Štěpán Kodeda

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Štěpán Kodeda
Stepan Kodeda JWOCLong.JPG
Stepan Kodeda at JWOC 2007
Personal information
Born (1988-02-05)5 February 1988[1]
Plzeň, Czech Republic
Died 30 March 2015(2015-03-30) (aged 27)
Prague, Czech Republic

Štěpán Kodeda (5 February 1988 – 30 March 2015) was a Czech orienteering competitor, and twice junior world champion.


Štěpán was a runner of the Swedish club IFK Mora in Dalarna from 2005 until 2010, when he changed to the Finnish club MS Parma.[1][2] He achieved many good team results as the 7th place in Tiomila's Relay 2008, where he ran the first for Dalarna's team exchanging 6th among 347 runners.[3] Starting in 2006 he also ran for Sportcentrum Jičín in the Czech Republic and since 2009 for Club Esportiu Farra-O in Spain.[citation needed]

In 2007, he became Junior World Champion in relay in Dubbo, Australia together with Jan Benes and Adam Chromy.[1][4] In 2008, he won a gold medal in sprint distance at the Junior World Championships in Göteborg, Sweden.[5]

His best results at the World Orienteering Championships were an 18th place in the 2011 sprint final in Savoie, France, and an 18th place in the 2013 long distance in Vuokatti, Finland.[1]


Kodeda died on 30 March 2015 in Prague, after having been seriously injured in a traffic accident.[6][7]

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  1. ^ a b c d "Profile: Stepan Kodeda" – World of O Runners (Retrieved on July 1, 2008)
  2. ^ Wåger, Jörgen (28 April 2011). "IFK Mora tappar juniorvärldsmästare". Dalarnas Tidningar (in Swedish). Retrieved 4 May 2015. 
  3. ^ "10MILA 2008 – 10MILA Online. Herrar/Men" (in Swedish). Föreningen Tiomilakavlen. Retrieved 4 May 2015. 
  4. ^ "Junior World Orienteering Championships 2007". International Orienteering Federation. Retrieved 3 May 2015. 
  5. ^ "Junior World Orienteering Championships 2008". International Orienteering Federation. Retrieved 3 May 2015. 
  6. ^ Klimpl, Petr (1 April 2015). "Zemřel Štěpán Kodeda" (in Czech). www.orientacnisporty.cz. Retrieved 3 April 2015. 
  7. ^ "Huippusuunnistaja Stepan Kodeda menehtynyt" (in Finnish). kestavyysurheilu.fi. 1 April 2015. Retrieved 3 April 2015. 

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