Michal Navrátil

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Michal Navrátil
Born (1985-06-05) 5 June 1985 (age 29)
Prague, Czechoslovakia
(Czech republic)
Residence Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Height 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)
Weight 85 kg (187 lb)

Michal Navrátil (Czech pronunciation: [ˈmixal ˈnavraːˌtil]; born 5 June 1985) is a professional diver from the Czech Republic.

Personal life[edit]

Michal Navrátil was born in Prague, Czechoslovakia. Originally his family come from Pilzen, Bohemia.

His father introduced him to swimming competitions from the young age of five, he swam in the Nationals where he earned a 2nd place finish in the 50m butterfly.

As an born athlete also competed in gymnastic competitions in club of Sparta Prague at the age of 10 after that he started his diver career in Sport Club USK Podoli where he earned a second place finish in the Nationals on the 1 and 3 meter boards. In European competitions he was trained by Hana Novotna. Michal's favorite dive is the triple somersault with half twist from 28 meters.

When you are up on the platform, you feel the high and the fear that you need to learn control - you must be fearless.[who said this?]

Highdiving career[edit]

National Championships[edit]

Every last weekend of July and is located in the quarry of Hříměždice in Central Bohemian Region
2002 1st place 12 and 16 meters[1]
2003 2nd place 12 and 16 meters[2]
2004 1st place 12 and 16 meters[3]
2005 1st 16 meters[4]
2006 2nd 12 meters[5]
2007 1st place 12 and 16 meters[6]
2009 1st place 12 and 16 meters[7]

Mediterranean Championships - Marmeeting[edit]

This international sport event is located in Furore, Italy and is every year in first Sunday of July.
2008 7th[8]
2011 1st [9]

European Championships[edit]

Located in a small valley in the Swiss Italian mountains in Ponte Brolla in Switzerland.
Presented by WHDF World High Diving Federation every year in finals of July.[10]

Year Finish[11]
2004 12th
2005 8th
2007 3rd
2008 3rd

Cliffdiving career[edit]

Started with the annual Red Bull World Wide Series[12] - Cliff Diving competition which draws hundreds of spectators to the sites around the world,
watchers hold their collective breath as the competitors take off from rocks and platforms set high on cliffs at 27 or 28 meters.

2011 World Wide Series[edit]

Qualification Results: 1st Australia - Hawkesbury River[13]

Results Stop 1: 5th Chile - Easter Island[14]
Results Stop 2: 5th Mexico - Yucatan[15]
Results Stop 3: 3rd Greece - Athens[16]
Results Stop 4: 2nd France- La Rochelle[17]
Results Stop 5: 3rd Italy - Polignano a Mare[18]
Results Stop 6: 12th USA - Boston[19]

Finals: 3rd Ukraine - Yalta[20]

World Series Standings 2011[edit]

[21]
1. Gary Hunt GBR
2. Artem Silchenko RUS
3. Michal Navrátil[22] CZE
4. Slava Polyeshchuk UKR
5. Cyrille Oumedjkane FRA
6. Alain Kohl LUX
7. Sacha Kutsenko UKR
8. Orlando Duque COL
9. Kent De Mond USA
10. Steven LoBue USA
11. Jorge Ferzuli MEX
12. Hassan Mouti FRA

Performing career[edit]

2009[edit]

He trained and performed for one year in Shenzhen Xiaomeisha Sea World in China.
China's leading marine-based theme park and entertainment complex that has attracted millions of visitors since opening in 1998.

2010[edit]

Gain contract with Royal Caribbean which is the most exclusive and largest luxury cruise lines in the world.[23]
Performing in the diving and acrobatics show, Aqua Aria at the AquaTheater, the world first amphitheater at sea.[23]

Cinematography career[edit]

Performed in mainstream movies
2004 Jedna ruka netleska (CZ)[24]
2007 Wanted (USA) [25]
2007 Babylon A.D. (CAD)[26]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Výsledky závodů - 2002 Highjump - Závody - HIGHJUMP". Cliffdiving.eu. Retrieved 2012-02-10. 
  2. ^ "Výsledky závodů - 2003 RedBull Highjump - Závody - HIGHJUMP". Cliffdiving.eu. Retrieved 2012-02-10. 
  3. ^ "Výsledky závodů - 2004 Highjump - Závody - HIGHJUMP". Cliffdiving.eu. Retrieved 2012-02-10. 
  4. ^ "Výsledky závodů - 2005 Timeout Highjump - Závody - HIGHJUMP". Cliffdiving.eu. Retrieved 2012-02-10. 
  5. ^ "Výsledky závodů - 2006 Timeout Highjump - Závody - HIGHJUMP". Cliffdiving.eu. Retrieved 2012-02-10. 
  6. ^ "Výsledky závodů - 2007 Timeout Highjump - Závody - HIGHJUMP". Cliffdiving.eu. Retrieved 2012-02-10. 
  7. ^ "Výsledky závodů - 2009 Highjump - Závody - HIGHJUMP". Cliffdiving.eu. Retrieved 2012-02-10. 
  8. ^ Blustudiosviluppi. "25° Marmeeting". Marmeeting.com. Retrieved 2012-02-10. 
  9. ^ "Tuffi da grandi altezze: vince il ceco Navratil | la Città". Lacittadisalerno.gelocal.it. Retrieved 2012-02-10. 
  10. ^ "WORLD HIGH DIVING FEDERATION". Whdf.com. Retrieved 2013-11-05. 
  11. ^ "HALL OF FAME". WORLD HIGH DIVING FEDERATION. Retrieved 28 January 2012. 
  12. ^ "Divers". Red Bull Cliff Diving World Series. Retrieved 5 February 2012. 
  13. ^ "Magnificent Seven - Red Bull Cliff Diving Videos". Red Bull. Retrieved 2012-02-10. 
  14. ^ "Welcome to Easter Island - Red Bull Cliff Diving Videos". Red Bull. Retrieved 2012-02-10. 
  15. ^ "Countdown to Cliff Diving - Red Bull Cliff Diving Videos". Red Bull. Retrieved 2012-02-10. 
  16. ^ "Greece Lightning - Red Bull Cliff Diving Videos". Red Bull. Retrieved 2012-02-10. 
  17. ^ "Red Bull Cliff Diving France". Redbull.com. Retrieved 2012-02-10. 
  18. ^ "Cliff Diving- Italy - Red Bull Cliff Diving Stops". Red Bull. Retrieved 2012-02-10. 
  19. ^ "Cliff Diving- USA - Red Bull Cliff Diving Stops". Red Bull. Retrieved 2012-02-10. 
  20. ^ "Cliff Diving- Ukraine - Red Bull Cliff Diving Stops". Red Bull. Retrieved 2012-02-10. 
  21. ^ "Sorry... :: Red Bull.com". Red Bull. Retrieved 2012-07-25. 
  22. ^ "Get to Know Michal Navratil". Redbull.com. Retrieved 2012-02-10. 
  23. ^ a b "A Wonderland at Sea - Slide Show". NYTimes.com. 2011-02-13. Retrieved 2012-02-10. 
  24. ^ "Casting and credits". Jednaruksnetleska.cz. Retrieved 2013-11-05. 
  25. ^ "Wanted (2008)". The New York Times. Retrieved 2013-11-05. 
  26. ^ "Babylon A.D. (2008)". The New York Times. Retrieved 2013-11-05. 

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