News05 Aug 2015

Defending champions Vesely and Hejnova lead Czech team for IAAF World Championships, Beijing 2015


Vitezslav Vesely in the mens Javelin Throw Final at the IAAF World Athletics Championships Moscow 2013 (© Getty Images)

Javelin thrower Vitezslav Vesely and 400m hurdler Zuzana Hejnova will defend their titles at the IAAF World Championships, Beijing 2015 after being named on the Czech team.

Hammer thrower Lukas Melich, who took bronze in Moscow two years ago, is also on the team, as is world indoor 400m champion Pavel Maslak, European javelin champion Barbora Spotakova and world junior race walking champion Anezka Drahotova.

“Eight Czech athletes feature in the top eight in their event on this year’s world lists,” said national coach Tomas Dvorak. “That puts us in a good place to challenge for medals.”

CAS for the IAAF

Czech team for Beijing

Pavel Maslak
1500m: Jakub Holusa
110m hurdles: Petr Svoboda
High jump: Jaroslav Baba
Pole vault: Michal Balner, Jan Kudlicka
Long jump: Radek Juska
Shot put: Jan Marcell, Tomas Stanek
Hammer: Lukas Melich
Javelin: Petr Frydrych, Jakub Vadlejch, Vitezslav Vesely
Decathlon: Adam Sebastian Helcelet
50km race walk: Lukas Gdula

400m hurdles:
Zuzana Hejnova, Denisa Rosolova
3000m steeplechase: Lucie Sekanova
Pole vault: Jirina Ptacnikova
Hammer: Tereza Kralova
Javelin: Barbora Spotakova
Heptathlon: Eliska Klucinova
20km race walk: Anezka Drahotova, Lucie Pelantova