Were you at the birth of your son? Were you there?
"Yes, I was - all the time."
You didn't feel weak or faint or anything?
"No, no, no, no. If I see blood it's OK for me, but if I see the pain of my wife it's worse for me. It was very emotional and very nice."
On Friday you participated in the Berlin Golden League; could you concentrate?
"No, absolutely not, because it was too soon after the birth and I was thinking about my son and about my wife and if I want to compete, if I don't want to compete, and absolutely not concentrated. But I think it doesn't matter to win this competition because it's in the Golden League and it's like an exhibition. And I think it's for fun, not to win."
You have the world record points in the decathlon. You are the European Champion, the first Czech European Champion for many years - are you still motivated?
"Yes, of course, of course. I haven't got a medal from the world championships. And I haven't got the world indoor record. And I haven't got a gold medal in the Olympic Games, and that's a very big motivation for me. And of course to defeat my world record, too."
"Yes, yes, I'm a soldier."
Are you active as a soldier? Do you have to do training as a soldier, or anything like that?
"No, no, no. Just training like a sports man. Sometimes I take a uniform and I feel more like a soldier."
But if there was a war you wouldn't have to fight?
"I don't think so."
And Roman Sebrle isn't the only famous Czech athlete who is a member of the Czech Army's Dukla sports team - fellow decathlete Tomas Dvorak and the king of the javelin, Jan Zelezny, also compete for Dukla.
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