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Katerina Novotná

Czech Republic

SportShort Track
NOCCzech Republic
Born12 Aug 1984 in Mladá Boleslav 
LanguagesCzech, English
Personal Bests
Personal Bests
  Event RecordDateLocation 
    1000m 1:30.380 21 Oct 2012 Calgary  
    1500m 2:20.442 14 Mar 2014 Montreal  
    3000m 5:04.837 20 Oct 2013 Bormio  
Main Achievements
Main Achievements
European Championships
European Championships
    Overall 1 1    
General Interest
General Interest
Memorable sporting achievementWinning gold in the overall competition at the 2010 European Championships in Dresden, Germany. (Athlete, 12 Jan 2017)  
Sport Specific Information
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?She took up the sport seriously at age 11 in 1995 in Benatky nad Jizerou, Czech Republic.  
General Interest
General Interest
Other sportsShe has competed in inline skating at the 2008 European Championships in Gera, Germany. She also represented the Czech Republic in speed skating at the 2011 European Allround Championships in Collalbo, Italy. (SportsDeskOnline, 13 Jan 2017;, 18 Jun 2011)  
Most influential person in careerCoach Jindrich Parik. (Athlete, 12 Jan 2017)  
Hero / IdolBulgarian short track skater Evgenia Radanova, US speed skater Shani Davis, Czech ice hockey player Jaromir Jagr. (Athlete, 19 Nov 2013)  
Sporting philosophy / motto"Enjoy every moment and never give up your dreams." (Athlete, 12 Jan 2017)  
Social Media
Social Media  
General Interest
General Interest
NicknamesKacka (Facebook profile, 08 Sep 2014)  
Sport Specific Information
Sport Specific Information
Reason for choosing this sport"I loved skating from my first steps on the ice at age four."  
General Interest
General Interest
Other informationRETIREMENT
She retired from competitive short track in January 2018 after failing to qualify for the 2018 Olympic Winter Games in Pyeongchang. She planned to move on to a coaching role with the Slovakian national short track team. "I no longer found the inspiration and motivation to properly prepare for the next races. The more I trained the more ideas I got about coaching." (, 13 Jan 2018)
Championships results
Year Competition Event Rank  
Championships results
    2009/2010 European Championships Overall1  
    2008/2009 European Championships Overall2  
    2010/2011 European Championships Overall4  
    2016/2017 European Championships 3000m Relay4  
    2008/2009 World Championships 500m5  
    2007/2008 European Championships Overall6  
    2003/2004 World Junior Championships Overall6  
    2006 Olympic Games 500m6  
    2015/2016 European Championships 3000m Relay6  
    2003/2004 European Championships 3000m Relay6  
    2002/2003 European Championships 3000m Relay6  
    2002/2003 World Junior Championships Overall7  
    2003/2004 European Championships Overall7  
    2008/2009 World Championships Overall9  
    2005/2006 European Championships Overall9  
    2011/2012 European Championships Overall9  
    2006/2007 European Championships Overall9  
    2017/2018 European Championships 3000m Relay10  
    2012/2013 European Championships Overall10  
    2002/2003 European Championships Overall11  
    2008/2009 World Championships 1000m11  
    2011/2012 World Championships 1000m11  
    2004/2005 European Championships Overall11  
    2010/2011 World Championships 500m12  
    2010 Olympic Games 500m12  
    2010/2011 World Championships Overall13  
    2009/2010 World Championships 1000m13  
    2003/2004 World Championships 500m13  
    2006 Olympic Games 1500m13  
    2006 Olympic Games 1000m13  
    2013/2014 European Championships Overall13  
    2005/2006 World Championships 500m14  
    2010/2011 World Championships 1500m14  
    2007/2008 World Championships 500m14  
    2007/2008 World Championships Overall14  
    2002 Olympic Games 1500m15  
    2007/2008 World Championships 1500m15  
    2009/2010 World Championships 500m15  
    2002/2003 World Championships Overall15  
    2003/2004 World Championships Overall15  
    2001/2002 World Junior Championships Overall16  
    2002/2003 World Championships 1500m16  
    2002/2003 World Championships 500m16  
    2009/2010 World Championships Overall16  
    2006/2007 World Championships 500m16  
    2010/2011 World Championships 1000m16  
    2011/2012 World Championships 500m16  
    2002/2003 World Championships 1000m17  
    2003/2004 World Championships 1500m17  
    2000/2001 World Junior Championships Overall17  
    2004/2005 World Championships 500m18  
    2011/2012 World Championships Overall18  
    2012/2013 World Championships 1000m18  
    1999/2000 World Junior Championships Overall19  
    2008/2009 World Championships 1500m19  
    2010 Olympic Games 1500m19  
    2007/2008 World Championships 1000m20  
    2005/2006 World Championships 1000m20  
    2009/2010 World Championships 1500m20  
    2014/2015 European Championships Overall21  
    2003/2004 World Championships 1000m22  
    2016/2017 European Championships 1000m22  
