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Jan MICKA
Sport Open Water Swimming
NOC Czech Republic   
GenderMen
Born15 Jan 1995 in Prague, CZE
Height1.84 m
 Human Interest 
Further Personal Information
Family
Daughter Beata [2020]
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
Czech
Higher education
Economics, Management - University of Economics and Management: Prague, CZE
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up the sport at age seven.
Why this sport?
He was inspired by a friend and by his parents.
Club / Team
USK Praha: Czech Republic
Name of coach
Jaroslava Passerova, CZE
General Interest
Nicknames
Mica, Micina (rozhlas.cz, 16 Jun 2013)
Injuries
In 2014 and 2015 he underwent surgery on his knee, shoulder and appendix. (sport.idnes.cz, 14 Jul 2015)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"You have to overcome yourself - that is the real pleasure. If you just want to beat your opponents, you lose taste for the sport." (rozhlas.cz, 04 Dec 2015)
Awards and honours
He was named the 2011 Czech Republic Junior Swimmer of the Year. (swimcoachesafrica.com, 01 Jan 2012)
Other sports
He has competed in open water swimming at national level. (idnes.cz, 05 Jul 2020)

 Competition Highlights
Olympic Games
Rank Year Venue Event Result
23 2021 Tokyo, JPN 1500m Freestyle 15:17.71
28 2021 Tokyo, JPN 800m Freestyle 7:59.04
Heats 2016 Rio de Janeiro, BRA 400m Freestyle 3:49.97
Heats 2016 Rio de Janeiro, BRA 1500m Freestyle 14:58.69
24 2012 London, ENG 1500m Freestyle 15:29.34
World Championships
Rank Year Venue Event Result
Heats 2019 Gwangju, KOR 1500m Freestyle 14:59.05
Heats 2019 Gwangju, KOR 800m Freestyle 7:48.93
Heats 2017 Budapest, HUN 400m Freestyle 3:53.06
Heats 2017 Budapest, HUN 800m Freestyle 7:56.71
8 2017 Budapest, HUN 1500m Freestyle 15:09.28
Heats 2015 Kazan, RUS 800m Freestyle 8:05.76
Heats 2015 Kazan, RUS 1500m Freestyle 15:22.16
Heats 2015 Kazan, RUS 400m Freestyle 3:53.79
World Championships Short Course
Rank Year Venue Event Result
Heats 2021 Abu Dhabi, UAE 1500m Freestyle 14:54.55
Heats 2021 Abu Dhabi, UAE 400m Freestyle 3:46.68
6 2018 Hangzhou, CHN 1500m Freestyle 14:27.73
Heats 2018 Hangzhou, CHN 400m Freestyle 3:42.31
10 2016 Windsor, ON, CAN 1500m Freestyle 14:43.30 
Heats 2016 Windsor, ON, CAN 400m Freestyle 3:47.47
Heats 2016 Windsor, ON, CAN 4 x 200m Freestyle Relay  
10 2014 Doha, QAT 1500m Freestyle 14:41.54
Heats 2014 Doha, QAT 400m Freestyle 3:43.50
Heats 2014 Doha, QAT 4 x 200m Freestyle Relay 7:05.49
European Championships
Rank Year Venue Event Result
Heats 2021 Budapest, HUN 1500m Freestyle 15:28.10
Heats 2021 Budapest, HUN 400m Freestyle 3:57.62
Heats 2021 Budapest, HUN 800m Freestyle 8:07.60
8 2018 Glasgow, SCO 1500m Freestyle 14:59.49
5 2018 Glasgow, SCO 800m Freestyle 7:49.73
6 2018 Glasgow, SCO 400m Freestyle 3:48.46
4 2016 London, ENG 800m Freestyle 7:50.38
5 2016 London, ENG 1500m Freestyle 14:58.73
Heats 2016 London, ENG 400m Freestyle 3:49.46
Heats 2014 Berlin, GER 1500m Freestyle 15:13.11
5 2014 Berlin, GER 800m Freestyle 7:52.19
7 2014 Berlin, GER 400m Freestyle 3:48.57
Heats 2014 Berlin, GER 4 x 200m Freestyle Relay 7:28.21
Heats 2012 Debrecen, HUN 1500m Freestyle 15:36.81
European Championships Short Course
Rank Year Venue Event Result
7 2019 Glasgow, SCO 1500m Freestyle 14:38.81
Heats 2019 Glasgow, SCO 400m Freestyle 3:43.34
Heats 2017 Copenhagen, DEN 400m Freestyle 3:44.63
6 2017 Copenhagen, DEN 1500m Freestyle 14:37.13
4 2015 Netanya, ISR 1500m Freestyle 14:35.11
7 2015 Netanya, ISR 400m Freestyle 3:41.67
Heats 2013 Herning, DEN 400m Freestyle 3:51.94
  2013 Herning, DEN 1500m Freestyle  DNS
Heats 2013 Herning, DEN 200m Freestyle  DNS
11 2012 Chartres, FRA 1500m Freestyle 14:59.12
World Cup
Rank Year Venue Event Result
2 2019 Budapest, HUN 1500m Freestyle 15:03.19
3 2019 Budapest, HUN 400m Freestyle 3:50.83
3 2019 Doha, QAT 400m Freestyle 3:50.20
2 2019 Doha, QAT 1500m Freestyle 14:58.30
4 2016 Berlin, GER 400m Freestyle 3:46.08
2 2016 Berlin, GER 1500m Freestyle 14:40.17
4 2016 Paris, FRA 400m Freestyle 3:45.61