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Barbora SEEMANOVÁ
Sport Swimming
NOC Czech Republic   
GenderWomen
Born01 Apr 2000 in Prague, CZE
Height1.76 m
 Human Interest 
Further Personal Information
Residence
Prague, CZE
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
Czech, English
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
She took up the sport at age seven.
Club / Team
SK Motorlet: Prague, CZE
Name of coach
Petra Skabova [personal], CZE
Training Regime
She has three training sessions a day.
General Interest
Nicknames
Bajina, Bara (isport.blesk.cz, 21 Jul 2021; baku2015.com, 26 Jun 2015)
Hobbies
Spending time with family, going for coffee with friends, going to the cinema. (isport.blesk.cz, 06 Jul 2019)
Hero / Idol
Hungarian swimmer Katinka Hosszu. (olympic.cz, 01 Aug 2016)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Life is not about how many times you fall, but about how many times you stand up and go on." (olympic.cz, 01 Aug 2016)
Awards and honours
In 2018 she was named Czech Junior Athlete of the Year by the Czech Sports Journalists Association. (sportfoto.media, 24 Apr 2019; swimswam.com, 20 Jul 2019)

In 2015 she was named Junior Swimmer of the Year in the Czech Republic. (sport.aktualne.cz, 26 Jan 2016)
Milestones
She became the first female Czech swimmer to swim the 100m freestyle in under 55 seconds when she recorded a time of 54.97 in the event at the 2016 European Junior Championships in Hodmezovasarhely, Hungary. (swimswam.com, 07 Jul 2016)

She became the first female Czech swimmer to swim the 200m freestyle in under two minutes when she recorded a time of 1:59.47 in the event at the 2016 Czech Cup in Prague, Czech Republic. (swimswam.com, 07 Jun 2016)

 Competition Highlights
Olympic Games
Rank Year Venue Event Result
6 2021 Tokyo, JPN 200m Freestyle 1:55.45
21 2021 Tokyo, JPN 100m Freestyle 53.98
21 2021 Tokyo, JPN 50m Freestyle 24.92
Heats 2021 Tokyo, JPN 4 x 100m Freestyle Relay  
Heats 2016 Rio de Janeiro, BRA 200m Freestyle 2:00.26
Heats 2016 Rio de Janeiro, BRA 4 x 100m Medley Relay  
World Championships
Rank Year Venue Event Result
Heats 2019 Gwangju, KOR 400m Freestyle 4:09.73
Semifinal 2019 Gwangju, KOR 200m Freestyle 1:57.16
Heats 2019 Gwangju, KOR 100m Freestyle 54.62
Heats 2019 Gwangju, KOR 4 x 100m Freestyle Relay  
World Championships Short Course
Rank Year Venue Event Result
Heats 2021 Abu Dhabi, UAE 200m Freestyle 1:54.75
Heats 2021 Abu Dhabi, UAE 50m Butterfly  DNS
Heats 2021 Abu Dhabi, UAE 100m Freestyle  DNS
Heats 2021 Abu Dhabi, UAE 50m Freestyle  DNS
8 2018 Hangzhou, CHN 200m Freestyle 1:54.82
Heats 2018 Hangzhou, CHN 50m Freestyle 24.76
6 2018 Hangzhou, CHN 100m Freestyle 52.46
7 2018 Hangzhou, CHN 4 x 50m Freestyle Relay 1:38.24
26 2016 Windsor, ON, CAN 200m Freestyle 1:58.62 
23 2016 Windsor, ON, CAN 100m Freestyle 54.59 
30 2016 Windsor, ON, CAN 50m Butterfly 27.36 
29 2016 Windsor, ON, CAN 50m Freestyle 25.27 
Heats 2016 Windsor, ON, CAN 4 x 200m Freestyle Relay  
Heats 2016 Windsor, ON, CAN 4 x 50m Medley Relay 1:42.00
Heats 2016 Windsor, ON, CAN 4 x 50m Medley Relay  
European Championships
Rank Year Venue Event Result
8 2021 Budapest, HUN 50m Freestyle 24.67
7 2021 Budapest, HUN 100m Freestyle 53.74
1 2021 Budapest, HUN 200m Freestyle 1:56.27
Heats 2021 Budapest, HUN 4 x 100m Medley Relay  
Heats 2021 Budapest, HUN 4 x 100m Medley Relay  
European Championships Short Course
Rank Year Venue Event Result
4 2021 Kazan, RUS 100m Freestyle 52.23
Semifinal 2021 Kazan, RUS 50m Freestyle 24.34
2 2021 Kazan, RUS 200m Freestyle 1:53.58
Heats 2019 Glasgow, SCO 400m Freestyle 4:07.79
5 2019 Glasgow, SCO 200m Freestyle 1:53.83
Semifinal 2019 Glasgow, SCO 100m Freestyle 53.19
Heats 2017 Copenhagen, DEN 100m Freestyle 54.88
Heats 2017 Copenhagen, DEN 200m Freestyle 1:57.79
Semifinal 2017 Copenhagen, DEN 50m Freestyle 24.57
Heats 2017 Copenhagen, DEN 4 x 50m Medley Relay  
Heats 2017 Copenhagen, DEN 4 x 50m Medley Relay  
Heats 2015 Netanya, ISR 200m Freestyle 1:59.87
Heats 2015 Netanya, ISR 100m Freestyle 54.71
Heats 2015 Netanya, ISR 50m Freestyle 25.63
Heats 2015 Netanya, ISR 4 x 50m Freestyle Relay 1:41.31
Heats 2015 Netanya, ISR 4 x 50m Freestyle Relay 1:35.43
World Cup
Rank Year Venue Event Result
1 2019 Berlin, GER 400m Freestyle 4:10.06
6 2019 Berlin, GER 50m Freestyle 25.72
1 2019 Berlin, GER 200m Freestyle 1:58.78
5 2019 Berlin, GER 100m Freestyle 55.13
6 2018 Eindhoven, NED 200m Freestyle 1:56.25