Tomáš Janků (Czech pronunciation: [ˈtomaːʃ ˈjaŋkuː] ; born 27 December 1974 in Jablonec nad Nisou) is a former Czech high jumper.
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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.
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.His older brother Jan Janků is also a prominent high jumper.
Kateřina Baďurová is a Czech former pole vaulter.
Jan Janků is a former Czech high jumper.
|1992||World Junior Championships||Seoul, South Korea||7th||2.17 m|
|Representing the |
|1993||European Junior Championships||San Sebastián, Spain||3rd||2.18 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||7th||2.24 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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