Tomáš Dvořák

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Tomáš Dvořák
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Tomáš Dvořák
Medal record
Men's athletics
Competitor for  Czech Republic
Olympic Games
Bronze medal – third place 1996 Atlanta Decathlon
World Championships
Gold medal – first place 1997 Athens Decathlon
Gold medal – first place 1999 Seville Decathlon
Gold medal – first place 2001 Edmonton Decathlon
World Indoor Championships
Silver medal – second place 1995 Barcelona Heptathlon
European Indoor Championships
Gold medal – first place 2000 Ghent Heptathlon
Silver medal – second place 1996 Stockholm Heptathlon
Silver medal – second place 2002 Vienna Heptathlon

Tomáš Dvořák (Czech pronunciation: [ˈtomaːʃ ˈdvor̝aːk]) (born 11 May 1972 in Gottwaldov, Czechoslovakia) is an athlete from the Czech Republic. He competed in decathlon and heptathlon for the team Dukla Prague. He is a three-time decathlon world champion (1997, 1999, 2001) and a former world record holder (8,994 points scored in Prague, 1999), which is still the third best performance all-time. This world record was broken by Dvořák's compatriot Roman Šebrle in 2001. Dvořák is the only athlete to score over 8,900 points three times (and also more than once).

Dvořák announced retirement in July 2008, after he failed to qualify for the Beijing Olympics. He now works as an athletic coach.

List of results[edit]

  • 1990 CRCJ (Czech Republic Championship of Juniors), Czechoslovakia, heptathlon, 1st
  • 1990 WCJ, decathlon, 17th
  • 1991 ECJ, decathlon, 2nd
  • 1993 WC, Stuttgart (Germany), decathlon, 10th
  • 1994 EIC, Paris (France), heptathlon, 4th
  • 1994 EC, Helsinki (Finland), decathlon, 7th
  • 1995 WIC, Barcelona (Spain), heptathlon, 2nd
  • 1995 WC, Göteborg (Sweden), decathlon, 5th
  • 1996 EIC, Stockholm (Sweden), heptathlon, 2nd
  • 1996 OG, Atlanta (USA), decathlon, 3rd
  • 1997 WC Athens, decathlon, 1st
  • 1998 Goodwill Games, USA, decathlon, 3rd
  • 1998 EIC, Valencia (Spain), heptathlon, 4th
  • 1998 EC Budapest (Hungary), decathlon, 5th
  • 1999 WC Seville, decathlon, 1st
  • 1999 WIC, Maebashi, heptathlon, 4th
  • 2000 EIC, heptathlon, 1st
  • 2000 OG, Sydney (Australia), decathlon, 6th
  • 2001 WC, decathlon, 1st
  • 2001 Goodwill Games (Australia), decathlon, 1st
  • 2002 EIC, Vienna (Austria), heptathlon, 2nd
  • 2003 WIC, Birmingham (UK), heptathlon, 5th
  • 2003 CRIC, Bratislava (Slovakia), 60 m hurdles, 1st
  • 2003 CRIC, Bratislava (Slovakia), shot put, 3rd
  • 2003 WC, Paris (France), decathlon, 4th
  • 2004 CRIC, Praha, 60 m hurdles, 3rd, 7,94
  • 2004 OG, Athens (Greece), decathlon, DNF
  • 2005 WC, Helsinki (Finland), decathlon, 8th
  • 2006 EC, Gothenburg (Sweden), decathlon, 12th

Personal bests[edit]

  • 100 m 10.54 s
  • Long jump 807 cm
  • Shot put 16.88 m
  • High jump 209 cm
  • 400 m 47.56 s
  • 110 m hurdles 13.61 s
  • Discus throw 50.28 m
  • Pole vault 500 cm
  • Javelin throw 72.32 m
  • 1500 m 4:27.69 min

Total: 9296 pts.

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Records
Preceded by
United States Dan O'Brien
Men's decathlon world record holder
4 July 1999 – 27 May 2001
Succeeded by
Czech Republic Roman Šebrle
Awards
Preceded by
Martin Doktor
Dominik Hašek
Czech Athlete of the Year
1997
1999
Succeeded by
Dominik Hašek
Jan Železný
Preceded by
United Kingdom Jonathan Edwards
Men's European Athlete of the Year
1999
Succeeded by
Czech Republic Jan Železný