:03.68 3 SA/B N/A 7:03.79 6 FB 7:43.77 10

Qualification Legend: FA=Final A (medal); FB=Final B (non-medal); FC=Final C (non-medal); FD=Final D (non-medal); FE=Final E (non-medal); FF=Final F (non-medal); SA/B=Semifinals A/B; SC/D=Semifinals C/D; SE/F=Semifinals E/F; QF=Quarterfinals; R=Repechage

SailingEdit

Czech sailors have qualified one boat in each of the following classes through the 2014 ISAF Sailing World Championships, the individual fleet Worlds, and European qualifying regattas.[28]

Athlete Event Race Net points Final rank
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 M*
Karel Lavický Men's RS:X 26 30 30 30 DNF 26 24 DNF 29 DNF 25 31 EL 324 31
Viktor Teplý Men's Laser 29 18 30 19 13 23 29 29 32 34 N/A EL 222 28
Veronika Fenclová Women's Laser Radial 11 7 11 16 9 16 8 22 17 19 N/A EL 113 12

M = Medal race; EL = Eliminated – did not advance into the medal race

ShootingEdit

Czech shooters have achieved quota places for the following events by virtue of their best finishes at the 2014 and 2015 ISSF World Championships, the 2015 ISSF World Cup series, and European Championships or Games, as long as they obtained a minimum qualifying score (MQS) by March 31, 2016.[29]

Athlete Event Qualification Semifinal Final
Points Rank Points Rank Points Rank
David Kostelecký Men's trap 118 5 Q 13 3 q 9 4
Filip Nepejchal Men's 10 m air rifle 619.9 35 N/A Did not advance
Men's 50 m rifle prone 620.5 33 N/A Did not advance
Men's 50 m rifle 3 positions 1169 21 N/A Did not advance
Adéla Bruns Women's 10 m air rifle 411.8 32 N/A Did not advance
Women's 50 m rifle 3 positions 582 8 Q N/A 404.3 7
Libuše Jahodová Women's skeet 58 20 Did not advance
Nikola Mazurová Women's 10 m air rifle 414.4 18 N/A Did not advance
Women's 50 m rifle 3 positions 575 25 N/A Did not advance

Qualification Legend: Q = Qualify for the next round; q = Qualify for the bronze medal (shotgun)

SwimmingEdit

Czech swimmers have so far achieved qualifying standards in the following events (up to a maximum of 2 swimmers in each event at the Olympic Qualifying Time (OQT), and potentially 1 at the Olympic Selection Time (OST)):[30][31]

Men
Athlete Event Heat Final
Time Rank Time Rank
Pavel Janeček 400 m individual medley 4:22.09 24 Did not advance
Jan Micka 400 m freestyle 3:49.97 29 Did not advance
1500 m freestyle 14:58.69 12 Did not advance
Women
Athlete Event Heat Semifinal Final
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Simona Baumrtová 100 m backstroke 1:01.08 17 Did not advance
200 m backstroke 2:13.26 23 Did not advance
200 m individual medley 2:17.21 36 Did not advance
Martina Moravčíková 100 m breaststroke 1:08.50 26 Did not advance
200 m breaststroke 2:27.51 18 Did not advance
Jana Pechanová 10 km open water N/A 1:59:07.7 19
Barbora Seemanová 200 m freestyle 2:00.26 31 Did not advance
Lucie Svěcená 100 m butterfly 59.45 27 Did not advance
Barbora Závadová 200 m individual medley 2:14.45 21 Did not advance
400 m individual medley 4:38.53 14 N/A Did not advance
Simona Baumrtová
Martina Moravčíková
Barbora Seemanová
Lucie Svěcená
4 × 100 m medley relay DSQ N/A Did not advance

Synchronized swimmingEdit

The Czech Republic has fielded a squad of two synchronized swimmers to compete only in the women's duet by virtue of their ninth-place finish at the FINA Olympic test event in Rio de Janeiro.[32][33]

