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Petra WEBER
Sport Swimming
NOC Czech Republic   
GenderWomen
Born16 Aug 1986 in Ceská Lípa, TCH
Height1.68 m
 Human Interest 
Further Personal Information
Family
Husband Jan Weber, daughter Lilli [2019]
Other names
Petra Chocova
Occupation
Fitness Instructor
Languages
Czech, English
Higher education
Economics, Physical Education - Jan Evangelista Purkyne University: Ústí nad Labem, CZE
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
She took up swimming at age five.
Why this sport?
Her father was a swim coach. "My father started to train me when I was five years old. He didn't even ask if I wanted to learn."
Club / Team
PK Ceska Lipa: Czech Republic
International Debut
Year
2002
Competing for
Czech Republic
General Interest
Most influential person in career
Her father. (arenashop.cz, 25 Aug 2020)
Injuries
She has been troubled by shoulder injuries during her career. (ihned.cz, 24 Jul 2013)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Live every day to the fullest as if it were your last." (NOC, 23 Jul 2012)
Famous relatives
Her husband Jan Weber has been a world and European champion in freestyle footbag. He has also been Czech champion in freestyle football. (ceskolipsky.denik.cz, 12 Dec 2018; honzaweber.com, 25 Sep 2018)
Other information
MOTHERHOOD
She gave birth to a daughter in 2019. She missed the 2019 World Championships in Gwangju, Republic of Korea, as a result of the pregnancy and contemplated retiring from competition. She decided to continue in the sport, and in 2021 she said she did not want to officially retire before trying to return to competition. "The return will be very difficult. I tell everyone that I'm not going to announce the end of my career from the couch. I just have to look at some races." (liberecky.denik.cz, 12 Feb 2021; ceskatelevize.cz, 23 Jul 2019; denik.cz, 16 Jul 2019)

OCCUPATION
She works as a fitness instructor at a gym in Zbraslav, Czech Republic. (Instagram profile, 05 Jun 2021; Centrum Tresnovka Facebook page, 09 Feb 2019)

OTHER ACTIVITIES
She has served as a member of the city council of Ceska Lipa, Czech Republic. (cus-sportujsnami.cz, 30 Sep 2020, 01 Jan 2020; irozhlas.cz, 07 Oct 2018)

