Czech Republic names 49 athletes for the European Championships

Jakub Vadlejch
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Jakub Vadlejch is part of a strong Czech triumvirate in the javelin for the Berlin 2018 European Athletics Championships

Czech Republic will be sending 49 athletes - 25 men and 24 women - to the Berlin 2018 European Athletics Championships from 7-12 August.

The Czechs picked up two medals in the men’s javelin at the IAAF World Championships in London last year and they will be sending a strong triumvirate who will be looking to challenge the Germans: Jakub Vadlejch, Petr Frydrych and Viteslav Vesely.

Vadlejch and Frydrych won silver and bronze behind Johannes Vetter in London last August and Vesely won the world title in Moscow in 2013.

Other medal contenders include Tomas Stanek in the shot put, Jakub Holusa in the 1500m, Anezka Drahotova in the 20km race walk and Pavel Maslak in the 400m while former two-time world 400m hurdles champion Zuzana Hejnova will be looking to pick up her first ever European medal in Berlin.

Czech Republic won four medals - all silver - at the 2016 European Championships in Amsterdam.

Full team here.

More information on the 2018 European Championships:    

- The Berlin 2018 European Athletics Championships will be part of the first multi-sport European Championships along with co-hosts Glasgow.              

- It will be a must-watch, must-attend experience that elevates the status of European Champions, uniting existing European Championships to celebrate the highest honour in European sport and celebrating the defining moments that create Champions.          

- It is the continent’s ultimate multi-sport event, an 11-day celebration of European sport staged every four years.     

 - Seven of Europe’s leading sports (athletics, aquatics, rowing, golf, cycling, gymnastics, triathlon) will be brought together for the first edition.         

- The European Athletics Championships in Berlin will be staged 7-12 August. The six other sports will be staged in Glasgow through 2-12 August.         

- 4500 athletes and 52 nations will compete across the seven sports.             

- Potential TV audience of over one billion with millions more across multiple digital platforms.        

- Over half a million spectators expected.