Athlete Event Technical routine Free routine (preliminary) Free routine (final)
Points Rank Points Total (technical + free) Rank Points Total (technical + free) Rank
Soňa Bernardová
Alžběta Dufková
Duet 80.0640 18 80.5333 160.5973 18 Did not advance

Table tennisEdit

The Czech Republic has entered four athletes into the table tennis competition at the Games. London 2012 Olympian Iveta Vacenovská was automatically selected among the top 22 eligible players in the women's singles based on the ITTF Olympic Rankings.[34] Meanwhile, Lubomír Jančařík, Dmitrij Prokopcov, and Hana Matelová granted their invitations from ITTF to compete in each of their respective singles events as one of the next seven highest-ranked eligible players, not yet qualified, on the Olympic Ranking List.

Athlete Event Preliminary Round 1 Round 2 Round 3 Round of 16 Quarterfinals Semifinals Final / BM
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Rank
Lubomír Jančařík Men's singles Bye   Kenjaev (UZB)
L 2–4
Did not advance
Dmitrij Prokopcov Bye   Toriola (NGR)
L 2–4
Did not advance
Hana Matelová Women's singles Bye   Zhang (CAN)
L 3–4
Did not advance
Iveta Vacenovská Bye   Ruano (COL)
W 4–0
  Bilenko (UKR)
L 0–4
Did not advance

TennisEdit

The Czech Republic has entered eight tennis players (two men and six women) into the Olympic tournament. Tomáš Berdych (world no. 8) and Jiří Veselý (world no. 67) qualified directly for the men's singles as two of the top 56 eligible players in the ATP World Rankings, while Petra Kvitová (world no. 11), Karolína Plíšková (world no. 17), Lucie Šafářová (world no. 29), and Barbora Strýcová (world no. 30) did so for the women's singles based on their WTA World Rankings as of June 6, 2016.

Having been directly entered to the singles, Berdych and Veselý also opted to play with their partners Radek Štěpánek and Lukáš Rosol, respectively, in the men's doubles. Meanwhile, reigning silver medalists Andrea Hlaváčková and Lucie Hradecká teamed up together for their second Olympic stint in the women's doubles by virtue of the latter's top-10 WTA ranking.[35][36]

On July 16, 2016, Berdych and Plíšková announced that both of them withdrew from the Games due to personal and family concerns on Zika virus. Instead, Rosol (world no. 71) took over Berdych's place in the men's singles and doubles.[37] On July 27, 2016, Veselý joined them as one of the Czech tennis players to be pulled out from the Games, citing chest pains.[38]

Men
Athlete Event Round of 64 Round of 32 Round of 16 Quarterfinals Semifinals Final / BM
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Rank
Lukáš Rosol Singles   Paire (FRA)
L 6–3, 3–6, 4–6
Did not advance
Lukáš Rosol
Radek Štěpánek
Doubles N/A   Ferrer /
Bautista Agut (ESP)
L 1–6, 4–6
Did not advance
Women
Athlete Event Round of 64 Round of 32 Round of 16 Quarterfinals Semifinals Final / BM
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Rank
Lucie Hradecká Singles   Wozniacki (DEN)
L 2–6, 2–6
Did not advance
Petra Kvitová   Babos (HUN)
W 6–1, 6–2
  Wozniacki (DEN)
W 6–2, 6–4
  Makarova (RUS)
W 4–6, 6–4, 6–4
  Svitolina (UKR)
W 6–2, 6–0
  Puig (PUR)
L 4–6, 6–1, 3–6
  Keys (USA)
W 7–5, 2–6, 6–2
 
