In this week's Sports News: Jessica Kordová finishes second in LPGA tournament finals; Martina Sablíková comes in third at the last day of the second stage of the ISU World Cup season; Czech Tomáš Nosek is the only Czech standing in busy day for NHL; and the world of sport mourns the death of tennis legend Jana Novotná.
Ski jumper Jakub Janda, who was recently became an MP, is to take part in
his final competitive event on Saturday. Mr. Janda, who is 39, will take
part in a team event in a World Cup meeting at Wisle in Poland. He failed
to make it into Sunday’s individual final.
Mr. Janda was elected to the Chamber of Deputies as a member of the Civic Democrats. He is one of 120 first-time MPs due to sit in the new lower house, which was elected in October and convenes on Monday.
Speed skater Martina Sábliková will receive a state award for her outstanding representation of the Czech Republic, President Miloš Zeman said in an interview for commercial TV Barrandov. The president rarely discloses the names of people he intends to honour with awards on occasion of the country’s state holiday on October 28 in advance. Sáblikova has five Olympics medals, including three gold, 17 world champion titles and 11 victories in the world cup.
Cross country skier Lukáš Bauer, 39, confirmed on Thursday that he has definitely retired and will no longer represent the Czech Republic at a top competitive level. The winner of three Olympic medals, including one silver, and two times world championship runner up said that his appearance in March’s world championship event in Lahti, Finland, was his last for his country. He will continue to take part in long distance events only for the team he created three years ago.
Czech skier Šárka Strachová has announced the end of her career. The 32-year-old former world champion in slalom and holder of an Olympic medal announced the news at a press conference in Prague on Tuesday. Strachová claimed her Olympic medal in 2010 in Vancouver, finishing third in slalom. In 2007 she won the gold medal in slalom at the 20017 World Championship. In July 2012 she underwent surgery to remove a brain tumour.
Eva Samková has for the first time won the world cup title for snowboardcross. The Olympic champion assured her first place in the series after being placed second in the final competition in Veysonnaz, Switzerland, on Saturday. With 480 points going into the final competition, Samková knew that a place on the winner’s podium would be enough to secure the crystal globe ahead of Italian rival Michela Moioli. The win will help compensate for the fact that the Czech came only 12th in the world championships.
Former Wimbledon winner Jana Novotná dies at 49
Sociologist: Many of the basic values heralded in the 1990s have been practically abandoned
Class photo in Teplice daily sparks hate speech on social networks
Czech cannabis market suffers growing pains
Český Krumlov – An historic but heavily visited jewel