Zuzana Štefečeková

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Zuzana Rehák-Štefečeková
Stefecekova London ceremony cutout.JPG
Personal information
Nationality Slovak
Born (1984-01-15)15 January 1984
Nitra, Slovakia
Sport
Country  Slovakia
Sport Shooting
Event(s) Trap

Zuzana Rehák-Štefečeková (born January 15, 1984 in Nitra, Czechoslovakia)[1] is a female Slovak sports shooter. She won the silver medal in the Women's Trap event at the 2008 Summer Olympics and 2012 Summer Olympics.

Career[edit]

Her first big successes were bronze medals from 2002 World and European Junior Championships. As a junior, she also competed in double trap, her best result was the 6th place from the 2001 World Junior Championships. As a senior, she has all three medals from the World Championships: bronze from 2003, silver from 2011, where only Liu Yingzi defeated her and gold from 2010, with 72 hits in qualification and 19 in final, beating Liu Yingzi and Jessica Rossi. At the European Shooting Championships, she took a medal from every competition since 2013, her total score is two gold, three silver and two bronze medals. At the first European Games, with Erik Varga, they won a gold medal in the mixed trap event. She also won seven individual World Cup events, including two World Cup finals.

Olympic Games[edit]

She entered the 2008 Summer Olympics as a holder of the qualification (74 hits) and final (96) world records which she achieved in 2006 at the World Cup event in Qingyuan. She won the qualification round, but placed second in the final, where she missed two more targets than Satu Mäkelä-Nummela. Her world records lasted to the 2012 Summer Olympics, where they were overcomed by Jessica Rossi, who missed only one target in the whole competition. Štefečeková was the most successful in the silver medal shoot-off, beating Delphine Réau and Alessandra Perilli. She is the first sports shooter who managed to defend her medal in the women's trap competition at the Olympic Games. Despite she qualified for 2016 Summer Olympics, she did not compete due her maternity leave.[2]

Personal life[edit]

Štefečeková is a committed Christian, she studied missionary and charitable work in Bratislava.[3] In 2016, she gave birth to a son, Nahtan.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ The official website of the BEIJING 2008 Olympic Games. "Athlete - The official website of the BEIJING 2008 Olympic Games". Archived from the original on 13 August 2008. 
  2. ^ "Strelkyňa Štefečeková nepôjde do Ria, dôvodom tehotenstvo". Retrieved August 20, 2016. 
  3. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on August 25, 2008. Retrieved August 31, 2008. 
  4. ^ "Rehák Štefečeková priviedla na svet syna Nathana". Retrieved August 17, 2016. 

External links[edit]

Awards and achievements
Preceded by
Peter Hochschorner &
Pavol Hochschorner
Sportsperson of Slovakia
2012
Succeeded by
Peter Sagan