Snowboarder Eva Samková named this year’s best Czech snowsports athlete
Snowboarder Eva Samková received this year’s King of the white trail award (Král bílé stopy) from the Czech Ski and Snowboard Association. The 2014 snowboard cross Olympic champion, was awarded for her overall performance in this year’s FIS Freestyle Ski and Snowboarding World Championships, which included a bronze medal that she won in snowboard cross in Idre.
This is the third time that Eva Samková has received the King of the white trail award. Previous victories came in 2014 and 2019. Samova’s coach Marek Jelínek, who also trains the Czech snowboard team, was awarded the Coach of the year award. Meanwhile, 16-year-old acrobatic skier Matěj Švancer took home the Junior of the year award and the Best acrobatic skier award. This year’s awards also saw Karolína Indráčková become the first ever woman to win the Ski jumper of the year award.