Czech Republic at the 2020 Summer Olympics

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Czech Republic at the
2020 Summer Olympics
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NOCCzech Olympic Committee (in Czech and English)
in Tokyo, Japan
Competitors41 in 11 sports
Summer Olympics appearances (overview)
Other related appearances
 Bohemia (1900–1912)
 Czechoslovakia (1920–1992)

Czech Republic is expected to compete at the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo. Originally scheduled to take place from 24 July to 9 August 2020, the Games have been postponed to 23 July to 8 August 2021, because of the COVID-19 pandemic.[1] It will be the nation's seventh consecutive appearance at the Summer Olympics after splitting from the former Czechoslovakia.


Czech athletes further achieved the entry standards, either by qualifying time or by world ranking, in the following track and field events (up to a maximum of 3 athletes in each event):[2][3]

  • Note–Ranks given for track events are within the athlete's heat only
  • Q = Qualified for the next round
  • q = Qualified for the next round as a fastest loser or, in field events, by position without achieving the qualifying target
  • NR = National record
  • N/A = Round not applicable for the event
  • Bye = Athlete not required to compete in round
Track and road events
Athlete Event Heat Semifinal Final
Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank
Zuzana Hejnová Women's 400 m hurdles
Field events
Athlete Event Qualification Final
Distance Position Distance Position
Tomáš Staněk Men's shot put
Jakub Vadlejch Men's javelin throw
Nikola Ogrodníková Women's javelin throw



Czech canoeists qualified boats in all four classes for the Games through the 2019 ICF Canoe Slalom World Championships in La Seu d'Urgell, Spain.[4]

Athlete Event Preliminary Semifinal Final
Run 1 Rank Run 2 Rank Best Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Men's C-1
Men's K-1
Women's C-1
Women's K-1


Czech canoeists qualified four boats in each of the following distances for the Games through the 2019 ICF Canoe Sprint World Championships in Szeged, Hungary.[5]

Athlete Event Heats Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
  Men's C-1 1000 m
  Men's K-1 1000 m
Men's C-2 1000 m
Men's K-2 1000 m

Qualification Legend: FA = Qualify to final (medal); FB = Qualify to final B (non-medal)



Czech Republic entered a squad of four riders (three men and one woman) to compete in their respective Olympic road races, by virtue of their top 50 national finish (for men) and her top 100 individual finish (for women) in the UCI World Ranking.[6]

Athlete Event Time Rank
  Men's road race
Men's time trial
  Men's road race
  Women's road race


Following the completion of the 2020 UCI Track Cycling World Championships, Czech Republic entered one rider to compete in the men's sprint and keirin based on his final individual UCI Olympic rankings.

Athlete Event Qualification Round 1 Repechage 1 Round 2 Repechage 2 Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
Speed (km/h)
Rank Opposition
Speed (km/h)
Speed (km/h)
Speed (km/h)
Speed (km/h)
Speed (km/h)
Speed (km/h)
Speed (km/h)
  Men's sprint  
Athlete Event 1st Round Repechage 2nd Round 3rd Round Final
Rank Rank Rank Rank Rank
  Men's keirin


Czech Republic entered two eventing riders into the Olympic equestrian competition by securing the first and fifth of six available slots, respectively, outside the group and continental selection, in the individual FEI Olympic rankings.[7] Meanwhile, a squad of three jumping riders was added to the Czech roster by accepting a forfeited spot from Ukraine, as the next highest-ranked team, not yet qualified, at the International Equestrian Federation (FEI)-designated Olympic qualifier for the second batch of Group C (Central and Eastern Europe) in Budapest.[8]


Athlete Horse Event Dressage Cross-country Jumping Total
Qualifier Final
Penalties Rank Penalties Total Rank Penalties Total Rank Penalties Total Rank Penalties Rank


Athlete Horse Event Qualification Final Total
Penalties Rank Penalties Rank Penalties Rank
See above Team



Czech Republic entered one artistic gymnast into the Olympic competition. Aneta Holasová booked a spot in the women's individual all-around and apparatus events, by finishing eleventh out of the twenty gymnasts eligible for qualification at the 2019 World Championships in Stuttgart, Germany.[9]

Athlete Event Qualification Final
Apparatus Total Rank Apparatus Total Rank
Aneta Holasová All-around

Modern pentathlon

Czech athletes qualified for the following spots in the modern pentathlon at the Games. Martin Vlach secured his selection in the men's event with a bronze-medal finish and third among those eligible for Olympic qualification at the 2019 European Championships in Bath, England.[10]

Athlete Event Fencing
(épée one touch)
(200 m freestyle)
(show jumping)
Combined: shooting/running
(10 m air pistol)/(3200 m)
Total points Final rank
RR BR Rank MP points Time Rank MP points Penalties Rank MP points Time Rank MP Points
Martin Vlach Men's


