Simona Baumrtová (2015)
24 August 1991 |
|Height||1.76 m (5 ft 9 in)|
|Weight||68 kg (150 lb)|
|Club||TJ Slavia Chomutov|
Simona Baumrtová (Czech pronunciation: [ˈsɪmona ˈbau̯mr̩tovaː], born 24 August 1991) is a Czech swimmer most successfully competing in backstroke events. Baumrtová is the first Czech female to swim 100 metre backstroke in long course swimming pool under one minute.
Simona Baumrtová was born and raised in Chomutov where she was couched by her father Tomáš Baumrt. While competing in various events including individual medley Baumrtová reached the most success in backstroke events both in long and short course.
At 2010 European Short Course Championships in Eindhoven, Baumrtová won a bronze medal in 50-metre backstroke. A year later in Szczecin, she won again a bronze medal in the same event clocking 26.94, a national record. In May 2012 at long-course European championships in Debrecen, Baumrtová was third in 100-metre backstroke in another national record of 1:00.57.
At 2012 Summer Olympics in London, Simona Baumrtová competed in 100-metre and 200-metre backstroke. In both events, she set new national records in heats — 59.99 and 2:10.03 — advanced to semi-finals but did not manage to reach the finals and finished 10th and 14th respectively.
Later that year, she pushed down short-course national records in 50 m and 100 m backstroke to 26.83 and 57.73 respectively. At 2012 European Short Course Championships in Chartres, Baumrtová won three bronze medals in all three individual backstroke events and added silver medal in 4x50 medley relay. At 200-metre backstroke distance she cut off another 1.5 second from her national record.
Three weeks later at 2012 World Short Course Championships in Istanbul, Baumrtová won her first medal at the world stage by finishing third in 100 m backstroke and further pushing down her personal best to 57.18. She also finished 5th in 50-metre and 7th in 200-metre backstroke.
Simona Baumrtová also holds a national short-course record in 100-metre individual medley.
- Long course
- 50 m backstroke 28.57 (25 May 2012, Debrecen, Hungary)
- 100 m backstroke 59.99 NR (29 July 2012, London, United Kingdom)
- 200 m backstroke 2:10.03 NR (2 August 2012, London, United Kingdom)
- Short course
- 50 m backstroke 26.61 NR (16 December 2012, Istanbul, Turkey)
- 100 m backstroke 57.18 NR (13 December 2012, Istanbul, Turkey)
- 200 m backstroke 2:03.43 NR (25 November 2012, Chartres, France)
- 100 m individual medley 1:01.32 NR (15 December 2011, Chomutov, Czech Republic)