Veronika Vítková

Veronika Vítková (Czech pronunciation: [ˈvɛronɪka ˈviːtkovaː]; born on 9 December 1988) is a Czech biathlete. She comes from a family of skiers and switched from cross-country to biathlon at age 10.[1] She competed for the Czech Republic at the 2010, 2014 and 2018 Winter Olympics.[2] At the 2014 Winter Olympics, together with Ondřej Moravec, Jaroslav Soukup and Gabriela Soukalová, she won a silver medal in the Mixed relay.[3] At the 2018 Winter Olympics she won the bronze medal in the 7.5 km sprint event.[4]

Veronika Vítková
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Born (1988-12-09) 9 December 1988 (age 31)
Vrchlabí, Czechoslovakia
Height1.66 m (5 ft 5 in)
World Cup career
Individual wins1
Indiv. podiums9

23/4/2020 she announced retirement and her pregnancy.[5]

RecordEdit

[6]

Olympic GamesEdit

2 medals (1 silver, 1 bronze)

Event Individual Sprint Pursuit Mass Start Relay Mixed Relay
  2010 Vancouver 68th 24th 36th 16th N/A
  2014 Sochi 6th 16th 21st 9th 4th Silver
  2018 Pyeongchang 18th Bronze 7th 14th 12th 8th

World ChampionshipsEdit

2 medals (1 gold, 1 bronze)

Event Individual Sprint Pursuit Mass start Relay Mixed relay
  2008 Östersund 14th 57th DNS 16th 12th
  2009 Pyeongchang 5th 18th 10th 12th 10th
  2011 Khanty-Mansiysk 8th 55th 34th 30th 11th 11th
  2012 Ruhpolding 15th 25th 18th 14th 10th 8th
  2013 Nové Město 14th 10th 8th 19th 10st Bronze
  2015 Kontiolahti 8th 15th 11th 29th 10th Gold
  2016 Oslo 4th 7th 8th 6th 6th 6th
  2017 Hochfilzen 50th 68th 4th
  2019 Östersund 13th 38th 16th 17th 15th 6th

World CupEdit

PodiumsEdit

Season Place Competition Placement
2012–13   Oberhof Pursuit 2nd
2013–14   Hochfilzen Sprint 2nd
2013–14   Ruhpolding Individual 3rd
2014–15   Östersund Sprint 2nd
2014–15   Oberhof Sprint 1st
2014–15   Oberhof Mass Start 2nd
2014–15   Ruhpolding Mass Start 3rd
2017–18   Oberhof Sprint 3rd
2017–18   Ruhpolding Mass Start 3rd
2017–18   Antholz Sprint 3rd

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Biathlon World interview
  2. ^ Prague Monitor Archived January 28, 2010, at the Wayback Machine
  3. ^ IBU - Mixed Relay Sochi 2014 IBU. Retrieved 6 March 2014
  4. ^ "První medaile pro Česko! Biatlonistka Vítková získala bronz" (in Czech). sport.cz. February 10, 2018. Retrieved February 10, 2018.
  5. ^ https://www.sport.cz/ostatni/biatlon/clanek/1360200-koncim-hlasi-vitkova-zdravotni-trable-kdepak-duvod-je-radostny.html
  6. ^ International Biathlon Union – Veronika Vítková

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