    2004/2005 World Championships 1500m22  
    2006/2007 World Championships Overall22  
    2005/2006 World Championships Overall22  
    2004/2005 World Championships Overall22  
    2006/2007 World Championships 1000m22  
    2016/2017 European Championships Overall22  
    2016/2017 European Championships 1500m23  
    2016/2017 European Championships 500m23  
    2011/2012 World Championships 1500m24  
    2013/2014 World Championships 500m24  
    2002 Olympic Games 1000m26  
    2002 Olympic Games 500m27  
    2012/2013 World Championships 500m27  
    2010 Olympic Games 1000m28  
    2015/2016 European Championships Overall28  
    2005/2006 World Championships 1500m29  
    2016/2017 World Championships 500m29  
    2015/2016 World Championships 1500m29  
    2006/2007 World Championships 1500m30  
    2015/2016 World Championships 1000m30  
    2004/2005 World Championships 1000m31  
    1999/2000 European Championships Overall31  
    2014 Olympic Games 1500m31  
    2012/2013 World Championships Overall31  
    2013/2014 World Championships Overall32  
    2016/2017 World Championships 1000m32  
    2016/2017 World Championships 1500m32  
    2016/2017 World Championships Overall32  
    2015/2016 World Championships 500m33  
    2015/2016 World Championships Overall33  
    2014/2015 World Championships 1500m34  
    2013/2014 World Championships 1500m35  
    2013/2014 World Championships 1000m39  
    2014/2015 World Championships 1000m40  
    2014/2015 World Championships 500m41  
    2014/2015 World Championships Overall42  
World Cups
Year Competition Event Rank  
World Cups
    2006/2007 Changchun 1500m3  
    2006/2007 World Cup Classification 1500m4  
    2008/2009 Dresden 500m4  
    2010/2011 Dresden 500m6  
    2008/2009 World Cup Classification 500m9  
    2015/2016 Dresden 3000m Relay9  
    2016/2017 Gangneung 3000m Relay11  
    2007/2008 World Cup Classification 500m12  
    2016/2017 Shanghai 3000m Relay12  
    2014/2015 Dresden 3000m Relay12  
    2011/2012 World Cup Classification 1000m13  
    2016/2017 Dresden 3000m Relay13  
    2006/2007 World Cup Classification 500m14  
    2011/2012 World Cup Classification 1500m14  
    2008/2009 Dresden 1000m14  
    2016/2017 Shanghai 1500m14  
    2009/2010 World Cup Classification 1500m15  
    2004/2005 World Cup Classification 500m15  
    2012/2013 Dresden 1000m15  
    2004/2005 World Cup Classification Overall16  
    2007/2008 World Cup Classification 1500m16  
    2010/2011 Dresden 1000m16  
    2015/2016 Dresden 1500m16  
    2008/2009 World Cup Classification 1000m17  
    2009/2010 World Cup Classification 500m17  
    2004/2005 World Cup Classification 1500m18  
    2012/2013 Dresden 1500m19  
    2015/2016 Dresden 1500m19  
    2016/2017 Gangneung 1000m21  
    2014/2015 Dresden 1500m23  
    2016/2017 Minsk 1500m23  
    2010/2011 World Cup Classification 500m24  
    2016/2017 Salt Lake City, UT 1500m24  
    2013/2014 World Cup Classification 1000m25  
    2008/2009 World Cup Classification 1500m25  
    2016/2017 Dresden 1500m25  
    2014/2015 Dresden 1500m25  
    2011/2012 World Cup Classification 500m26  
    2016/2017 Gangneung 1500m26  
    2016/2017 Salt Lake City, UT 1500m26  
    2009/2010 World Cup Classification 1000m27  
    2016/2017 Minsk 1000m27  
    2016/2017 Shanghai 500m28  
    2016/2017 Calgary, AB 1500m30  
    2016/2017 Calgary, AB 1000m30  
    2017/2018 Shanghai 1000m30  
    2010/2011 World Cup Classification 1500m31  
    2003/2004 World Cup Classification Overall31  
    2013/2014 World Cup Classification 1500m33  
    2012/2013 World Cup Classification 1500m35  
    2005/2006 World Cup Classification Overall35  
    2003/2004 World Cup Classification 500m36  
    2003/2004 World Cup Classification 1000m36  
    2012/2013 World Cup Classification 1000m37  
    2017/2018 Shanghai 1500m40  
    2004/2005 World Cup Classification 1000m41  
    1999/2000 World Cup Classification Overall40  
    2017/2018 World Cup Classification 1500m43  
    1999/2000 World Cup Classification 1000m44  
    2005/2006 World Cup Classification 500m45  
    2006/2007 World Cup Classification 1000m45  
    2016/2017 World Cup Classification 1500m47  
    2005/2006 World Cup Classification 1500m47  
    2005/2006 World Cup Classification 1000m47  
    2017/2018 World Cup Classification 1000m49  
    2000/2001 World Cup Classification 1500m49  
    1999/2000 World Cup Classification 1500m49  
    2015/2016 World Cup Classification 1500m52  
    2000/2001 World Cup Classification 1000m53  
    2017/2018 Shanghai 500m53  
    2013/2014 World Cup Classification 500m54  
    2000/2001 World Cup Classification Overall55  
    2000/2001 World Cup Classification 500m58  
    2017/2018 World Cup Classification 500m66  
    2003/2004 World Cup Classification 1500m67  
    2014/2015 World Cup Classification 1500m68  
    2016/2017 World Cup Classification 1000m69  
    2010/2011 World Cup Classification 1000m69  
    2012/2013 World Cup Classification 500m81  
    2016/2017 World Cup Classification 500m86