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Martina Sáblíková

Czech Republic

SportSpeed Skating
FederationIDSSCZE22705198701
NOCCzech Republic
Born27 May 1987 in  Nové Mesto na Morave
GenderWomen
ResidenceŽdár nad Sázavou, CZE
OccupationAthlete
LanguagesCzech, English, German
Personal Bests
EventRecordDateLocation 
Personal Bests
  Event RecordDateLocation 
    500m 39.23 07 Mar 2015 Calgary  
    1000m 1:15.86 14 Nov 2015 Calgary  
    1500m 1:53.44 21 Nov 2015 Salt Lake City, UT  
    3000m 3:55.10 07 Mar 2015 Calgary  
    5000m 6:42.66 18 Feb 2011 Salt Lake City, UT  
Main Achievements
 
Main Achievements
Olympic Games
Event  
Olympic Games
    1500m     1  
    3000m 1 1    
    5000m 2      
World Allround Championships
Event  
World Allround Championships
    Allround 4 2 1  
World Junior Championships
Event  
World Junior Championships
    Allround   1    
World Single Distances Championships
Event  
World Single Distances Championships
    3000m 4 4    
    5000m 9      
European Allround Championships
Event  
European Allround Championships
    Allround 6 2 3  
Social Media
Social Media
www.martina-sablikova.com/  
www.facebook.com/Martina.Sablikova.OFFICIAL  
twitter.com/msablikova  
Sport Specific Information
Sport Specific Information
Name of coachPetr Novak [national, personal], CZE  
Reason for choosing this sportShe enjoyed the sport, as well as being around other people who were involved in skating.  
When and where did you begin this sport?She began skating at age 11.  
Club / TeamNOWIS: Czech Republic  
Training RegimeShe trains for about four-and-a-half hours a day.  
General Interest
General Interest
Sporting philosophy / motto"In every competition you have to finish, because one time you could be an inspiration." (Athlete, 26 Jan 2017)  
Memorable sporting achievementWinning gold medals at the 2010 and 2014 Olympic Winter Games. (Athlete, 26 Jan 2017)  
AmbitionsTo win gold in the 5000m at the 2018 Olympic Winter Games in Pyeongchang. (idnes.cz, 02 Sep 2017)  
Other informationHISTORY MAKER
She became the Czech Republic's most successful Olympian when she won her third winter Olympic gold medal at the 2014 Games in Sochi. She claimed gold in the 5000m in Sochi, and in both the 3000m and 5000m four years earlier in Vancouver. (ONS, 19 Feb 2014; Sochi Entries, 2014)
 
Most influential person in careerHer family, her coach and her teammates. (Athlete, 26 Jan 2017)  
Hero / IdolNorwegian biathlete Ole Einar Bjorndalen, US speed skater Eric Heiden. (Athlete, 26 Jan 2017)  
InjuriesShe was affected by a back injury while competing at the 2017 World Cup event in Stavanger, Norway. (olympics.nbcsports.com, 20 Nov 2017)

She struggled with knee pain during the 2016/17 season. She limited her training during the off-season in 2017 in order to recover from the problem. (sport.idnes.cz, 11 Oct 2017; aktualne.cz, 10 Oct 2017)

She began experiencing back pain in December 2012. (ceskatelevize.cz, 09 Apr 2013)

In 2007 she tore a ligament in her shoulder after a fall in training. (idnes.cz, 02 Nov 2007)
 
Other sportsShe has represented the Czech Republic in cycling road. She was ranked 12th in the individual time trial at the 2015 World Championships in Richmond, VA, United States of America. (SportsDeskOnline, 26 Jan 2017)  
Famous relativesHer younger brother Milan has competed in speed skating. He finished 23rd in the big combination at the 2012 European Championships in Budapest, Hungary. (SportsDeskOnline, 04 Oct 2013; sportnavigator.nl, 30 Jun 2005)  
Awards and honoursIn October 2017 she was presented with the Medal of Merit by the president of the Czech Republic. (irozhlas.cz, 29 Oct 2017)

