Jiří Ryba

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Jiří Ryba

Jiří Ryba (Czech pronunciation: [ˈjɪr̝iː ˈrɪba]) (born 15 June 1976 in Tábor[1]) is a Czech decathlete. His personal best result was 8339 points, achieved in May 2000 in Desenzano del Garda. Ryba is married to pole vaulter Pavla Hamáčková.


Year Competition Venue Position Event Notes
Representing the  Czech Republic
1994 World Junior Championships Lisbon, Portugal Decathlon DNF
1995 Hypo-Meeting Götzis, Austria 25th Decathlon 7511
European Athletics Junior Championships Nyíregyháza, Hungary 3rd Decathlon 7271
1996 Hypo-Meeting Götzis, Austria 15th Decathlon 7854
1997 European U23 Championships Turku, Finland Decathlon DNF
1998 Hypo-Meeting Götzis, Austria 15th Decathlon 7885
2000 Olympic Games Sydney, Australia 14th Decathlon 8056
2001 World Championships Edmonton, Canada 6th Decathlon 8332
Goodwill Games Brisbane, Australia 6th Decathlon 7736
2005 Hypo-Meeting Götzis, Austria Decathlon DNF

Football career[edit]

Following his career in athletics, Ryba became a fitness coach in the Gambrinus liga before moving to 1. FK Příbram as assistant manager.[2]


  1. ^ Jirka, J. et al.: "Kdo byl kdo v české atletice", page 152. Olympia, 2004
  2. ^ Profile at idnes.cz (in Czech)

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