9 March 1966 |
|Former coach||František Pechar|
Petr Barna (born 9 March 1966) is a Czech former competitive figure skater who competed for Czechoslovakia. He is the 1992 European champion, the 1992 Olympic bronze medalist, and a seven-time Czechoslovak national champion. He was the first man to land a quadruple jump in Olympic competition.
Barna sprained his right ankle as he was leaving the airport in Birmingham on his way to the 1989 European Championships. Despite the injury, he medaled for the first time at an ISU Championship, winning bronze.
1991–92 was Barna's best competitive season. He won gold at the 1992 European Championships and a bronze medal at the 1992 Winter Olympics in Albertville, France. He became the first person to land a quad jump in Olympic competition, executing a quad toe loop in his free skate.
After placing sixth at the 1992 World Championship, Barna retired from amateur competition. He then spent almost ten years as a professional skater, performing in the Champions on Ice tour and World cup tour, as well as competing in World professional competitions, ESPN Legends, Miko Masters and other events. He preferred amateur competition, saying, "In amateur skating, it matters how you skate. In professional, it matters how you dance. And I don't dance. I liked amateur skating better."
Barna works as a coach now. He has appeared in several television skating programs.
|Int. de Paris||1st|
- "Petr Barna". Czech Olympic Committee. Archived from the original on 13 April 2014.
- Russell, Susan D. (8 August 2013). "Petr Barna: Skating Out From Behind the Iron Curtain". IFS Magazine.
- Figure Skating Mystery Interview