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Czech Republic to send 22 athletes to Bydgoszcz

Leading the hopes of the Czech team for the 12th IAAF World Junior Championships, Bydgoszcz, Poland, 8-13 July 2008 are two young women.

Hammer thrower Katerina Šafránková surprised last year with silver medal at the European Junior Champs. This season she had improved not only her personal best, but also the senior national record up to 68.26m. Heptathlete Nikol Ogrodníková won the continental junior bronze medal in Hengelo among older competitors, because she was still in Youth category last year. In Bydgoszcz is to compete in her strongest discipline the Javelin Throw, too.

The biggest men’s hopes are 400m-runner Petr Vanek, who set new Czech junior record 46.88 at the national championships, and Martin Hrstka, the half-miler.

Michal Procházka for the IAAF


Czech WJC team selection:

MEN
100 m - Martin Rícar - 10.52 (21st June, Prague)
100 m - Pavel Maslák - 10.58 (31st May, Trinec)
200 m - Lukáš Štastný - 21.26 (7th June, Prague)
200 m - Václav Zich - 21.36 (7th June, Prague)
400 m - Petr Vanek - 46.88 (22nd June, Prague)
800 m - Martin Hrstka - 1:48.29 (7th June, Prague)
110 m H - Tomáš Kavka - 14.00 (13th May, Prague)
110 m H - Martin Mazác - 13.88 (21st June, Prague)
4 x 100 m – Martin Rícar, Pavel Maslák, Lukáš Štastný, Václav Zich (41.10)
4 x 400 m - Petr Vanek (46.88), Pavel Maslák (47.60) a Martin Hrstka (48.1), Tomáš Krupka (48.34), Petr Langmaier (48.42)
SP - Petr Novotný - 19.10 (14th June, Olomouc)
JT - Jakub Vadlejch - 71.11 m (7th June, Prague)

WOMEN
100 m H - Katerina Rajmová 13.96 (21st June, Prague)
3000 m SC - Martina Barinová - 10:17.86 (7th June, Prague)
3000 m SC - Lucie Sekanová - 10:19.62 (14th June, Kladno)
HJ- Magdalena Nová – 1.82 m (22nd June, Prague)
DT - Katerina Klausová - 49.04 m (7th June, Prague)
HT - Katerina Šafránková  - 68.26 m (7th May, Pardubice)
HT - Tereza Králová - 59.43 m (24th May, Hradec Králové)
JT - Barbora Svozilová - 50.23 (10th May, Olomouc)
JT- Nikol Ogrodníková - 52.23 (24th May, Vienna)
Heptathlon - Nikol Ogrodníková - 5403 p (24th – 25th May, Vienna)
Heptathlon - Lucie Ondraschková – 5251 p (31st May – 1st June, Maribor)