Jan Micka

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Jan Micka
Personal information
Nationality  Czech Republic
Born (1995-01-15) 15 January 1995 (age 23)
Prague, Czech Republic
Height 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)
Weight 73 kg (161 lb)
Sport
Sport Swimming
Strokes Freestyle
Club USK Praha[1]
Coach Jaroslava Passerova[1]

Jan Micka (Czech pronunciation: [ˈjan ˈmɪtska]; born 15 January 1995 in Prague) is a Czech swimmer, who specialized in long-distance freestyle events.[1][2] He is a two-time Czech record holder in the 800 and 1500 m freestyle. Micka is a member of the swimming team for USK Praha, and is coached and trained by Jaroslava Passerova.[1]

Micka qualified for the men's 1500 m freestyle, as Czech Republic's youngest swimmer (aged 17), at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London, by eclipsing a FINA B-standard entry time of 15:28.49 from the European Junior Championships in Antwerp, Belgium.[3][4] He challenged six other swimmers on the first heat, including two-time Olympian Ediz Yıldırımer of Turkey. Micka edged out Iceland's Anton Sveinn McKee to take a second spot by six hundredths of a second (0.06) in 15:29.34. Micka failed to advance into the final, as he placed twenty-fourth overall in the preliminaries.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "Jan Micka". London 2012. Archived from the original on 15 May 2013. Retrieved 11 April 2013.
  2. ^ Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill. "Jan Micka". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved 11 April 2013.
  3. ^ "Qualifying Athletes – Men's 1500 m freestyle" (PDF). FINA. Archived from the original (PDF) on 16 November 2012. Retrieved 11 April 2013.
  4. ^ "European Junior Swimming Championships – Boys' 1500m Freestyle Heats" (PDF). LEN European Aquatics. Retrieved 11 April 2013.
  5. ^ "Men's 1500m Freestyle Heat 1". London 2012. Retrieved 11 April 2013.

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