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Denisa Rosolová, née Ščerbová (Czech pronunciation: [ˈdɛnɪsa ˈrosolovaː ˈʃtʃɛrbovaː]) (born August 21, 1986 in Karviná, Czechoslovakia) is a Czech former athlete who has won medals at the European Championships and European Indoor Championships.[1][2][3]

Denisa Rosolová
Denisa Scerbova-Rosolova by Augustas Didzgalvis.jpg
Personal information
Born (1986-08-21) August 21, 1986 (age 33)
Height1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)
Weight61 kg (134 lb)
Sport
Country Czech Republic
SportAthletics
Event(s)Long jump
400 m hurdles
400 metres
Heptathlon
4 × 400m Relay

BiographyEdit

 
Denisa Rosolová (track 5) in starting blocks at the 2010 Josef Odložil Memorial.

Rosolová's main event is the long jump, but she also competes in heptathlon. Her best are 6.68 m in the long jump (July 2004 in Grosseto) and 5,828 points in the heptathlon (July 2006 in Tábor). Since 2001, she has been a member of AK SSK Vítkovice, an athletic club in Ostrava; her coach is Aleš Duda.

Rosolová took the silver medal in the long jump at the 2003 U17 World Championships in Sherbrooke and won the gold medal in the long jump at the 2004 World Junior Championships in Grosseto. She came 25th in the long jump at the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens. She also competed in the heptathlon at the 2006 European Championships in Gothenburg but had to pull out because of an ankle injury.

At the 2007 European Indoor Championships in Birmingham, Rosolová matched her Czech indoor long jump record of 6.64 m and came in third, beating Bianca Kappler by one centimetre and winning her first major senior medal.[4] As of March 2007, she was several-time champion of the Czech Republic (one outdoor and three indoor titles in the long jump and one title in the heptathlon). In February 2008 she improved her own indoor national record in pentathlon to 4632 points.[5] In 2012, Rosolová started to compete in the 400 m hurdles and in her first season, she almost beat Zuzana Hejnová's national record.[6]

Rosolová won a bronze medal with the Czech 4x400 metres relay at the 2013 European Athletics Indoor Championships.[7]

Personal lifeEdit

In November 2008 she married tennis player Lukáš Rosol.[8] In 2011, they divorced.[9] On 7 November 2017 Rosolová announced her pregnancy and end of athletic career.[10]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ ČAS profile (in Czech)
  2. ^ Denisa Rosolová at IAAF
  3. ^ EAA profile for Denisa Rosolová
  4. ^ "Ščerbová skončila v dálce na ME třetí". idnes.cz (in Czech). 3 March 2007. Retrieved 16 September 2015.
  5. ^ "Čeští atleti lámali v Sheffieldu rekordy". denik.cz (in Czech). 4 February 2008. Retrieved 16 September 2015.
  6. ^ "Rosolová excelovala na 400 m př., Maslák vyrovnal český rekord na 200 m". denik.cz (in Czech). 17 June 2012. Retrieved 16 September 2015.
  7. ^ "GREAT SHAKES STRIKES TWICE, LAVILLENIE DEFENDS IN DRAMATIC POLE VAULT AT EUROPEAN INDOORS". iaaf.org. Retrieved 4 March 2013.
  8. ^ "Atletka Denisa Ščerbová si vzala tenistu Lukáše Rosola". denik.cz (in Czech). 14 November 2008. Retrieved 14 September 2015.
  9. ^ "Atletka Denisa a tenista Lukáš Rosolovi se rozvádí". isport.blesk.cz (in Czech). 21 July 2011. Retrieved 14 September 2015.
  10. ^ "Rosolová ukončila atletickou kariéru, je těhotná". idnes.cz (in Czech). 7 November 2017. Retrieved 7 November 2017.

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