Iva Straková

Iva Straková (born 4 August 1980) is a Czech athlete who specialises in the high jump.

Iva Straková
Iva Strakova 2009.jpg
Iva Straková in 2009
Personal information
Born (1980-08-04) 4 August 1980 (age 39)
Tábor, Czechoslovakia
Height1.87 m (6 ft 2 in)[1]
Weight65 kg (143 lb)
Country Czech Republic
SportTrack and field
Event(s)High jump

She has represented Czech Republic at two Summer Olympics (2004, 2008).[2] At Beijing 2008 Straková achieved 12th place at the final. She has won Czech Championships several times.[2] Has participated in several World and European Championships.[3][4]

She has personal bests of 1.95 metres outdoors (2007, 2008) and 1.98 metres indoors (2008).

Competition recordEdit

Year Competition Venue Position Notes
Representing   Czech Republic
2002 European Championships Munich, Germany 15th (q) 1.87 m
2003 World Indoor Championships Birmingham, United Kingdom 13th (q) 1.90 m
World Championships Paris, France 21st (q) 1.80 m
2004 Olympic Games Athens, Greece 16th (q) 1.89 m
2005 European Indoor Championships Madrid, Spain 7th 1.89 m (1.92)
World Championships Helsinki, Finland 11th 1.85 m (1.91)
2006 World Indoor Championships Moscow, Russia 10th (q) 1.93 m
European Championships Gothenburg, Sweden 22nd (q) 1.83 m
2007 World Championships Osaka, Japan 18th (q) 1.91 m
2008 World Indoor Championships Valencia, Spain 8th 1.93 m
Olympic Games Beijing, China 9th 1.93 m
2009 European Indoor Championships Turin, Italy 7th 1.92 m
World Championships Berlin, Germany 21st (q) 1.89 m
2010 World Indoor Championships Doha, Qatar 9th 1.91 m (1.92)
(q) Indicates overall position in qualifying round (#) Indicates superior height achieved in qualifying round


  1. ^ "Iva Strakova Profile, Bio, Results, Medals and Photos — Yahoo! Sports coverage of the Summer Olympics in Beijing". Yahoo!. Retrieved March 15, 2012.
  2. ^ a b "Iva Straková Biography and Olympic Results". Sports-Reference.com. Archived from the original on July 27, 2011. Retrieved March 15, 2012.
  3. ^ "IAAF profile". International Association of Athletics Federations. Retrieved March 15, 2012.
  4. ^ "Athletics — Iva Straková (Czech Republic) : season totals". Retrieved March 15, 2012.

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