Tomáš Janků

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Tomáš Janků (Czech pronunciation: [ˈtomaːʃ ˈjaŋkuː] ; born 27 December 1974 in Jablonec nad Nisou) is a former Czech high jumper.

Jablonec nad Nisou Town in Czech Republic

Jablonec nad Nisou, known locally as Jablonec, is a town in northern Bohemia, the second largest town of the Liberec Region. It is a mountain resort in the Jizera Mountains, and also a local centre for education, and is known for its glass and jewelry production. From 1938 to 1945 it was one of the municipalities in Sudetenland.

Czech Republic Republic in Central Europe

The Czech Republic, also known by its short-form name, Czechia, is a landlocked country in Central Europe bordered by Germany to the west, Austria to the south, Slovakia to the east and Poland to the northeast. The Czech Republic covers an area of 78,866 square kilometres (30,450 sq mi) with a mostly temperate continental climate and oceanic climate. It is a unitary parliamentary republic, with 10.6 million inhabitants; its capital and largest city is Prague, with 1.3 million residents. Other major cities are Brno, Ostrava, Olomouc and Pilsen. The Czech Republic is a member of the European Union (EU), NATO, the OECD, the United Nations, the OSCE, and the Council of Europe.

High jump track and field event

The high jump is a track and field event in which competitors must jump unaided over a horizontal bar placed at measured heights without dislodging it. In its modern most practised format, a bar is placed between two standards with a crash mat for landing. In the modern era, athletes run towards the bar and use the Fosbury Flop method of jumping, leaping head first with their back to the bar. Since ancient times, competitors have introduced increasingly effective techniques to arrive at the current form.

His personal best jump is 2.34 metres, achieved at the 2006 European Championships in Gothenburg. In 2010, he married Czech pole vaulter Kateřina Baďurová. [1] His older brother Jan Janků is also a prominent high jumper.

Kateřina Baďurová Czech athlete coach, olympionic and pole vaulter

Kateřina Baďurová is a Czech former pole vaulter.

Jan Janků is a former Czech high jumper.


Representing Flag of the Czech Republic.svg  Czechoslovakia
1992 World Junior Championships Seoul, South Korea 7th 2.17 m
Representing the Flag of the Czech Republic.svg  Czech Republic
1993 European Junior Championships San Sebastián, Spain 3rd2.18 m
1996 Olympic Games Atlanta, United States 14th 2.25 m
1997 World Championships Athens, Greece 28th (q) 2.19 m
Universiade Catania, Italy 4th 2.26 m
1998 European Indoor Championships Valencia, Spain 3rd 2.29 m
European Championships Budapest, Hungary 12th 2.24 m
1999 World Indoor Championships Maebashi, Japan 6th 2.25 m
Universiade Palma de Mallorca, Spain NM
2002 European Indoor Championships Vienna, Austria 6th 2.24 m
European Championships Munich, Germany 5th 2.25 m
2003 World Indoor Championships Birmingham, United Kingdom 6th 2.25 m
World Championships Paris, France 16th (q) 2.25 m
2004 World Indoor Championships Budapest, Hungary 16th (q) 2.20 m
Olympic Games Athens, Greece 15th (q) 2.20 m
2005 European Indoor Championships Madrid, Spain 16th (q) 2.23 m
2006 World Indoor Championships Moscow, Russia 13th (q) 2.24 m
European Championships Gothenburg, Sweden 2nd 2.34 m
World Athletics Final Stuttgart, Germany 7th2.24 m
World Cup Athens, Greece 1st 2.28 m
2007 European Indoor Championships Birmingham, United Kingdom 4th 2.25 m
World Championships Osaka, Japan 5th 2.30 m
2008 Olympic Games Beijing, China 7th 2.29 m

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  1. "Atletická svatba: Janků si vzal na zámku Baďurovou. Novomanžele fotil Saudek" (in Czech). 11 September 2010. Retrieved 6 January 2012.