Jiřina Ptáčníková

Jiřina Ptáčníková (Czech pronunciation: [ˈjɪr̝ɪna ˈptaːtʃɲiːkovaː]; born 20 May 1986) is a Czech pole vaulter. She won the 2012 European Athletics Championships in Helsinki and the 2014 World Indoor Championships.[1]

Jiřina Ptáčníková
Jirina Ptacnikova-Svobodova by Augustas Didzgalvis.jpg
Jiřina Ptáčníková at the 2013 World Championships in Athletics
Personal information
Full nameJiřina Ptáčníková
NationalityCzech
Born (1986-05-20) May 20, 1986 (age 33)
Plzeň, Czechoslovakia
Height1.74 m (5 ft 9 in)
Weight62 kg (137 lb)
Sport
Country Czech Republic
SportAthletics
Event(s)Pole vault
ClubUSK Praha
Coached byFrantišek Ptáčník, Pavel Sluka
Achievements and titles
Personal best(s)
  • Pole vault: 4.76 (2013)-national record

BiographyEdit

She is the daughter of the Czech sprinter František Ptáčník.

Ptáčníková achieved a personal best (indoor) of 4.70 metres in Donetsk in 2012.[2] This was a Czech record.[3] She improved to 4.71 m in 2014, which was also a Czech record.[4]

She also achieved outdoor personal best of 4.76 metres in Plzeň in September 2013.[5]

Personal lifeEdit

On 21 September 2012 she married the hurdler Petr Svoboda,[6] however the couple divorced in 2014.[7]

International competitionsEdit

Year Competition Venue Position Notes
Representing the   Czech Republic
2002 World Junior Championships   Kingston, Jamaica 12th (q)[8] 3.80 m
2004 World Junior Championships   Grosseto, Italy 9th (q)[8] 3.85 m
2006 European Championships   Gothenburg, Sweden 27th (q) 3.80 m
2009 European Indoor Championships   Turin, Italy 13th (q) 4.25 m
Universiade   Belgrade, Serbia 1st 4.55 m
World Championships   Berlin, Germany 16th (q) 4.40 m
2010 World Indoor Championships   Doha, Qatar 5th 4.60 m
European Championships   Barcelona, Spain 5th 4.65 m
2011 European Indoor Championships   Paris, France 4th 4.60 m
European Team Championships Super League   Stockholm, Sweden 3rd 4.60 m
World Championships   Daegu, South Korea 7th 4.65 m
2012 World Indoor Championships   Istanbul, Turkey 6th 4.55 m
European Championships   Helsinki, Finland 1st 4.60 m
Olympic Games   London, United Kingdom 6th 4.45 m
2013 European Indoor Championships   Gothenburg, Sweden 4th 4.62 m
World Championships   Moscow, Russia 8th 4.55 m
2014 European Championships   Zürich, Switzerland 6th 4.45 m
World Indoor Championships   Sopot, Poland 2nd 4.70 m
2015 World Championships   Beijing, China NM
2016 Olympic Games   Rio de Janeiro, Brazil 19th (q) 4.45 m
2017 World Championships   London, United Kingdom 18th (q) 4.35 m

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "The big surprise : Jirina Ptacnikova wins the Pole Vault in Helsinki!". biathlonews.com. 30 June 2012. Retrieved 18 September 2015.
  2. ^ "Samsung Pole Vault Stars 2012 Complete Results". EAA. 11 February 2012. Retrieved 12 February 2012.
  3. ^ Ramsak, Bob (2012-02-12). In post-injury comeback, Lavillenie tops 5.82m in Donetsk. IAAF. Retrieved on 2012-02-12.
  4. ^ "IAAF: Jirina Ptacnikova | Profile". iaaf.org. Retrieved 2016-02-28.
  5. ^ "Tyčkařka Svobodová má český rekord, o centimetr předstihla Baďurovou" (in Czech). idnes.cz. 4 September 2013. Retrieved 18 September 2015.
  6. ^ "Tyčkařka Ptáčníková a překážkář Svoboda: Vzali se u Neumannové!" (in Czech). blesk.cz. Retrieved 11 November 2012.
  7. ^ "Nečekaný atletický rozvod: Manželství Svobody a Ptáčnikové je u konce!" (in Czech). nova.cz. 11 July 2014. Retrieved 18 September 2015.
  8. ^ a b No height in the final.

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