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Nikola Zdráhalová

Czech Republic

SportSpeed Skating
FederationIDSSCZE20104199601
NOCCzech Republic
Born01 Apr 1996 in  Dvur Králové nad Labem
GenderWomen
ResidenceŽdár nad Sázavou, CZE
OccupationAthlete
LanguagesCzech, English
Personal Bests
EventRecordDateLocation 
Personal Bests
  Event RecordDateLocation 
    500m 38.75 14 Feb 2020 Salt Lake City, UT  
    1000m 1:15.34 15 Feb 2020 Salt Lake City, UT  
    1500m 1:54.24 16 Feb 2020 Salt Lake City, UT  
    3000m 4:03.48 13 Feb 2020 Salt Lake City, UT  
    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 suggested she try speed skating. Her mother also encouraged her to take up the sport.  
Name of coachPetr Novak [national], CZE  
When and where did you begin this sport?She took up the sport at age 15 in Collalbo, Italy.  
Club / TeamNowiS Team - KRS Svratka: Czech Republic  
General Interest
General Interest
Memorable sporting achievementFinishing eighth in the mass start at the 2018 Olympic Winter Games in Pyeongchang. (Athlete, 13 Nov 2019)  
Most influential person in careerHer mother, her teammates and Czech speed skater Eliska Drimalova. (Athlete, 18 Jan 2021)  
Hero / IdolCzech speed skater Martina Sablikova. (Athlete, 13 Nov 2019)  
NicknamesNiky, Zdrcik (idnes.cz, 08 Mar 2016; Athlete, 18 Jan 2021)  
InjuriesShe was affected by mononucleosis in 2016. (idnes.cz, 13 Oct 2017)  
HobbiesFood, watching films. (Athlete, 18 Jan 2021)  
AmbitionsTo compete at the 2022 Olympic Winter Games in Beijing. (Athlete, 18 Jan 2021)  
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  
    2019/2020 European Single Distances Championships 1500m8  
    2017/2018 World Allround Championships Allround8  
    2019/2020 European Single Distances Championships 1000m9  
    2016/2017 European Allround Championships Allround9  
    2020/2021 European Allround Championships Allround9  
    2017/2018 European Single Distances Championships Mass Start 16 Laps10  
    2017/2018 European Single Distances Championships 3000m10  
    2019/2020 European Single Distances Championships 3000m10  
    2014/2015 World Single Distances Championships Mass Start 16 Laps11  
    2019/2020 European Single Distances Championships 500m11  
    2018 Olympic Games 1500m11  
    2019/2020 World Allround Championships Allround11  
    2017/2018 European Single Distances Championships 500m12  
    2018/2019 European Allround Championships Allround12  
    2015/2016 European Championships Allround13  
    2019/2020 World Single Distances Championships 3000m14  
    2016/2017 World Single Distances Championships 1500m15  
    2018 Olympic Games 3000m15  
    2018/2019 World Allround Championships Allround15  
    2016/2017 World Single Distances Championships Mass Start 16 Laps15  
    2019/2020 World Single Distances Championships 1500m15  
    2014/2015 European Championships Allround16  
    2018/2019 World Single Distances Championships Mass Start 16 Laps16  
    2018/2019 World Single Distances Championships 1500m17  
    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  
    2019/2020 World Single Distances Championships 1000m20  
    2019/2020 World Single Distances Championships 500m23  
    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
    2019/2020 World Cup 1500m11  
    2017/2018 World Cup 1500m12  
    2019/2020 World Cup 3000/5000m12  
    2014/2015 World Cup Mass Start 16 Laps13  
    2016/2017 World Cup Mass Start 16 Laps15  
    2018/2019 World Cup 3000/5000m16  
    2017/2018 World Cup Mass Start 16 Laps20  
    2015/2016 World Cup Mass Start 16 Laps22  
    2018/2019 World Cup Mass Start 16 Laps23  
    2019/2020 World Cup 1000m27  
    2016/2017 World Cup 3000/5000m27  
    2019/2020 World Cup 500m29  
    2018/2019 World Cup 1500m29  
    2017/2018 World Cup 3000/5000m29  
    2016/2017 World Cup 1500m29  
    2018/2019 World Cup 1000m38  
    2015/2016 World Cup 3000/5000m42  
    2017/2018 World Cup 1000m49  
    2016/2017 World Cup 1000m54