Martin Škacha

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Martin Škacha
Personal information
Full name Martin Škacha
National team  Czech Republic
Born (1983-10-28) 28 October 1983 (age 33)
Polička, Czechoslovakia
Height 1.94 m (6 ft 4 12 in)
Weight 89 kg (196 lb)
Sport
Sport Swimming
Strokes Freestyle
Club Kometa Brno
Coach Ondřej Butir

Martin Škacha (born October 28, 1983) is a Czech former swimmer, who specialized in freestyle events.[1] He won a bronze medal in the 100 m freestyle (51.52) at the 2001 European Junior Swimming Championships in Valletta, Malta.[2] Skacha is also a member of the swimming team for Kometa Brno, and is trained by head coach Ondřej Butir.

Skacha qualified for the men's 4 × 200 m freestyle relay, as a member of the Czech Republic team, at the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens.[3][4] Teaming with Michal Rubáček, Květoslav Svoboda, and Josef Horký in heat two, Skacha anchored the last 50 metres to finish the race with a split of 1:52.35, but the Czechs settled only for seventh place and thirteenth overall in a final time of 7:26.26.[5][6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Martin Škacha". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved 27 April 2013. 
  2. ^ "Croatia's Draganja, Britain's Goddard Impress as Euro Juniors Come to a Close". Swimming World Magazine. 9 July 2001. Archived from the original on 30 June 2013. Retrieved 12 May 2013. 
  3. ^ "Swimming – Men's 4×200m Freestyle Relay Startlist (Heat 2)" (PDF). Athens 2004. Omega Timing. Retrieved 27 April 2013. 
  4. ^ "Štafeta 4×200 metrů poplave v Aténách" [4×200 meters relay swim in Athens] (in Czech). Mladá fronta DNES. 6 July 2004. Retrieved 12 May 2013. 
  5. ^ "Men's 4×200m Freestyle Heat 2". Athens 2004. BBC Sport. 17 August 2004. Retrieved 31 January 2013. 
  6. ^ Whitten, Phillip (17 August 2004). "Men's 800 Free Relay, Day 4: US, Australia Qualify 1–2". Swimming World Magazine. Archived from the original on 27 March 2014. Retrieved 24 April 2013. 

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