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Martina Moravčíková (Czech pronunciation: [ˈmarcɪna ˈmoraftʃiːkovaː]; born August 13, 1988, Rimavská Sobota) is a Czech swimmer.[1][2] At the 2012 Summer Olympics, she competed in the Women's 200 metre breaststroke, finishing in 26th place overall in the heats, failing to qualify for the semifinals. At the 2016 Olympic Games, she competed in the women's 100 m and 200 m breaststroke.[3][4] She narrowly missed qualifying for the semifinals in the 200 m.[4]

Personal and early lifeEdit

Martina Moravčíková was born in 1988 to Ingrid Moravcikova and Jaroslav, a NATO officer. She resides in Tennessee where from 2010 to 2011 she attended University of Tennessee. There, she obtained a double major in global studies, language and world business. She enjoys extreme sports such as surfing and snowboarding. A huge admirer of Australian gold medalist Leisel Jones, she aspires to work in the American-Chinese import and export business.[5]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Martina Moravcikova". London 2012. The London Organising Committee of the Olympic Games and Paralympic Games Limited. Archived from the original on 17 August 2012. Retrieved 13 September 2012.
  2. ^ "Martina Moravčíková Bio, Stats, and Results". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Retrieved 2017-09-01.
  3. ^ "Rio 2016 - Women's 100m Breaststroke". BBC News. Retrieved 31 December 2018.
  4. ^ a b "Swimming: Women's 200m Breaststroke". BBC News. Retrieved 31 December 2018.
  5. ^ "2010-11 Women's Swimming Roster". University of Tennessee. Retrieved 31 December 2018.