Lucie Šafářová   Knapp (ITA)
W 4–6, 6–1, 6–1
  Flipkens (BEL)
L 2–6, ret
Did not advance
Barbora Strýcová   Wickmayer (BEL)
W 7–6(8–6), 6–1
  Errani (ITA)
L 2–6, 2–6
Did not advance
Andrea Hlaváčková
Lucie Hradecká
Doubles N/A   Savchuk /
Svitolina (UKR)
W 7–6(7–1), 1–6, 6–4
  Peng S /
Zhang S (CHN)
W 6–4, 6–4
  Kasatkina /
Kuznetsova (RUS)
W 6–1, 4–6, 7–5
  Bacsinszky /
Hingis (SUI)
L 7–5, 6–7(3–7), 2–6
  Šafářová /
Strýcová (CZE)
L 5–7, 1–6
4
Lucie Šafářová
Barbora Strýcová
N/A   S Williams /
V Williams (USA)
W 6–3, 6–4
  Bourchard /
Dabrowski (CAN)
W 6–7(4–7), 6–2, 6–4
  Errani /
Vinci (ITA)
W 4–6, 6–4, 6–4
  Makarova /
Vesnina (RUS)
L 6–7(7–9), 4–6
  Hlaváčková /
Hradecká (CZE)
W 7–5, 6–1
 
Mixed
Athlete Event Round of 16 Quarterfinals Semifinals Final / BM
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Rank
Lucie Hradecká
Radek Štěpánek
Doubles   Muguruza /
Nadal (ESP)
W WO
  Begu /
Tecău (ROU)
W 6–4, 7–5
  Mattek-Sands /
Sock (USA)
L 4–6, 6–7(3–6)
  Mirza /
Bopanna (IND)
W 6–1, 7–5
 

TriathlonEdit

The Czech Republic has entered one triathlete to compete at the Games. Two-time Olympian Vendula Frintová was ranked among the top 40 eligible triathletes in the women's event based on the ITU Olympic Qualification List as of May 15, 2016.[39]

Athlete Event Swim (1.5 km) Trans 1 Bike (40 km) Trans 2 Run (10 km) Total Time Rank
Vendula Frintová Women's 19:21 0:56 1:04:27 0:36 36:29 2:01:49 27

VolleyballEdit

BeachEdit

The Czech Republic women's beach volleyball team qualified directly for the Olympics by virtue of their top two national finish at the 2016 FIVB Continental Cup in Sochi, Russia. The place was awarded to London 2012 Olympian Markéta Sluková and her rookie partner Barbora Hermannová.[40]

Athlete Event Preliminary round Standing Round of 16 Quarterfinals Semifinals Final / BM
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Rank
Barbora Hermannová
Markéta Sluková
Women's Pool B
  BednarczukSeixas (BRA)
L 1 – 2 (21–19, 17–21, 11–15)
  BaquerizoFernández (ESP)
L 0 – 2 (15–21, 19–21)
  GallayKlug (ARG)
W 2 – 1 (13–21, 21–19, 15–8)
Lucky Losers
  BirlovaUkolova (RUS)
L 1 – 2 (19–21, 21–12, 10–15)
3 Did not advance

WeightliftingEdit

The Czech Republic has qualified one male weightlifter for the Rio Olympics by virtue of a top seven national finish at the 2016 European Championships.[41] The team must allocate this place by June 20, 2016.

Athlete Event Snatch Clean & Jerk Total Rank
Result Rank Result Rank
Jiří Orság Men's +105 kg 185 14 240 =6 425 8

WrestlingEdit

The Czech Republic has received a spare host berth freed up by Brazil as the next highest-ranked eligible nation, not yet qualified, to send a wrestler competing in the women's freestyle 63 kg to the Olympics, based on the results from the World Championships.[42][43]

Key:
  • VT – Victory by Fall.
  • PP – Decision by Points – the loser with technical points.
  • PO – Decision by Points – the loser without technical points.
  • ST – Technical superiority – the loser without technical points and a margin of victory of at least 8 (Greco-Roman) or 10 (freestyle) points.
Women's freestyle
Athlete Event Qualification Round of 16 Quarterfinal Semifinal Repechage 1 Repechage 2 Final / BM
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Rank
Adéla Hanzlíčková −63 kg Bye   Johansson (SWE)
L 0–4 ST
Did not advance 20

See alsoEdit

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