Robert Změlík

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Robert Změlík
Medal record
Men's athletics
Representing  Czechoslovakia
Olympic Games
Gold medal – first place 1992 Barcelona Decathlon
European Indoor Championships
Silver medal – second place 1992 Genoa Heptathlon
Representing  Czech Republic
World Indoor Championships
Gold medal – first place 1997 Paris Heptathlon

Robert Změlík (Czech pronunciation: [ˈrobɛrt ˈzmɲɛliːk]) (born April 18, 1969 in Prostějov) is a Czech track and field athlete who won a gold medal in Olympic decathlon in 1992.

His personal best in decathlon was 8627 points (1992), in Heptathlon 6228 points (1997), both former national records. Změlík's Olympic success was influential for two other great Czech decathletes and world record holders, Tomáš Dvořák and Roman Šebrle.

He was a frequent competitor at the Hypo-Meeting in Götzis, Austria, participating in 1989, 1991, 1992, 1993 and 1995. He made the podium for the first time in the 1991 Hypo-Meeting, taking second place with a score of 8346 points, then had his first win at the 1992 Hypo-Meeting, where his set a career best score.

International competitions[edit]

Year Competition Venue Position Event Notes
Representing  Czechoslovakia
1988 World Junior Championships Sudbury, Canada 2nd Decathlon 7659 pts
1989 European Indoor Championships The Hague, Netherlands 13th Long jump 7.48 m
1990 European Indoor Championships Glasgow, United Kingdom 9th Long jump 7.76 m
European Championships Split, Yugoslavia 4th Decathlon 8249 pts
1991 World Indoor Championships Seville, Spain 60 m hurdles DNF
6th Long jump 7.83 m
World Championships Tokyo, Japan 4th Decathlon 8379 pts
1992 European Indoor Championships Genoa, Italy 21st (h) 60 m hurdles 7.95 s
2nd Heptathlon 6118 pts
Olympic Games Barcelona, Spain 1st Decathlon 8611 pts
Representing the  Czech Republic
1993 World Indoor Championships Toronto, Canada Heptathlon DNF
World Championships Stuttgart, Germany Decathlon DNF
1995 World Championships Gothenburg, Sweden 14th Decathlon 7963 pts
1996 Olympic Games Atlanta, United States 7th Decathlon 8422 pts
1997 World Indoor Championships Paris, France 1st Heptathlon 6228 pts
World Championships Athens, Greece Decathlon DNF