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Jan CEJKA
Sport Swimming
NOC Czech Republic   
GenderMen
Born29 May 2001 in Pardubice, CZE
Height1.87 m
 Human Interest 
Further Personal Information
Residence
Pardubice, CZE
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
Czech
Sport Specific Information
Why this sport?
He followed his parents into water sports. His father used to be a breaststroke specialist, while his mother did deep diving and has worked as a swimming coach. "I started with her for a year. Then sometime in the first grade, I advanced to the racing group where we had more training and swimming was more serious."
Club / Team
SCPA Pardubice: Czech Republic
Name of coach
Martin Kratochvil
General Interest
Nicknames
Honza (irozhlas.cz, 20 Oct 2019)
Memorable sporting achievement
Qualifying for the 2020 Olympic Games. (denik.cz, 21 May 2021)
Hero / Idol
US swimmers Michael Phelps and Aaron Peirsol. (cnn.iprima.cz, 27 Jul 2021)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"We don't focus on just one discipline in training, but we try to pay comprehensive attention to everything. The coach says that if I want to be fast at 200m I have to swim fast at 50m. That's why I'm able to swim all the distances well." (idnes.cz, 22 Dec 2019)

 Competition Highlights
Olympic Games
Rank Year Venue Event Result
30 2021 Tokyo, JPN 100m Backstroke 54.69
18 2021 Tokyo, JPN 200m Backstroke 1:58.02
World Championships
Rank Year Venue Event Result
14 2022 Budapest, HUN 200m Backstroke 1:59.28
Heats 2022 Budapest, HUN 100m Backstroke 55.22
Heats 2022 Budapest, HUN 50m Backstroke 25.89
World Championships Short Course
Rank Year Venue Event Result
5 2021 Abu Dhabi, UAE 200m Backstroke 1:49.93
Semifinal 2021 Abu Dhabi, UAE 50m Backstroke 23.40
Heats 2021 Abu Dhabi, UAE 100m Backstroke 51.50
European Championships
Rank Year Venue Event Result
Heats 2021 Budapest, HUN 400m Individual Medley  DNS
Semifinal 2021 Budapest, HUN 200m Backstroke 1:57.43
Heats 2021 Budapest, HUN 50m Backstroke 25.29
Semifinal 2021 Budapest, HUN 100m Backstroke 54.03
Heats 2021 Budapest, HUN 4 x 100m Medley Relay  
European Championships Short Course
Rank Year Venue Event Result
Heats 2019 Glasgow, SCO 100m Backstroke 52.84
Heats 2019 Glasgow, SCO 200m Backstroke 1:56.49
Heats 2019 Glasgow, SCO 50m Backstroke 24.39