Jana Klusáčková

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Jana Klusáčková
Personal information
Full nameJana Myšková–Klusáčková
National team Czech Republic
Born (1977-10-29) 29 October 1977 (age 42)
Pardubice, Czechoslovakia
Height1.89 m (6 ft 2 in)
Weight68 kg (150 lb)
Sport
SportSwimming
StrokesFreestyle
ClubPKHK Hradec Králové
CoachMartin Prokeš

Jana Klusáčková (née Myšková) (born October 29, 1977) is a Czech former swimmer, who specialized in sprint freestyle events.[1] She is a two-time Olympian and a multiple-time Czech champion and record holder for the freestyle events (50, 100, and 200 m).[2][3] Klusackova also won a bronze medal in the 100 m freestyle at the 2005 Summer Universiade in Izmir, Turkey, in an outstanding time of 56.40 seconds.[4]

Klusackova made her first Czech team, as a 26-year-old, at the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens, competing in both the individual and relay freestyle events. She also participated in the women's 4 × 100 m freestyle relay, along with fellow swimmers Sandra Kazíková, Petra Klosová, and Ilona Hlaváčková. Swimming the lead-off leg, Klusackova recorded a split of 56.02 seconds, and the Czech team continued to finish heat one in seventh place, and thirteenth overall, for a total time of 3:46.83.[5] On the third day of the competition, Klusackova won the second heat of the 200 m freestyle by two hundredths of a second (0.02) ahead of Macedonia's Vesna Stojanovska, with a time of 2:04.62.[6][7] In the 100 m freestyle, Klusackova edged out Xu Yanwei of China by seven hundredths of a second (0.07) on the seventh heat, with a time of 56.59 seconds.[8][9]

At the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing, Klusackova qualified for the second time in the women's 100 m freestyle, by breaking a new Czech record and clearing a FINA B-cut of 55.41 from the national championships in Prague.[10] She challenged seven other swimmers in the fifth heat, including top favorites Cate Campbell of Australia, Francesca Halsall of Great Britain, and Aliaksandra Herasimenia of Belarus. She came only in last place by 0.69 of a second behind Netherlands' Inge Dekker, lowering her time to 55.92 seconds. Klusackova, however, failed to advance into the semifinals, as she placed thirty-first out of 69 swimmers in the evening preliminaries.[11]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill. "Jana Klusáčková". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved 13 January 2013.
  2. ^ "Czech National Championships Continue Through Second Day of Swimming". Swimming World Magazine. 14 July 2007. Archived from the original on 5 March 2014. Retrieved 13 January 2013.
  3. ^ "Jana Klusackova Doubles During Final Night of Swimming at Czech National Championships". Swimming World Magazine. 15 July 2007. Archived from the original on 16 February 2013. Retrieved 13 January 2013.
  4. ^ "Qi Hui nets China's second gold, Poland leads medal tally at Universiade". Xinhua News Agency. People's Daily. 15 July 2007. Retrieved 24 March 2013.
  5. ^ "Women's 4×100m Freestyle Heat 1". Athens 2004. BBC Sport. 14 August 2004. Retrieved 31 January 2013.
  6. ^ "Women's 200m Freestyle Heat 2". Athens 2004. BBC Sport. 16 August 2004. Retrieved 31 January 2013.
  7. ^ Thomas, Stephen (16 August 2004). "Women's 200 Freestyle, Prelims Day 3: Dana Vollmer Stakes Her Claim as Fastest Qualifier, Benko Also Through to Evening Round". Swimming World Magazine. Archived from the original on 30 June 2013. Retrieved 26 April 2013.
  8. ^ "Women's 100m Freestyle Heat 7". Athens 2004. BBC Sport. 18 August 2004. Retrieved 31 January 2013.
  9. ^ Thomas, Stephen (18 August 2004). "Women's 100 Freestyle Prelims, Day 5: Inky Leads the Pack with a Swift 54.43". Swimming World Magazine. Archived from the original on 28 December 2013. Retrieved 19 April 2013.
  10. ^ "Olympic Cut Sheet – Women's 100m Freestyle" (PDF). Swimming World Magazine. p. 47. Retrieved 10 April 2013.
  11. ^ "Women's 100m Freestyle Heat 5". Beijing 2008. NBC Olympics. Archived from the original on 21 August 2012. Retrieved 13 January 2013.

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