Veronika Vítková

Veronika Vítková (Czech pronunciation: [ˈvɛronɪka ˈviːtkovaː]; born on 9 December 1988) is a Czech former 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
Biathlon World Cup 2015 Nové Město – women sprint 3 crop.jpg
Personal information
Born (1988-12-09) 9 December 1988 (age 32)
Vrchlabí, Czechoslovakia
Height1.66 m (5 ft 5 in)

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

RecordEdit

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
2014–15   Nové Město na Moravě Sprint 3rd
2014–15   Holmenkollen Individual 3rd
2017–18   Oberhof Sprint 3rd
2017–18   Ruhpolding Mass Start 3rd
2017–18   Antholz Sprint 3rd
2017–18   Pyeongchang Sprint (OG) 3rd

World Cup RelayEdit

PodiumsEdit

Season Place Competition Placement
2011–12   Hochfilzen Mixed Relay 2nd
2012–13   Östersund Mixed Relay 3rd
2012–13   Ruhpolding Relay 3rd
2012–13   Nové Město na Moravě Mixed Relay (WCH) 3rd
2013–14   Östersund Mixed Relay 1st
2013–14   Sochi Mixed Relay (OG) 2nd
2014–15   Hochfilzen Relay 3rd
2014–15   Oberhof Relay 1st
2014–15   Ruhpolding Relay 1st
2014–15   Antholz Relay 2nd
2014–15   Nové Město na Moravě Mixed Relay 2nd
2014–15   Holmenkollen Relay 1st
2014–15   Kontiolahti Mixed Relay (WCH) 1st
2015–16   Östersund Mixed Relay 3rd
2015–16   Antholz Relay 2nd
2015–16   Presque Isle Relay 1st
2018–19   Oberhof Relay 3rd

World Cup PositionEdit

Season Age Overall Sprint Pursuit Individual Mass start
Races Points Position Races Points Position Races Points Position Races Points Position Races Points Position
2007/08 19 4/26 18 59th 3/10 1/3 18 31st
2008/09 20 14/26 196 36th 7/10 60 44th 3/7 53 37th 2/4 40 33rd 2/5 43 34th
2009/10 21 8/25 53 63rd 4/10 36 56th 2/6 6 71st 2/4 11 62nd
2010/11 22 19/26 139 43rd 9/10 50 46th 6/7 37 45th 3/4 41 35th 1/5 11 50th
2011/12 23 19/26 336 25th 8/10 133 24th 6/8 99 24th 2/3 26 36th 3/5 78 21st
2012/13 24 25/26 511 16th 10/10 159 23rd 7/8 196 15th 3/3 37 27th 5/5 119 17th
2013/14 25 21/22 551 9th 9/9 221 7th 8/8 216 7th 1/2 48 13th 3/3 76 12th
2014/15 26 25/25 793 4th 10/10 347 3rd 7/7 194 9th 3/3 122 3rd 5/5 139 10th
2015/16 27 24/24 703 8th 9/9 238 7th 8/8 217 8th 3/3 106 6th 5/5 142 9th
2016/17 28 21/26 389 25th 8/9 111 28th 7/9 151 22nd 3/3 32 34th 3/5 95 20th
2017/18 29 19/22 545 8th 7/8 245 5th 6/7 149 12th 2/2 58 7th 4/5 93 18th
2018/19 30 21/26 253 30th 9/9 82 34th 7/8 113 27th 3/3 31 36th 2/5 28 34th
2019/20 31 2/21 1/8 1/3

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. ^ "Končím, hlásí Vítková. Zdravotní trable? Kdepak, důvod je radostný" (in Czech). sport.cz. April 23, 2020. Retrieved February 22, 2021.

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