Hana Říčná

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Hana Říčná
Country represented  Czechoslovakia
Born (1968-12-20) 20 December 1968 (age 49)
Brno, Czechoslovakia
Residence Coventry, Rhode Island
Height 1.57 m (5 ft 2 in)
Discipline Women's artistic gymnastics
Gym Zbrojovka Brno
Head coach(es) Radek and Drahomira Kriz

Hana Říčná (born 20 December 1968 in Brno) is a former artistic gymnast who represented Czechoslovakia at the 1988 Summer Olympics, finishing seventh in the team final and 29th in the all-around final.[1] She won two medals at the World Championships, a silver on beam in 1983[2] and a bronze on the uneven bars in 1985.[3] She also won a silver medal on beam at the 1985 European Championships.[4]

Říčná moved to the United States in 1994 and is the head coach at Rise Gymnastics in Coventry, Rhode Island.[5] Her son, David Jessen,[6] is an elite gymnast who will represent the Czech Republic at the 2016 Summer Olympics.[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Hana Říčná". sports-reference. Retrieved 15 March 2015.
  2. ^ "1983 World Championships Women's EF". Gymn Forum. 2 February 2004. Retrieved 15 March 2015.
  3. ^ "1985 World Championships Women's EF". Gymn Forum. 2 February 2004. Retrieved 15 March 2015.
  4. ^ "1985 European Championships Women's EF". Gymn Forum. 21 November 1997. Retrieved 15 March 2015.
  5. ^ "Hana Ricna". Rise Gymnastics. Retrieved 15 March 2015.
  6. ^ "Hana Ricna (CSSR)". Gymn Forum. 25 August 2007. Retrieved 15 March 2015.
  7. ^ http://www.intlgymnast.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=4266:ig-online-interview-david-jessen-czech-republic&catid=3:interviews&Itemid=168