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Nikola Zdráhalová

Czech Republic

SportSpeed Skating
NOCCzech Republic
Born01 Apr 1996 in  Dvur Králové nad Labem
GenderWomen
ResidenceDvur Králové nad Labem, CZE
OccupationAthlete
LanguagesCzech
Personal Bests
EventRecordDateLocation 
Personal Bests
  Event RecordDateLocation 
    500m 39.10 08 Dec 2017 Salt Lake City, UT  
    1000m 1:15.96 02 Dec 2017 Calgary  
    1500m 1:54.96 03 Dec 2017 Calgary  
    3000m 4:03.87 01 Dec 2017 Calgary  
    5000m 7:11.76 19 Nov 2017 Stavanger  
Social Media
Social Media
www.facebook.com/nikola.zdrahalova.988  
Sport Specific Information
Sport Specific Information
Reason for choosing this sportCoach Petr Novak noticed how fast she could skate while she was playing ice hockey and encouraged her to try speed skating.  
Name of coachPetr Novak [national], CZE  
When and where did you begin this sport?She took up the sport in 2011 at a training camp in Italy.  
Club / TeamNowiS Team - KRS Svratka [CZE] / Olymp Praha [CZE]:  
General Interest
General Interest
Memorable sporting achievementFinishing fourth in the 1500m at the 2015 World Junior Championships in Warsaw, Poland, and finishing seventh in team pursuit at the 2016 World Single Distances Championships in Kolomna, Russian Federation. (Athlete, 26 Jan 2017)  
Most influential person in careerHer family, her coach and her teammates. (Athlete, 26 Jan 2017)  
Hero / IdolCzech speed skater Martina Sablikova. (Athlete, 26 Jan 2017)  
NicknamesNiky (idnes.cz, 08 Mar 2016)  
InjuriesShe was affected by mononucleosis in 2016. (idnes.cz, 13 Oct 2017)  
HobbiesDrawing, spending time with family. (NOC Media Guide, 2018)  
Other sportsShe has represented the Czech Republic in cycling road. She competed in both the individual time trial and the road race at the 2014 World Championships in Ponferrada, Spain. She also played ice hockey at an elite junior level before taking up speed skating. (SportsDeskOnline, 16 Dec 2015; roadcycling.cz, 28 Sep 2014; denik.cz, 16 Jan 2012)  
Sporting philosophy / motto"If you find it hard it may be that it's not working, but never give up." (Athlete, 26 Jan 2017)  
Championships results
Year Competition Event Rank  
Championships results
    2017/2018 European Single Distances Championships Team Pursuit 6 Laps5  
    2015/2016 World Single Distances Championships Team Pursuit 6 Laps7  
    2017/2018 European Single Distances Championships 1500m7  
    2018 Olympic Games Mass Start 16 Laps8  
    2017/2018 World Allround Championships Allround8  
    2016/2017 European Allround Championships Allround9  
    2017/2018 European Single Distances Championships Mass Start 16 Laps10  
    2017/2018 European Single Distances Championships 3000m10  
    2014/2015 World Single Distances Championships Mass Start 16 Laps11  
    2018 Olympic Games 1500m11  
    2017/2018 European Single Distances Championships 500m12  
    2015/2016 European Championships Allround13  
    2016/2017 World Single Distances Championships 1500m15  
    2018 Olympic Games 3000m15  
    2016/2017 World Single Distances Championships Mass Start 16 Laps15  
    2014/2015 European Championships Allround16  
    2016/2017 World Allround Championships Allround17  
    2016/2017 World Single Distances Championships 3000m18  
    2015/2016 World Single Distances Championships Mass Start 16 Laps18  
    2018 Olympic Games 1000m19  
    2015/2016 World Single Distances Championships 1000m23  
    2016/2017 World Single Distances Championships 1000m24  
    2013/2014 European Championships Allround25  
World Cups
Year Competition Event Rank  
World Cups
    2017/2018 World Cup 1500m12  
    2014/2015 World Cup Mass Start 16 Laps13  
    2016/2017 World Cup Mass Start 16 Laps15  
    2017/2018 World Cup Mass Start 16 Laps20  
    2015/2016 World Cup Mass Start 16 Laps22  
    2016/2017 World Cup 3000/5000m27  
    2017/2018 World Cup 3000/5000m29  
    2016/2017 World Cup 1500m29  
    2015/2016 World Cup 3000/5000m42  
    2017/2018 World Cup 1000m49  
    2016/2017 World Cup 1000m54