Jiřina Ptáčníková

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Jiřina Ptáčníková
Jirina Ptacnikova-Svobodova by Augustas Didzgalvis.jpg
Jiřina Ptáčníková at the 2013 World Championships in Athletics
Personal information
Full name Jiřina Ptáčníková
Nationality Czech
Born (1986-05-20) May 20, 1986 (age 30)
Plzeň, Czechoslovakia
Height 1.74 m (5 ft 8 12 in)
Weight 62 kg (137 lb)
Sport
Country  Czech Republic
Sport Athletics
Event(s) Pole vault
Club USK Praha
Coached by František Ptáčník, Pavel Sluka
Achievements and titles
Personal best(s)
  • Pole vault: 4.76 (2013)-national record

Jiřina Ptáčníková (Czech pronunciation: [ˈjɪr̝ɪna ˈptaːtʃɲiːkovaː]; born 20 May 1986) is a Czech pole vaulter. She won the 2012 European Athletics Championships in Helsinki and the 2014 World Indoor Championships.[1]

Biography[edit]

She is the daughter of the Czech sprinter František Ptáčník.

Ptáčníková achieved a personal best (indoor) of 4.70 metres in Donetsk in 2012.[2] This was a Czech record.[3] She improved to 4.71 m in 2014, which was also a Czech record.[4]

She also achieved outdoor personal best of 4.76 metres in Plzeň in September 2013.[5]

Personal life[edit]

On 21 September 2012 she married the hurdler Petr Svoboda,[6] however the couple divorced in 2014.[7]

International competitions[edit]

Year Competition Venue Position Notes
Representing the  Czech Republic
2002 World Junior Championships Jamaica Kingston, Jamaica 12th (q)[8] 3.80 m
2004 World Junior Championships Italy Grosseto, Italy 9th (q)[8] 3.85 m
2006 European Championships Sweden Gothenburg, Sweden 27th (q) 3.80 m
2009 European Indoor Championships Italy Turin, Italy 13th (q) 4.25 m
Universiade Serbia Belgrade, Serbia 1st 4.55 m
World Championships Germany Berlin, Germany 16th (q) 4.40 m
2010 World Indoor Championships Qatar Doha, Qatar 5th 4.60 m
European Championships Spain Barcelona, Spain 5th 4.65 m
2011 European Indoor Championships France Paris, France 4th 4.60 m
European Team Championships Super League Sweden Stockholm, Sweden 3rd 4.60 m
World Championships South Korea Daegu, South Korea 7th 4.65 m
2012 World Indoor Championships Turkey Istanbul, Turkey 6th 4.55 m
European Championships Finland Helsinki, Finland 1st 4.60 m
Olympic Games United Kingdom London, United Kingdom 6th 4.45 m
2013 European Indoor Championships Sweden Gothenburg, Sweden 4th 4.62 m
World Championships Russia Moscow, Russia 8th 4.55 m
2014 European Championships Switzerland Zürich, Switzerland 6th 4.45 m
World Indoor Championships Poland Sopot, Poland 2nd 4.70 m
2015 World Championships China Beijing, China NM
2016 Olympic Games Brazil Rio de Janeiro, Brazil 19th (q) 4.45 m

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "The big surprise : Jirina Ptacnikova wins the Pole Vault in Helsinki!". biathlonews.com. 30 June 2012. Retrieved 18 September 2015. 
  2. ^ "Samsung Pole Vault Stars 2012 Complete Results". EAA. 11 February 2012. Retrieved 12 February 2012. 
  3. ^ Ramsak, Bob (2012-02-12). In post-injury comeback, Lavillenie tops 5.82m in Donetsk. IAAF. Retrieved on 2012-02-12.
  4. ^ "IAAF: Jirina Ptacnikova | Profile". iaaf.org. Retrieved 2016-02-28. 
  5. ^ "Tyčkařka Svobodová má český rekord, o centimetr předstihla Baďurovou" (in Czech). idnes.cz. 4 September 2013. Retrieved 18 September 2015. 
  6. ^ "Tyčkařka Ptáčníková a překážkář Svoboda: Vzali se u Neumannové!" (in Czech). blesk.cz. Retrieved 11 November 2012. 
  7. ^ "Nečekaný atletický rozvod: Manželství Svobody a Ptáčnikové je u konce!" (in Czech). nova.cz. 11 July 2014. Retrieved 18 September 2015. 
  8. ^ a b No height in the final.

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