LONG - TERM WALKING TABLES OF THE CZECH REPUBLIC
Chodecké races are an integral part of athletic competitions, youth championships take place on the track, adults compete outside stadiums on circuits run along roads or parks. The walk was included in the Olympics program in London for the first time. Of course, not at this year's games, but at the previous ones in 1908. At that time, 3500 m and 10 miles were competed on the tracks. In Los Angeles in 1912, a 10 km road race was newly included, and at the 000 Olympic Games in Melbourne, the 1932-mile track was replaced by a 50 km race.
Women made it to the Olympic program on the 10 km track at the Barcelona Games in 1992. In the new millennium, since the 2000 Olympics, they have competed in the same way as men on the 20 km track, but have not yet "won" in the spirit of equality. Other top international competitions behaved similarly to women's walking, only the women's race was included in the World Championship program as early as 1987, and the championship was held at the European Championships one year earlier.
Only a short chapter at the highest level was experienced by racing in the hall. She was excluded from the indoor championship program in the mid-XNUMXs due to difficulties in complying with the walking style rules.
In our country, walking is mainly associated with classic road races such as Prague-Brandýs n. L. or Prague-Poděbrady, but currently both races have a different form. Traditional races are still held in Moravia in Olomouc and Přerov. However, a number of races have ceased and are still waiting in vain for renewal. The reason, of course, in addition to financial problems, may be the long-term low number of Czech and Moravian pedestrians. Perhaps these are the reverberations of the long-term concentration of all the better-performing Czechoslovakia. pedestrians in the center in Banská Bystrica. However, the result was the greatest success of the Czechoslovak walk during the entire existence of the common republic.
The first extraordinary success of the Czech and Czechoslovak walk, however, was the fourth place at the Berlin Olympics in 1936. Jaroslav Štork-Žofka spent a really great time, to this day it is enough for the 68th place of our long-term tables - see below. Václav Balšán showed great performances on the track and on the road at the end of the 50s and especially in the 1952s, during World War II. However, World War II did not take place during World War II. After the end of the war came the time of Josef Doležal, a multiple world record holder in walking on the track, but also silver in the 10 km from the 000 Olympics. it somewhat overshadowed the fourth place out of fifty won at the 1946 European Championships.
Then there was a longer break associated with the expectation of further great success. It was filled by the eighth place of another of our world record holder Ladislav Moce from the 1960 Olympics at 20 km and the seventh place from the 1958th at the European Championships in 50. At that time, Milan Skřont also set a world record at 000 m. In later years, Alexandr Bílek complemented our walking success with seventh place in the 1962s at the European Championships in 50 and eighth place in the 1969 km from the XNUMX European Championships. The XNUMXs were not so successful. Bystrica. And in the eighties there was a golden period of Czechoslovak walking.
The main star was Jozef Pribilinec, a specialist in the 20 km track - Olympic winner in Seoul 1988, in 1983 and 1987 silver at the World Championships, European Champion in 1986 and silver at the European Championships 1982. Another twentieth year-old Pavol Blažek, European Champion in 1990 and bronze from 1982, sixth at the 1983rd World Championships. HMS twice silver Pribilinec, HME two titles Pribilinec, two silver and one bronze Mrázek.
In recent years, the level of Czech walking has been maintained mainly by women. Two fourth places at the 3000 mz indoor world games in 1985 and the first HMS in 1987, a silver medal from the HME 1988 and three other "potato" placements by Dana Vavřačová were the first great Czech successes. The biggest is the fifth place of Barbora Dibelková out of twenty at the World Championship 2005. Among men at the time, the most successful Jiří Malysa was the ninth place out of twenty at the World Championship 2001, Hubert Sonnek won the same order on the same track at the 1994 European Championships.
Our medals brought two medals from the European Under-23 Championship. In 2005 Barbora Dibelková-Pitáková brought bronze, four years later Schindler's silver. The Czech walk has also had success in the youth categories. So far, the biggest Czech success from the Junior World Championships is Kamila Holpuchová's fifth place won at the championship in 1992. Sixth places were won by the same competitor in 1990, and Anežka Drahotová brought the same order from Barcelona this year. Our best position from the youth World Championships also belongs to the same order from last year in Lille. If we omit the European title Pribilince from 1979 and the third place of Boháč on II. European Junior Games 1966 (predecessor of the European Championships), the greatest success are the fourth places of Milan Vála from the 1973 European Championships and Eliška Drahotová from last year. During the youth of twins Anežka and Eliška Drahot, we can see further success next year.
From the point of view of a number of athletic statisticians, off-track pedestrian races do not belong to "pure" statistics, they basically do not correspond to the accuracy placed on the disciplines held in the stadiums. The conditions of each track are different to varying degrees and their unfair comparison with each other can most easily be explained only by the desire for further world, European and national records or the best performances. Significantly better, if the track does not change, is the statistics of individual races. Only the weather plays a changing role, just like on the track. Also, the certainty about the regularity of the tracks is sometimes not XNUMX%, the regularity of a number of races was subsequently questioned. Our specialty is probably that even shorter competitions were held on the shorter track in the not too long time. An overview of these performances, if they are better than the personal records of the competitors, is given in the tables separately. The performances achieved on the track or in the youth categories in the hall are presented in the same way.
P. Brandejský and L. Follprecht
Period 2013 to 2019 - how pedestrian statistics developed ...
The crisis situation in Czech walking continued, as the number of pedestrians in both adult and youth categories decreased and, with rare exceptions, performance was significantly worse than in the past. Although a number of talents appeared, only Anežka Drahotová got into the world elite (for the 10 m juniors 000 2013st JME, 1 2014st JMS and the still valid world record 1: 42 min, for the 47.25 km women's 20 2015nd at the U2 European Championships , 22th at the European Team Championships and still valid Czech record 4:1:26, 53th at the World Championships, 8 2016th Olympic Games Rio de Janeiro, 10 2018nd European Championships 2:1:27 and 03th at the World Championships of Teams); Lukáš Gdula (6 km in 50:3:54) and Lucie Pelantová reached the international level. Anežka's sister Eliška Drahotová left racing activities after winning a bronze medal at JME 29 (2013 m in 10: 000 min); A number of other hopes ended prematurely (for example, pupils M. Gajdoš, pupils K. Arltová, adolescents S. Bočková and V. Kubenková, in the category U44 men Chaloupka and Veselouš, a little later Schrom, others changed the sports industry where they established - in U45.27 Korvasová for road cycling, student record holder Serbian for triathlon, teenager Půčková for 22 m run). Others stagnate or train irregularly (T. Gdula, V. Libnar), or they were eliminated by injury or university studies. Between 22-800, no one made it into the top ten Czech long-distance men's 2016 km (2019th L. Gdula, 20th V. Hlaváč), 12th Gdula's 15th men, (50th P. Schrom, 5 O. Motl), nobody in women at 11 km (14. V. Janošíková), among juniors at 20 m 17. V. Hlaváč (10th R. Rožnovský), in juniors at 000 m 9. E. Martínková (26. J. Zikmundová), nobody among the 10 m teenagers (000. J. Morávek, 9. A. Zajíček), in the juniors 25. E. Martínková, 5. S. Bočková (000. K. Hlaváčová). For the 18 season, in addition to the historically best Czech pedestrian Anežka Drahotová, it is possible to expect international performance from junior Eliška Martínková and pupils Ema Klimentová and Adéla Veselková, others will try to improve. Lukáš Gdula (32 km) and Vít Hlaváč (6 km) should fight to reach the international level, the question mark is over ex-junior Rostislav Rožnovský and the teenagers Jaromír Morávek and Adam Zajíček could also stand out.