She was named Best Czech Athlete of the Year in 2007, 2009 and 2010. (martina-sablikova.com, 31 Mar 2016)

She was named Czech Army Athlete of the Year in 2007, 2009 and 2010. (sport-invest.cz, 04 Mar 2016)

She was named Top Czech Sports Talent in 2006 and was voted Sportsperson of the Year in 2007 at the annual Czech Sports Journalists Awards ceremony. (martinasablikova.cz, 01 Dec 2008; aipsmedia.com 28 Jan 2008)

She was flag bearer for the Czech Republic at the opening ceremony of the 2006 Olympic Winter Games in Turin. (Facebook page, 14 Dec 2015)
 
Championships results
Year Competition Event Rank  
Championships results
    2015/2016 World Allround Championships Allround1  
    2015/2016 European Championships Allround1  
    2006/2007 European Championships Allround1  
    2006/2007 World Allround Championships 5000m1  
    2016/2017 World Allround Championships 5000m1  
    2007/2008 World Allround Championships 5000m1  
    2014/2015 World Allround Championships 5000m1  
    2009/2010 World Allround Championships Allround1  
    2015/2016 World Allround Championships 5000m1  
    2008/2009 World Allround Championships 5000m1  
    2009/2010 World Allround Championships 5000m1  
    2011/2012 World Allround Championships 5000m1  
    2014/2015 World Single Distances Championships 5000m1  
    2011/2012 European Championships Allround1  
    2015/2016 World Single Distances Championships 5000m1  
    2016/2017 World Single Distances Championships 5000m1  
    2012/2013 World Single Distances Championships 5000m1  
    2008/2009 World Single Distances Championships 5000m1  
    2011/2012 World Single Distances Championships 5000m1  
    2014 Olympic Games 5000m1  
    2006/2007 World Single Distances Championships 5000m1  
    2010/2011 World Single Distances Championships 5000m1  
    2010/2011 European Championships Allround1  
    2007/2008 World Single Distances Championships 5000m1  
    2014/2015 World Allround Championships Allround1  
    2010 Olympic Games 5000m1  
    2008/2009 World Allround Championships Allround1  
    2010/2011 World Allround Championships 3000m1  
    2014/2015 World Allround Championships 3000m1  
    2008/2009 World Allround Championships 3000m1  
    2009/2010 European Championships Allround1  
    2015/2016 World Single Distances Championships 3000m1  
    2014/2015 World Single Distances Championships 3000m1  
    2009/2010 World Allround Championships 3000m1  
    2016/2017 World Allround Championships 3000m1  
    2010 Olympic Games 3000m1  
    2015/2016 World Allround Championships 3000m1  
    2011/2012 World Allround Championships 3000m1  
    2006/2007 World Single Distances Championships 3000m1  
    2011/2012 World Single Distances Championships 3000m1  
    2014/2015 European Championships Allround2  
    2005/2006 World Allround Championships 5000m2  
    2016/2017 World Allround Championships Allround2  
    2016/2017 European Allround Championships Allround2  
    2016/2017 World Single Distances Championships 3000m2  
    2011/2012 World Allround Championships Allround2  
    2007/2008 World Allround Championships 3000m2  
    2010/2011 World Single Distances Championships 3000m2  
    2012/2013 World Single Distances Championships 3000m2  