Czech Republic qualified two boats for each of the following rowing classes into the Olympic regatta. Rowing crews in the men's single sculls and women's double sculls confirmed Olympic places for their boats at the 2019 FISA World Championships in Ottensheim, Austria.[11][12]

Athlete Event Heats Repechage Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
  Men's single sculls
Women's double sculls N/A

Qualification Legend: FA=Final A (medal); FB=Final B (non-medal); FC=Final C (non-medal); FD=Final D (non-medal); FE=Final E (non-medal); FF=Final F (non-medal); SA/B=Semifinals A/B; SC/D=Semifinals C/D; SE/F=Semifinals E/F; QF=Quarterfinals; R=Repechage


Czech sailors qualified one boat in each of the following classes through the class-associated World Championships and the continental regattas.[13]

Athlete Event Race Net points Final rank
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 M*
Men's RS:X

M = Medal race; EL = Eliminated – did not advance into the medal race


Czech shooters achieved quota places for the following events by virtue of their best finishes at the 2018 ISSF World Championships, the 2019 ISSF World Cup series, European Championships or Games, and European Qualifying Tournament, as long as they obtained a minimum qualifying score (MQS) by 31 May 2020.[14]

Athlete Event Qualification Final
Points Rank Points Rank
  50 m rifle 3 positions
Athlete Event Qualification Final
Points Rank Points Rank
  10 m air rifle

Sport climbing

Czech Republic entered one sport climber into the Olympic tournament. Multiple bouldering and lead world champion Adam Ondra qualified directly for the men's combined event, by advancing to the final and securing the first of the six provisional berths at the IFSC World Olympic Qualifying Event in Toulouse, France.[15][16]

Athlete Event Qualification Total Final Total
Speed Lead Bouldering Speed Lead Bouldering
Time Rank Points Rank Points Rank Points Rank Time Rank Points Rank Points Rank Points Rank
Adam Ondra Men's


Czech swimmers further achieved qualifying standards in the following events (up to a maximum of 2 swimmers in each event at the Olympic Qualifying Time (OQT), and potentially 1 at the Olympic Selection Time (OST)):[17][18]

Athlete Event Heat Semifinal Final
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Jan Micka Men's 800 m freestyle N/A
Men's 1500 m freestyle N/A
Kristýna Horská Women's 200 m breaststroke
Simona Kubová Women's 100 m backstroke
Barbora Seemanová Women's 100 m freestyle
Women's 200 m freestyle
Barbora Seemanová
Women's 4 × 100 m freestyle relay N/A


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  4. ^ "Olympic quota places take shape after first day of slalom heats". International Canoe Federation. 27 September 2019. Retrieved 27 September 2019.
  5. ^ "First round of Olympic canoe sprint quotas allocated". International Canoe Federation. 30 August 2019. Retrieved 30 August 2019.
  6. ^ "Athletes' quotas for Road Cycling events at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games". UCI. 18 November 2019. Retrieved 23 November 2019.
  7. ^ "Tokyo 2020 team and individual quota places confirmed by FEI". FEI. 17 February 2020. Retrieved 1 March 2020.
  8. ^ Parkes, Louise (29 June 2019). "Ukraine claims Tokyo 2020 Olympic Jumping slot at testing qualifier in Budapest". FEI. Retrieved 29 June 2019.
  9. ^ "Artistic Gymnastics World Championships 2019: Day 2 - as it happened". Olympic Channel. 5 October 2019. Retrieved 12 October 2019.
  10. ^ Smith, Matthew (11 August 2019). "Cooke add men's European Modern Pentathlon Championships to world title". Inside the Games. Retrieved 11 August 2019.
  11. ^ "Plenty of Tokyo 2020 qualifiers, loads of pride at World Rowing Championships". International Rowing Federation. 29 August 2019. Retrieved 31 August 2019.
  12. ^ "Look who's going to the Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games". International Rowing Federation. 1 September 2019. Retrieved 6 September 2019.
  13. ^ "Friends win medals at the 2019 RS:X World Championship". World Sailing. 29 September 2019. Retrieved 30 September 2019.
  14. ^ "Quota Places by Nation and Number". ISSF. 1 January 2018. Retrieved 2 September 2018.
  15. ^ "China's Pan secures Olympic spot in sport climbing". Xinhua. 29 November 2019. Retrieved 30 November 2019.
  16. ^ Binner, Andrew (1 December 2019). "Sport climbing's Kyra Condie defies the odds to qualify for Tokyo 2020". Olympic Channel. Retrieved 3 December 2019.
  17. ^ "Swimming World Rankings". FINA. Retrieved 23 March 2019.
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