René Novotný

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René Novotný
Personal information
Country represented  Czech Republic
Born (1963-06-10) June 10, 1963 (age 52)
Former partner Radka Kovaříková
Lenka Knapová
Jana Havlová
Former coach Irina Rodnina
Ivan Rezek (through 1992)[1]

René Novotný (born June 10, 1963) is a Czech pair skater. With former partner Radka Kovaříková, he 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.


With Kovaříková[edit]

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

With Knapová[edit]

Event 1985 1986 1987 1988
Winter Olympic Games WD
World Championships 10th 10th 11th
European Championships 7th 6th 4th 6th
WD = Withdrew

With Havlová[edit]

Event 1983
World Championships 15th
European Championships 9th


  1. ^ "Radka Kovarikova & Rene Novotny". Pairs on Ice. Archived from the original on November 1, 2005. 
  2. ^ "Kovarikova and Novotny official website: About us". Archived from the original on 2008-05-28.