|Born||28 April 1993|
Vrchlabí, Czech Republic
|Height||1.71 m (5 ft 7 in)|
|Weight||68 kg (150 lb)|
|Coached by||Marek Jelínek, Jakub Flejšar|
|Achievements and titles|
|World finals||Gold medal in Snowboard cross at Utah 2019|
|Olympic finals||Gold medal in Snowboard cross at Sochi 2014|
|Highest world ranking||1st in Snowboard Cross World Cup (2017, 2019)|
Samková initially competed in freestyle snowboarding but after several injuries she began competing in snowboard cross in the 2008/2009 season. Her trainers are Marek Jelínek and Jakub Flejšar. Her signature in competitions is a moustache drawn on her upper lip.
Samková won the Junior World Championship three times (2010, 2011, 2013) and the Czech national title in 2013. She also won three races of the World Cup series (Blue Mountain and Montafon 2013, Vallnord-Arcalís 2014). After skipping the 2011/2012 season due to knee injury, she was placed 4th in the FIS Snowboard World Cup series in the 2012/2013 season and in December 2013 she won the Winter Universiade.
She won a gold medal in snowboard cross for the Czech Republic at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi. Samková attracted additional comment because she participated in the quarter-final, semi-final and final races with a moustache drawn on her face. She said it was for luck. In the same year Samková was second at the Winter X Games in Aspen.
World Cup results
- 2 titles – (2 snowboard cross)
|2010–11||18 March 2011||Valmalenco, Italy||Snowboard Cross||2nd|
|2012–13||2 February 2013||Blue Mountain, Canada||Snowboard Cross||1st|
|16 March 2013||Veysonnaz, Switzerland||Snowboard Cross||3rd|
|2013–14||7 December 2013||Montafon, Austria||Snowboard Cross||1st|
|12 January 2014||Vallnord-Arcalís, Andorra||Snowboard Cross||1st|
|2015–16||23 January 2015||Feldberg, Germany||Snowboard Cross||1st|
|21 February 2016||Sunny Valley, Russia||Snowboard Cross||1st|
|27 February 2016||Bogwang, South Korea||Snowboard Cross||3rd|
|5 March 2016||Veysonnaz, Switzerland||Snowboard Cross||3rd|
|20 March 2016||Baqueira Beret, Spain||Snowboard Cross||2nd|
|2016–17||21 January 2017||Solitude, USA||Snowboard Cross||1st|
|4 February 2017||Bansko, Bulgaria||Snowboard Cross||2nd|
|12 February 2017||Feldberg, Germany||Snowboard Cross||1st|
|25 March 2017||Veysonnaz, Switzerland||Snowboard Cross||2nd|
|2017–18||20 January 2018||Erzurum, Turkey||Snowboard Cross||1st|
|3 March 2018||La Molina, Spain||Snowboard Cross||1st|
|10 March 2018||Moscow, Russia||Snowboard Cross||1st|
|2018–19||21 December 2018||Cervinia, Italy||Snowboard Cross||2nd|
|22 December 2018||Cervinia, Italy||Snowboard Cross||1st|
|9 February 2019||Feldberg, Germany||Snowboard Cross||3rd|
|2 March 2019||Baqueira Beret, Spain||Snowboard Cross||1st|
|16 March 2019||Veysonnaz, Switzerland||Snowboard Cross||1st|
|2019–20||13 December 2019||Montafon, Austria||Snowboard Cross||1st|
|2020–21||23 January 2021||Chiesa, Italy||Snowboard Cross||3rd|
|24 January 2021||Chiesa, Italy||Snowboard Cross||1st|
|4 March 2021||Bakuriani, Georgia||Snowboard Cross||1st|
World Championships results
|2011 La Molina||5|
|2017 Sierra Nevada||12|
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- Eva Samková at X Games
- Eva Samková at FIS (snowboarding)
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