Petr Koukal (badminton)

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Petr Koukal
Petr Koukal 2015.JPG
Personal information
Country  Czech Republic
Born (1985-12-14) December 14, 1985 (age 31)
Hořovice
Men's singles
Highest ranking 38 (23 Sep 2010)
Current ranking 87 (17 Nov 2016)
BWF profile

Petr Koukal (Czech pronunciation: [ˈpɛtr̩ ˈkou̯kal]; born December 14, 1985) is a Czech professional badminton player.

Biography[edit]

In 2010, he was diagnosed with testicular cancer and underwent a successful therapy.

In July 2012, Czech Olympic Committee announced selection of Koukal for flag bearer of Czech team at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London, citing him as an example of sport role in recovery from a grave illness and of return to competition at top level.[1][2]

In 2016 Petr Koukal was awarded as the secondary recipient of the Hanno R. Ellenbogen Citizenship Award for his commitment and help to men with testical cancer through his foundation. Since May 2016, his spouse is Czech biathlete Gabriela Soukalová.

Career highlights[edit]

Tournament wins[edit]

Other[edit]

  • 2006 - Le Volant d'Or Toulouse Open International: Men's singles (runner up)
  • 2006 - Spanish International: Men's singles (quarter final)
  • 2006 - Austrian International: Men's singles (quarter final)
  • 2006 - Austrian International: Mixed doubles (quarter final)
  • 2005 - Hungarian International: Men's singles (semi final)
  • 2005 - Babolat Slovak International: Men's singles (semi final)
  • 2005 - Babolat Slovak International: Mixed doubles (semi final)
  • 2004 - Victor Lithuanian International: Men's singles (runner up)
  • 2003 - Slovenia International: Mixed doubles (quarter final)
  • 2003 - Slovak International: Mixed doubles (quarter final)
  • 2003 - Czech International: Mixed doubles (quarter final)
  • 2003 - Sofiisk Imoti JSC Bulgarian International: Mixed doubles (semi final)
  • 2002 - Slovak International: Mixed doubles (quarter final)

References[edit]

  1. ^ Michal Osoba (2012-07-03). "Odtajněno: českou vlajku v Londýně ponese badmintonista Koukal". Právo (in Czech). Retrieved 2012-07-03. 
  2. ^ "Badmintonista Koukal porazil rakovinu a bude vlajkonošem olympijské výpravy". Czech Olympic Committee (in Czech). 2012-07-03. Retrieved 2012-07-03. 

External links[edit]

Olympic Games
Preceded by
Štěpánka Hilgertová
Flagbearer for  Czech Republic
London 2012
Succeeded by
Lukáš Krpálek