Radka Kovaříková

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Radka Kovaříková
Kovarikova radka.jpg
Kovaříková in 2006
Personal information
Country represented  Czech Republic
Born (1975-02-26) February 26, 1975 (age 41)
Former partner René Novotný
Former coach Irina Rodnina
Ivan Rezek (through 1992)[1]

Radka Kovaříková (born February 26, 1975) is a Czech pair skater. With partner René Novotný, she is the 1995 World champion. They were coached by Irina Rodnina.[2]

After winning their World title, Kovaříková and Novotný turned professional and twice won the World Professional Championships (in 1995 and 1997). They toured with Stars on Ice for one season (1996-97) and continued to skate in shows around the world for a number of years.

Kovaříková and Novotný were engaged in 1993 and married on June 1, 1996.[2] In 2011, Kovaříková confirmed that they were divorced.[3][4] She is married to the director of Cinderella on Ice, Jindřich Šimek, with whom she has a daughter, Klára.[3]

Competitive highlights[edit]

(with René Novotný)

Event 1989–90 1990–91 1991–92 1992–93 1993–94 1994–95
Winter Olympic Games 4th 6th
World Championships 8th 2nd 4th 5th 1st
European Championships 6th 4th 4th 4th 4th 2nd
Skate America 2nd 2nd 3rd
Skate Canada 2nd
Int. de Paris /
Trophée de France
3rd 2nd 2nd 4th
NHK Trophy 6th 2nd 2nd 2nd
Nations Cup 3rd 3rd
Nebelhorn Trophy 3rd
Czech Championships 1st


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