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Jakub Kopriva

Czech Republic

SportSpeed Skating
NOCCzech Republic
Born28 Jan 1999 in  Jindrichuv Hradec
ResidenceJindrichuv Hradec, CZE
OccupationAthlete, Student
LanguagesCzech, English
Personal Bests
Personal Bests
  Event RecordDateLocation 
    500m 37.74 19 Oct 2018 Inzell  
    1000m 1:12.46 26 Oct 2018 Inzell  
    1500m 1:50.59 09 Mar 2018 Salt Lake City, UT  
    5000m 6:38.58 10 Dec 2017 Salt Lake City, UT  
Social Media
Social Media  
Sport Specific Information
Sport Specific Information
Club / TeamNowiS Team - KRS Svratka: Czech Republic  
Reason for choosing this sportInitially an ice hockey player, he was encouraged to try speed skating by a coach. He also enjoyed the skating more than the hockey element of the sport.  
Name of coachPetr Novak [national], CZE  
When and where did you begin this sport?He began speed skating in 2014 in Zdar nad Sazavou, Czech Republic.  
General Interest
General Interest
AmbitionsTo compete at the 2018 Olympic Winter Games in Pyeongchang. (, 17 Dec 2015)  
Memorable sporting achievementHis performance at the 2017 Junior World Cup event in Erfurt, Germany. (Athlete, 12 Nov 2017)  
Most influential person in careerHis family. (Athlete, 12 Nov 2017)  
Hero / IdolUS speed skater Joey Mantia. (Athlete, 12 Nov 2017)  
NicknamesKuba (Facebook profile, 17 Jul 2017)  
World Cups
Year Competition Event Rank  
World Cups
    2018/2019 World Cup Mass Start 16 Laps30