Czech javelin thrower Jakub Vadlejch in the qualification at the athletics EC in Munich, August 19, 2022.
Prague – The expedition of Czech athletes to the European Team Championships in Krakow will have to do without the leader of this year's javelin world rankings, Jakub Vadlejch. The leader of the team should be shot putter Tomáš Staněk, who with a performance of 21.71 meters from the Ludvík Daňek Memorial in Turnov is third in the European tables this season behind two Italian rivals. The composition of the team was announced by the athletics association on its website.
There are also two other athletes in the nomination who, like Staněk the year before in Cluj, contributed to the Czech team's progress to the elite group with a full number of points. Javelin thrower Nikola Ogrodníková and sprinter Jan Jirka won their events in the 200m.
Instead of Olympic silver medalist Vadlejch, who threw 89.51 meters on Tuesday in Turku, Martin Konečný will enter the javelin competition. His performance this year is 80.06.
The best Czech sprinter Lada Vondrová will compete in the 200 meters. Tereza Petržilková, who broke the 52-second mark for the first time on Tuesday in Kladno, will run on the double track. Nineteen-year-old Karolína Maňasová will complete the 100-meter sprint.
The championship will take place as part of the European Games from June 20 to 25.
Men:Jan Veleba (100 m, 4×100 m), Jan Jirka (200 m, 4×100 m), Matěj Krsek (400 m, 4×400 m medley), Filip Šnejdr (800 m), Jakub Davidík (1500 m), Martin Zajíc (5000 m) ), Štěpán Schubert (110 m breaststroke), Vít Müller (400 m breaststroke, 4×400 m medley), David Foller (3000 m breaststroke), Jan Štefela (height), Dan Bárta (pole), Radek Juška (distance) , Jakub Kunt (triple jump), Tomáš Staněk (shot put), Marek Bárta (discus), Patrik Hájek (hammer), Martin Konečný (javelin), Zdeněk Stromšík, Jiří Polák, Stanislav Jíra (all 4×100 m), Michal Desenský (4×400 m mix).
Women: Karolína Maňasová (100 m, 4×100 m), Lada Vondrová (200 m, 4×400 m medley), Tereza Petržilková (400 m, 4×400 m medley) Kimberley Ficenec (800 m), Kristiina Mäki (1500 m), Tereza Hrochová (5000 m), Tereza Elena Šínová (100 m breaststroke), Nikoleta Jíchová (400 m breaststroke, 4×400 m medley), Soňa Kouřilová (3000 m breaststroke) .), Michaela Hrubá (height), Amálie Švábíková (pole), Michaela Kučerová (distance), Linda Suchá (triple jump), Katrin Brzyszkowská (shot put), Barbora Tichá (discus), Adéla Korečková (hammer), Nikola Ogrodníková (javelin) , Natálie Kožuškaničová, Nikola Bendová, Barbora Šplechtnová, Klára Sobotková (all 4×100 m).