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Petra Vanková

Czech Republic

SportShort Track
NOCCzech Republic
Born26 Apr 1999 in Prague 
LanguagesCzech, English, German, Russian
Higher educationSports Marketing - University of Economics and Management Prague: Czech Republic
ResidencePrague, CZE
Personal Bests
Personal Bests
  Event RecordDateLocation 
    500m 44.213 23 Oct 2021 Beijing  
    1000m 1:29.471 22 Oct 2021 Beijing  
    1500m 2:22.888 08 Apr 2022 Montreal  
General Interest
General Interest
InjuriesInjury meant she missed the 2023 World Championships in Seoul, Republic of Korea. (Czech Short-Track Team Facebook page, 08 Mar 2023)

She fractured her collarbone in 2014. She required a one-month recovery period. (Athlete, 12 Jan 2017)
Hero / IdolCzech snowboarder and alpine skier Ester Ledecka, Dutch cyclist Mathieu van der Poel. (Athlete, 22 Nov 2021)  
Sport Specific Information
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?She took up the sport in 2006 in Benatky nad Jizerou, Czechia.  
Reason for choosing this sport"My sister started skating and I wanted to try it too. She gave it up and I did not."  
General Interest
General Interest
Most influential person in careerHer parents, coach Jindrich Parik, and Czech short track skater Katerina Novotna. (Athlete, 22 Nov 2021)  
Sporting philosophy / motto"When nothing goes right, go left." (Athlete, 12 Jan 2017)  
Social Media
Social Media  
General Interest
General Interest
Other sportsShe has represented Czechia in roller speed skating at World Inline Cup events. She has also competed in road cycling at national level in Czechia. (Athlete, 12 Dec 2023; SportsDeskOnline, 18 Jan 2021)  
HobbiesCycling, skiing, photography. (Athlete, 12 Dec 2023)  
Memorable sporting achievementFinishing 12th in the 1500m at the 2021 World Championships in Dordrecht, Netherlands. (Athlete, 22 Nov 2021)  
AmbitionsTo compete at the 2026 Olympic Winter Games in Milan-Cortina. (Athlete, 12 Dec 2023)  
Sport Specific Information
Sport Specific Information
Name of coachJarmil Hruza [national], CZE; Katerina Novotna [personal], CZE  
Championships results
Year Competition Event Rank  
Championships results
    2016/2017 European Championships 3000m Relay4  
    2015/2016 European Championships 3000m Relay6  
    2019/2020 European Championships 3000m Relay6  
    2018/2019 European Championships 3000m Relay7  
    2020/2021 European Championships 3000m Relay7  
    2023/2024 European Championships 1000m9  
    2016/2017 World Junior Championships 3000m Relay9  
    2014/2015 World Junior Championships 3000m Relay10  
    2017/2018 World Junior Championships 3000m Relay11  
    2022/2023 European Championships 1500m11  
    2020/2021 World Championships 1500m12  
    2015/2016 World Junior Championships 3000m Relay13  
    2023/2024 European Championships 1500m13  
    2020/2021 World Championships 1000m16  
    2021/2022 World Championships 1000m17  
    2023/2024 European Championships 500m17  
    2020/2021 World Championships Overall17  
    2020/2021 European Championships 500m18  
    2022/2023 European Championships 500m20  
    2020/2021 European Championships 1000m20  
    2021/2022 World Championships Overall22  
    2020/2021 European Championships Overall22  
    2020/2021 European Championships 1500m22  
    2021/2022 World Championships 1500m23  
    2020/2021 World Championships 500m25  
    2022/2023 European Championships 1000m25  
    2021/2022 World Championships 500m26  
    2017/2018 World Junior Championships Overall34  
    2016/2017 World Junior Championships Overall36  
World Cups
Year Competition Event Rank  
World Cups
    2018/2019 Salt Lake City, UT 3000m Relay10  
    2018/2019 Almaty 3000m Relay10  
    2016/2017 Gangneung 3000m Relay11  
    2018/2019 Calgary, AB 3000m Relay11  
    2014/2015 Dresden 3000m Relay12  
    2022/2023 Almaty 1500m14  
    2019/2020 Dresden 3000m Relay15  
    2018/2019 Almaty 1500m22  
    2018/2019 Salt Lake City, UT 1500m24  
    2018/2019 Calgary, AB 1000m25  
    2015/2016 Dresden 1000m25  
    2018/2019 Dresden 1500m25  
    2016/2017 Gangneung 1000m26  
    2018/2019 Calgary, AB 1500m27  
    2016/2017 Shanghai 1500m28  
    2018/2019 Salt Lake City, UT 1000m29  
    2014/2015 Dresden 1000m29  
    2016/2017 Dresden 1500m30  
    2018/2019 Almaty 1000m30  
    2019/2020 Dresden 1000m30  
    2022/2023 Almaty 1500m31  
    2022/2023 Almaty 1000m32  
    2016/2017 Shanghai 1000m32  
    2018/2019 Dresden 1000m33  
    2014/2015 Dresden 1500m36  
    2019/2020 Dresden 1500m36  
    2022/2023 Almaty 1000m38  
    2016/2017 Gangneung 1000m38  
    2021/2022 World Cup Classification 500m40  
    2016/2017 Dresden 500m40  
    2015/2016 Dresden 1500m43  
    2022/2023 World Cup Classification 1500m44  
    2018/2019 World Cup Classification 1500m49  
    2015/2016 World Cup Classification 1500m50  
    2021/2022 World Cup Classification 1000m52  
    2022/2023 World Cup Classification Overall63  
    2021/2022 World Cup Classification 1500m64  
    2019/2020 World Cup Classification 1500m72  
    2015/2016 World Cup Classification 1000m72  
    2018/2019 World Cup Classification 1000m74  
    2019/2020 World Cup Classification 1000m77  
    2015/2016 World Cup Classification 500m77  
    2016/2017 World Cup Classification 1500m79  
    2014/2015 World Cup Classification 1000m86  
    2016/2017 World Cup Classification 1000m88  
    2014/2015 World Cup Classification 1500m90  
    2016/2017 World Cup Classification 500m100