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Kristýna HORSKÁ
Sport Swimming
NOC Czech Republic   
GenderWomen
Born30 Sep 1997
Height1.70 m
 Human Interest 
Further Personal Information
Residence
Prague, CZE
Occupation
Athlete, Coach
Languages
Czech, English
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
She took up swimming and artistic swimming in kindergarten. She began focusing on swimming at age 15.
Why this sport?
She practised both swimming and artistic swimming growing up. She had to abandon artistic swimming due to a shoulder problem. "My mother brought me to swimming, she taught children how to swim. Then I did gymnastics for about four years. But I didn't like it and I went back to the pool. Not for swimming, but for artistic swimming. When I was in eighth grade, there was a turning point and I had to choose. At junior level, I already covered both sports a lot, and I had problems with my shoulder. So then I chose swimming because I was always more into speed sports than grace."
Club / Team
Slavie VS Plzen: Czech Republic
Name of coach
Petra Skabova [club], CZE
Training Regime
She includes kickboxing in her training schedule.
General Interest
Nicknames
Kita (Facebook profile, 19 Oct 2021)
Hobbies
Running, reading. (swimaholic.cz, 10 Jul 2019)
Other information
RIO DISAPPOINTMENT
She made her Olympic debut at the 2020 Games in Tokyo, having missed out on a place on the Czech team for Rio 2016 despite meeting the qualifying standard. "I wanted to quit swimming after the 2016 Olympic Games. I had met the A standard, but I did not go. I was the third in the list, and a country could only be represented by two swimmers in one discipline. I was unlucky, sad, and disappointed. The feeling that when you reached your goal, you qualified, but couldn't go, it was something you hope never happens to you as a top athlete. It was a difficult time for me, I was disappointed for a long time and had to look for new motivation. It took me almost a year before I started to like swimming again." (plzen.cz, 09 Nov 2021; plzensky.denik.cz, 04 Nov 2020; swimaholic.cz, 10 Jul 2019; czechswimming.cz, 29 May 2016)

 Competition Highlights
Olympic Games
Rank Year Venue Event Result
16 2021 Tokyo, JPN 200m Individual Medley 2:12.85
19 2021 Tokyo, JPN 200m Breaststroke 2:25.03
Heats 2021 Tokyo, JPN 4 x 100m Freestyle Relay  
World Championships
Rank Year Venue Event Result
Heats 2022 Budapest, HUN 100m Breaststroke 1:09.39
20 2022 Budapest, HUN 200m Individual Medley 2:15.04
15 2022 Budapest, HUN 200m Breaststroke 2:27.87
World Championships Short Course
Rank Year Venue Event Result
Heats 2021 Abu Dhabi, UAE 400m Individual Medley 4:39.90
Heats 2021 Abu Dhabi, UAE 100m Individual Medley 1:00.31
8 2021 Abu Dhabi, UAE 200m Breaststroke 2:20.70
Heats 2021 Abu Dhabi, UAE 200m Individual Medley 2:10.16
Heats 2018 Hangzhou, CHN 200m Individual Medley 2:10.36
Heats 2018 Hangzhou, CHN 100m Individual Medley 1:01.60
Heats 2018 Hangzhou, CHN 200m Breaststroke 2:26.17
21 2016 Windsor, ON, CAN 100m Individual Medley 1:02.18 
Heats 2016 Windsor, ON, CAN 400m Individual Medley 4:47.22
European Championships
Rank Year Venue Event Result
  2022 Rome, ITA 100m Breaststroke  
Heats 2021 Budapest, HUN 200m Individual Medley 2:14.99
Heats 2021 Budapest, HUN 100m Breaststroke 1:09.64
Semifinal 2021 Budapest, HUN 200m Breaststroke 2:26.11
Heats 2021 Budapest, HUN 4 x 100m Medley Relay  
Semifinal 2018 Glasgow, SCO 200m Individual Medley 2:15.69
Heats 2018 Glasgow, SCO 100m Breaststroke 1:11.80
Heats 2016 London, ENG 400m Individual Medley 4:50.71
Semifinal 2016 London, ENG 200m Individual Medley 2:15.31
European Championships Short Course
Rank Year Venue Event Result
5 2021 Kazan, RUS 200m Individual Medley 2:08.95
7 2021 Kazan, RUS 400m Individual Medley 4:36.31
4 2021 Kazan, RUS 200m Breaststroke 2:19.89
Heats 2019 Glasgow, SCO 400m Individual Medley 4:38.59
Heats 2019 Glasgow, SCO 200m Breaststroke 2:25.66
8 2019 Glasgow, SCO 200m Individual Medley 2:10.08
Semifinal 2019 Glasgow, SCO 100m Individual Medley 1:00.52
Heats 2017 Copenhagen, DEN 200m Breaststroke 2:27.42
6 2017 Copenhagen, DEN 200m Individual Medley 2:09.80
Semifinal 2017 Copenhagen, DEN 100m Individual Medley 1:00.61
Heats 2017 Copenhagen, DEN 4 x 50m Medley Relay  
Heats 2015 Netanya, ISR 200m Individual Medley 2:12.33
Heats 2015 Netanya, ISR 400m Individual Medley 4:39.87
Heats 2015 Netanya, ISR 100m Individual Medley 1:01.40
World Cup
Rank Year Venue Event Result
36 2021   Overall Ranking  
6 2021 Berlin, GER 100m Breaststroke 1:06.70
1 2021 Berlin, GER 200m Breaststroke 2:21.07
3 2021 Berlin, GER 400m Individual Medley 4:35.47
3 2021 Berlin, GER 200m Individual Medley 2:09.62
4 2019 Berlin, GER 200m Breaststroke 2:30.98
4 2019 Berlin, GER 400m Individual Medley 4:48.56
6 2019 Berlin, GER 200m Individual Medley 2:15.16