 Competition Highlights
Olympic Games
Rank Year Venue Event Result
24 2012 London, ENG 100m Breaststroke 1:08.59
World Championships
Rank Year Venue Event Result
Heats 2017 Budapest, HUN 50m Breaststroke 31.69
Heats 2015 Kazan, RUS 100m Breaststroke 1:08.09
Semifinal 2015 Kazan, RUS 50m Breaststroke 31.40
Heats 2015 Kazan, RUS 4 x 100m Medley Relay  
Semifinal 2013 Barcelona, ESP 100m Breaststroke 1:08.10
8 2013 Barcelona, ESP 50m Breaststroke  DSQ
Semifinal 2011 Shanghai, CHN 100m Breaststroke 1:08.40
Semifinal 2011 Shanghai, CHN 50m Breaststroke 31.75
Heat 2009 Rome, ITA 4 x 100m Medley Relay  
Heat 2009 Rome, ITA 200m Breaststroke 2:28.37
Heat 2009 Rome, ITA 100m Breaststroke 1:10.64
Heat 2009 Rome, ITA 50m Breaststroke 31.69
20 2005 Montreal, CAN 50m Breaststroke 33.01 
29 2005 Montreal, CAN 200m Breaststroke 2:35.98 
Heat 2005 Montreal, CAN 4 x 100m Medley Relay 4:17.20
World Championships Short Course
Rank Year Venue Event Result
Semifinal 2018 Hangzhou, CHN 50m Breaststroke 30.42
7 2018 Hangzhou, CHN 4 x 50m Medley Relay 1:46.17
Heats 2016 Windsor, ON, CAN 50m Breaststroke 30.89
Heats 2016 Windsor, ON, CAN 100m Breaststroke 1:07.61
Heats 2016 Windsor, ON, CAN 4 x 50m Medley Relay  
Heats 2014 Doha, QAT 50m Breaststroke 30.87
Heats 2014 Doha, QAT 100m Breaststroke 1:06.43
Heats 2014 Doha, QAT 4 x 100m Medley Relay 3:57.11
8 2012 Istanbul, TUR 100m Breaststroke 1:06.12
6 2012 Istanbul, TUR 50m Breaststroke 30.10
Semifinal 2010 Dubai, UAE 50m Breaststroke 30.98
Heats 2010 Dubai, UAE 100m Breaststroke 1:07.65
19 2006 Shanghai, CHN 50m Breaststroke 32.66
28 2006 Shanghai, CHN 50m Butterfly 28.62
15 2006 Shanghai, CHN 200m Breaststroke 2:31.56
21 2006 Shanghai, CHN 100m Breaststroke 1:11.37
European Championships
Rank Year Venue Event Result
Heats 2018 Glasgow, SCO 50m Breaststroke 32.35
8 2016 London, ENG 50m Breaststroke 31.63
Semifinal 2016 London, ENG 100m Breaststroke 1:08.35
Heats 2016 London, ENG 200m Breaststroke 2:32.45
Heats 2014 Berlin, GER 200m Breaststroke 2:31.62
6 2014 Berlin, GER 50m Breaststroke 31.13
7 2014 Berlin, GER 100m Breaststroke 1:08.11
1 2012 Debrecen, HUN 50m Breaststroke 31.25
Semifinal 2012 Debrecen, HUN 100m Breaststroke 1:09.00
Heats 2010 Budapest, HUN 50m Butterfly 28.27
Semifinal 2010 Budapest, HUN 200m Breaststroke 2:31.83
9 2010 Budapest, HUN 50m Breaststroke 31.84 
Semifinal 2010 Budapest, HUN 100m Breaststroke 1:10.27
Heats 2008 Eindhoven, NED 200m Breaststroke 2:37.11
Heats 2008 Eindhoven, NED 50m Breaststroke 32.72
Heats 2008 Eindhoven, NED 100m Breaststroke 1:11.76
Heats 2006 Budapest, HUN 50m Butterfly 28.95
Heats 2006 Budapest, HUN 50m Breaststroke 33.00
Heats 2006 Budapest, HUN 100m Breaststroke 1:12.02
Semi Final 2006 Budapest, HUN 200m Breaststroke 2:33.25
European Championships Short Course
Rank Year Venue Event Result
Heats 2017 Copenhagen, DEN 50m Breaststroke 30.99
Semifinal 2015 Netanya, ISR 50m Breaststroke 30.63
Semifinal 2015 Netanya, ISR 100m Breaststroke 1:06.69
7 2015 Netanya, ISR 4 x 50m Medley Relay 1:48.08
6 2013 Herning, DEN 50m Breaststroke 30.05
10 2013 Herning, DEN 100m Individual Medley 1:01.03
8 2013 Herning, DEN 100m Breaststroke 1:06.32
5 2013 Herning, DEN 4 x 50m Medley Relay 1:47.18
1 2012 Chartres, FRA 50m Breaststroke 30.02
2 2012 Chartres, FRA 100m Breaststroke 1:05.50 
5 2012 Chartres, FRA 4 x 50m Medley Relay 1:40.47 
7 2011 Szczecin, POL 50m Breaststroke 30.88
14 2011 Szczecin, POL 100m Breaststroke 1:07.92
  2011 Szczecin, POL 4 x 50m Medley Relay  DSQ
8 2010 Eindhoven, NED 100m Breaststroke 1:08.38
7 2010 Eindhoven, NED 50m Breaststroke 31.21
8 2010 Eindhoven, NED 4 x 50m Medley Relay 1:51.71
17 2009 Istanbul, TUR 100m Breaststroke 1:07.02
19 2009 Istanbul, TUR 50m Breaststroke 31.07
23 2009 Istanbul, TUR 200m Breaststroke 2:26.20
14 2009 Istanbul, TUR 4 x 50m Medley Relay 1:50.52
10 2008 Rijeka, CRO 50m Breaststroke 31.15
12 2008 Rijeka, CRO 100m Breaststroke 1:07.66
6 2008 Rijeka, CRO 200m Breaststroke 2:25.05
13 2008 Rijeka, CRO 4 x 50m Medley Relay  
38 2005 Trieste, ITA 50m Butterfly 28.73
26 2005 Trieste, ITA 50m Breaststroke 32.77
20 2005 Trieste, ITA 100m Breaststroke 1:10.06
21 2005 Trieste, ITA 200m Breaststroke 2:30.30
12 2005 Trieste, ITA 4 x 50m Medley Relay  
8 2004 Vienna, AUT 50m Breaststroke 32.18
11 2004 Vienna, AUT 100m Breaststroke 1:09.34
20 2004 Vienna, AUT 200m Breaststroke 2:30.72
6 2004 Vienna, AUT 4 x 50m Medley Relay 1:52.38
19 2003 Dublin, IRL 200m Breaststroke 2:30.15
13 2003 Dublin, IRL 50m Breaststroke 32.09
16 2003 Dublin, IRL 100m Breaststroke 1:09.39
10 2003 Dublin, IRL 4 x 50m Medley Relay 1:54.44
14 2002 Riesa, GER 50m Breaststroke 32.24
10 2002 Riesa, GER 200m Breaststroke 2:29.98
6 2002 Riesa, GER 100m Breaststroke 1:08.84
6 2002 Riesa, GER 4 x 50m Medley Relay 1:52.00
23 2001 Antwerp, BEL 50m Breaststroke 32.81
18 2001 Antwerp, BEL 100m Breaststroke 1:09.94
World Cup
Rank Year Venue Event Result
5 2018 Eindhoven, NED 50m Breaststroke 30.37