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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 Silver Bronze Total
1 2 7 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