    2015/2016 World Allround Championships 1500m2  
    2014 Olympic Games 3000m2  
    2008/2009 World Single Distances Championships 3000m2  
    2010/2011 World Allround Championships Allround3  
    2007/2008 European Championships Allround3  
    2013/2014 European Championships Allround3  
    2008/2009 European Championships Allround3  
    2009/2010 World Allround Championships 1500m3  
    2016/2017 World Allround Championships 1500m3  
    2010 Olympic Games 1500m3  
    2012/2013 European Championships Allround4  
    2005/2006 European Championships Allround4  
    2006 Olympic Games 5000m4  
    2014/2015 World Single Distances Championships 1500m4  
    2007/2008 World Single Distances Championships 3000m4  
    2007/2008 World Allround Championships Allround5  
    2006/2007 World Allround Championships Allround5  
    2015/2016 World Single Distances Championships 1500m5  
    2016/2017 World Single Distances Championships 1500m6  
    2015/2016 World Single Distances Championships Team Pursuit 6 Laps7  
    2008/2009 World Single Distances Championships Team Pursuit 6 Laps7  
    2004/2005 World Single Distances Championships 5000m7  
    2006 Olympic Games 3000m7  
    2005/2006 World Allround Championships Allround9  
    2003/2004 World Single Distances Championships 5000m12  
    2014/2015 World Single Distances Championships Mass Start 16 Laps16  
    2004/2005 World Single Distances Championships 3000m16  
    2003/2004 World Single Distances Championships 3000m16  
    2003/2004 European Championships Allround20  
World Cups
Year Competition Event Rank  
World Cups
    2011/2012 World Cup 3000/5000m1  
    2006/2007 World Cup 3000/5000m1  
    2013/2014 World Cup 3000/5000m1  
    2009/2010 World Cup 3000/5000m1  
    2015/2016 World Cup 3000/5000m1  
    2007/2008 World Cup 3000/5000m1  
    2016/2017 World Cup 3000/5000m1  
    2012/2013 World Cup 3000/5000m1  
    2014/2015 World Cup 3000/5000m1  
    2008/2009 World Cup 3000/5000m1  
    2010/2011 World Cup 3000/5000m1  
    2014/2015 World Cup Erfurt Mass Start 16 Laps1  
    2014/2015 World Cup Seoul Mass Start 16 Laps1  
    2008/2009 World Cup Erfurt Team Pursuit 6 Laps1  
    2007/2008 World Cup Hamar 5000m1  
    2007/2008 World Cup Kolomna 5000m1  
    2006/2007 World Cup Erfurt 5000m1  
    2013/2014 World Cup Astana 5000m1  
    2011/2012 World Cup Heerenveen 5000m1  
    2011/2012 World Cup Heerenveen 5000m1  
    2016/2017 World Cup Stavanger 3000m1  
    2009/2010 World Cup Hamar 5000m1  
    2016/2017 World Cup Heerenveen 5000m1  
    2012/2013 World Cup Erfurt 5000m1  
    2008/2009 World Cup Heerenveen 5000m1  
    2015/2016 World Cup Salt Lake City, UT 5000m1  
    2010/2011 World Cup Salt Lake City, UT 5000m1  
    2012/2013 World Cup Astana 5000m1  
    2015/2016 World Cup Calgary, AB 3000m1  
    2016/2017 World Cup Nagano 3000m1  
    2014/2015 World Cup Erfurt 3000m1  
    2015/2016 World Cup Inzell 3000m1  
    2013/2014 World Cup Berlin 3000m1  
    2007/2008 World Cup Calgary 3000m1  
    2015/2016 World Cup Stavanger 3000m1  
    2014/2015 World Cup Hamar 3000m1  
    2015/2016 World Cup Heerenveen 3000m1  
    2016/2017 World Cup Astana 3000m1  
    2014/2015 World Cup Heerenveen 3000m1  
