The head of the Czech Olympic Committee, Milan Jirásek, has praised Czech athletes for their performance at the 21st Winter Olympic Games. Overall, the Czechs won two gold and four bronze medals in Vancouver: the most successful was speed skater Martina Sáblíková, who clinched gold in the 3,000 and 5,000 metre races, while cross-country skier Lukáš Bauer got bronze in the Men’s 15 kilometre freestyle and men’s 4x10 kilometre relay. Šárka Záhrobská won her bronze medal – her first at the Olympics – in difficult conditions in the women’s slalom.
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