Katerina Neumannova receives the Medal of Merit

Autor: Oldřich Holeček

Excellent Czech skier treasures medals one after the other.

Katerina Neumannova

At the ceremony to mark the 88th Anniversary of Czechoslovakia held at the Prague Castle on 28 October 2006, President of the Czech Republic Vaclav Klaus presented orders and medals to 22 outstanding Czechs for their extraordinary achievements in favour of this country.

From hands of the Czech president, Ms. Katerina Neumannova received the Medal of Merit for excellent representation of the Czech Republic during ski races all over the world. She is a member of the DUKLA Military Sports Centre, the sports body of the Armed Forces of the Czech Republic.

Katerina Neumannova - Picture taken live from Czech Television 1

The Queen is the King of the Year

At the ceremony held in Prague on 17 October 2006 to declare the best military sportsmen and sportswomen, Ms. Katerina Neummanova (nicknamed KATKA) was for the fourth time in a row the first and received the title “King of Military Sports for 2006”. She received 516 points at the public inquiry, which was organised by the DUKLA Military Sports Centre.

 Katerina Neumannova - the QueenJavelin throwing - Major Jan Zelezny Military and Civilian Well-wishers - 1 Military and Civilian Well-wishers - 2 From the left: Roman Sebrle's trainer Dalibor Kupka with Martina Sablikova and Katerina Neumannova

Her latest best results in ski races include medals from Olympic Winter Games Nagano 1998, Japan, OWG Salt Lake City 2002, USA, and OWG Torino 2006, Italy. This year, she achieved the gold in 30 kilometres free style and the silver in the skiathlon.


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The second best was speed skater Ms. Martina Sablikova, who, in her 18, reached the fourth place in the speed skating at the Olympic Winter Games in Torino 2006, Italy, and from her fans she received 419 points in the public inquiry.

The third place in the public inquiry won Mr. Roman Sebrle, the Czech world champion in decathlon for the last eight years. He received 358 points.

Posted: November 7, 2006