Eva Samková

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Eva Samková
Eva Samkova (cropped).jpg
Personal information
NationalityCzech
Born (1993-04-28) 28 April 1993 (age 26)
Vrchlabí, Czech Republic
Height1.71 m (5 ft 7 in)
Weight68 kg (150 lb)
Websitewww.evasamkova.cz/
Sport
CountryCzech Republic
SportSnowboarding
Event(s)Snowboard cross
ClubDukla Liberec
Coached byMarek Jelínek, Jakub Flejšar
Achievements and titles
World finalsGold medal with cup.svg Gold medal in Snowboard cross at Utah 2019
Olympic finalsGold medal with cup.svg Gold medal in Snowboard cross at Sochi 2014
Highest world rankingFIS Crystal Globe.svg 1st in Snowboard Cross World Cup (2017, 2019)

Eva Samková (born 28 April 1993) is a Czech snowboarder who is the 2014 Olympic champion in snowboard cross.[1]

Career[edit]

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.[2]

Samková won the Junior World Championship three times (2010, 2011, 2013) and the Czech national title in 2013.[3] She also won three races of the World Cup series (Blue Mountain and Montafon 2013, Vallnord-Arcalís 2014).[3] After skipping the 2011/2012 season due to knee injury,[4] she was placed 4th in the FIS Snowboard World Cup series in the 2012/2013 season[5] and in December 2013 she won the Winter Universiade.[6]

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.[7] In the same year Samková was second at the Winter X Games in Aspen.[8]

Samková has her own show called Eva tropí hlouposti (Eva Fools Around)[9] named in reference to famous Czech comedy film by Martin Frič.

World Cup results[edit]

All results are sourced from the International Ski Federation (FIS).[10]

Season titles[edit]

  • 2 titles – (2 snowboard cross)
 Season  Discipline
2017 Snowboard Cross
2019 Snowboard Cross

Season standings[edit]

 Season  Snowboard Cross
2011 7
2012 37
2013 4
2014 5
2015
2016 2
2017 1
2018 5
2019 1

Race podiums[edit]

  • 10 wins – (10 SBX)
  • 17 podiums – (17 SBX)
Season Date Location Discipline Place
2010–11 18 March 2011 Italy Valmalenco, Italy  Snowboard Cross  2nd
2012–13 2 February 2013 Canada Blue Mountain, Canada Snowboard Cross 1st
16 March 2013  Switzerland  Veysonnaz, Switzerland Snowboard Cross 3rd
2013–14 7 December 2013 Austria Montafon, Austria Snowboard Cross 1st
12 January 2014 Andorra Vallnord-Arcalís, Andorra Snowboard Cross 1st
2015–16 23 January 2015 Germany Feldberg, Germany Snowboard Cross 1st
21 February 2016 Russia Sunny Valley, Russia Snowboard Cross 1st
27 February 2016 South Korea Bogwang, South Korea Snowboard Cross 3rd
5 March 2016  Switzerland  Veysonnaz, Switzerland Snowboard Cross 3rd
20 March 2016 Spain Baqueira Beret, Spain Snowboard Cross 2nd
2016–17 21 January 2017 United States Solitude, USA Snowboard Cross 1st
4 February 2017 Bulgaria Bansko, Bulgaria Snowboard Cross 2nd
12 February 2017 Germany Feldberg, Germany Snowboard Cross 1st
25 March 2017  Switzerland  Veysonnaz, Switzerland Snowboard Cross 2nd
2017–18 20 January 2018 Turkey Erzurum, Turkey Snowboard Cross 1st
3 March 2018 Spain La Molina, Spain Snowboard Cross 1st
10 March 2018 Russia Moscow, Russia Snowboard Cross 1st
2018–19

Olympic results[edit]

  Year   Snowboard Cross
Russia 2014 Sochi 1
South Korea 2018 Pyeongchang 3

World Championships results[edit]

  Year   Snowboard Cross
Spain 2011 La Molina 5
Canada 2013 Stoneham 7
Austria 2015 Kreischberg 7
Spain 2017 Sierra Nevada 12
United States 2019 Utah 1

References[edit]

  1. ^ Jason Blevins (16 February 2014). "Eva Samkova of Czech Republic wins gold in women's snowboard cross at Sochi Olympics". denverpost.com. Retrieved 19 September 2015.
  2. ^ "Profil | Eva Samková – snowboardcross – SBX". Evasamkova.cz. Retrieved 7 February 2014.
  3. ^ a b "SAMKOVA Eva – Biographie". Data.fis-ski.com. Retrieved 7 February 2014.
  4. ^ "Eva Samková – Aktuálně.cz". Sport.aktualne.centrum.cz. 11 April 2012. Retrieved 7 February 2014.
  5. ^ "Výsledky a ocenění | Eva Samková – snowboardcross – SBX". Evasamkova.cz. Retrieved 7 February 2014.
  6. ^ "Eva Samková potvrdila na zimní univerziádě roli hlavní favoritky". Sport.cz. Retrieved 7 February 2014.
  7. ^ Chris Chase (16 February 2014). "Why was this female gold medalist sporting a painted mustache?". USA Today Sports. Retrieved 21 February 2014.
  8. ^ Mark Sandritter (24 January 2014). "Winter X Games 2014: Lindsey Jacobellis, Nate Holland win gold again". sbnation.com. Retrieved 19 September 2015.
  9. ^ "VIDEO: Eva Samková předvádí, jak krásně může být pod hladinou". lidovky.cz. 14 July 2015. Retrieved 18 September 2015.
  10. ^ "Eva Samkova". FIS-Ski. International Ski Federation. Retrieved 15 January 2017.

External links[edit]

Olympic Games
Preceded by
Šárka Strachová
Flagbearer for  Czech Republic
Pyeongchang 2018
Succeeded by
incumbent