    2016/2017 World Cup Harbin 3000m1  
    2013/2014 World Cup Salt Lake City, UT 3000m1  
    2009/2010 World Cup Heerenveen 3000m1  
    2010/2011 World Cup Heerenveen 3000m1  
    2010/2011 World Cup Moscow 3000m1  
    2015/2016 World Cup Stavanger 1500m1  
    2008/2009 World Cup Salt Lake City, UT 3000m1  
    2007/2008 World Cup Heerenveen 3000m1  
    2011/2012 World Cup Hamar 3000m1  
    2008/2009 World Cup Erfurt 3000m1  
    2011/2012 World Cup Astana 3000m1  
    2006/2007 World Cup Turin 3000m1  
    2011/2012 World Cup Berlin 3000m1  
    2009/2010 World Cup Salt Lake City, UT 3000m1  
    2008/2009 World Cup Berlin 3000m1  
    2007/2008 World Cup Baselga di Piné 3000m1  
    2011/2012 World Cup Chelyabinsk 3000m1  
    2007/2008 World Cup Salt Lake City, UT 3000m1  
    2006/2007 World Cup Calgary 3000m1  
    2009/2010 World Cup Berlin 3000m1  
    2011/2012 World Cup Overall2  
    2014/2015 World Cup Overall2  
    2016/2017 World Cup Berlin Qualification Combination Allround2  
    2010/2011 World Cup Berlin 3000m2  
    2010/2011 World Cup Hamar 5000m2  
    2009/2010 World Cup Berlin 1500m2  
    2008/2009 World Cup Moscow 5000m2  
    2014/2015 World Cup Seoul 5000m2  
    2014/2015 World Cup Obihiro 3000m2  
    2007/2008 World Cup Baselga di Piné 1500m2  
    2016/2017 World Cup Berlin 3000m2  
    2007/2008 World Cup Heerenveen 3000m2  
    2013/2014 World Cup Inzell 3000m2  
    2012/2013 World Cup Heerenveen 3000m2  
    2012/2013 World Cup Kolomna 3000m2  
    2013/2014 World Cup Calgary, AB 3000m2  
    2009/2010 World Cup Heerenveen 1500m2  
    2009/2010 World Cup Heerenveen 3000m2  
    2009/2010 World Cup Calgary 3000m2  
    2008/2009 World Cup Heerenveen 3000m2  
    2014/2015 World Cup Mass Start 16 Laps3  
    2015/2016 World Cup Overall3  
    2016/2017 World Cup Overall3  
    2009/2010 World Cup 1500m3  
    2006/2007 World Cup Moscow 5000m3  
    2016/2017 World Cup Stavanger 1500m3  
    2017/2018 World Cup Stavanger 5000m3  
    2010/2011 World Cup Moscow 1500m3  
    2014/2015 World Cup Erfurt 1500m3  
    2013/2014 World Cup Calgary, AB 1500m3  
    2016/2017 World Cup Berlin 1500m3  
    2011/2012 World Cup Berlin 1500m3  
    2012/2013 World Cup Inzell 3000m3  
    2014/2015 World Cup Berlin 3000m3  
    2015/2016 World Cup Calgary, AB 1500m3  
    2015/2016 World Cup Salt Lake City, UT 1500m3  
    2009/2010 World Cup Hamar 1500m3  
    2006/2007 World Cup Heerenveen 3000m3  
    2011/2012 World Cup 1500m4  
    2015/2016 World Cup 1500m4  
    2014/2015 World Cup 1500m5  
    2016/2017 World Cup 1500m5  
    2010/2011 World Cup 1500m5  
    2012/2013 World Cup Overall6  
    2013/2014 World Cup Overall6  
    2006/2007 World Cup 1500m7  
    2005/2006 World Cup 3000/5000m8  
    2007/2008 World Cup 1500m9  
    2012/2013 World Cup 1500m10  
    2015/2016 World Cup Mass Start 16 Laps13  
    2013/2014 World Cup 1500m16  
    2008/2009 World Cup 1500m16  
    2004/2005 World Cup 3000/5000m18  
    2005/2006 World Cup 1500m22  
    2015/2016 World Cup 1000m24  
    2003/2004 World Cup 3000/5000m26  
    2016/2017 World Cup 1000m33  
    2010/2011 World Cup 1000m39  
    2004/2005 World Cup 1500m45  
    2014/2015 World Cup 1000m46