Javelin thrower Jan Zelezny ended fourth at the athletics World Championship in Paris. Czechs are bringing home two medals from the rowing World Championships in Milan, Italy. Both Jiri Novak and Radek Stepanek out of the game at the U.S. Open tennis tournament. In first division, Sparta drew with Slavia 0-0. Slavia Prague midfielder Rudolf Skacel has signed a four-year contract with Olympique Marseille.
Zelezny's fourth place a disappointment in Paris
Czechs bring home two medals from rowing championships
Czechs are bringing home two medals from the rowing World Championships in Milan, Italy, and have secured five places at the Athens Olympics. Ondrej Synek and Milan Dolecek came third in the men's double sculls, and the Czech team Jirka, Hanak, Vitasek and Kopriva won silver in the men's quadruple sculls. In the men's single sculls, Vaclav Chalupa ended fourth, so did his colleague Mirka Knapkova in the women's single sculls. The last time Czech rowers won two medals at a rowing championships was two years ago in Lucerne, Switzerland.
Tennis - both Novak and Stepanek out of the game at U.S. Open
Another Czech in the tournament, Radek Stepanek, was an easy prey for sixth seed Lleyton Hewitt of Australia on Saturday. Stepanek retired injured while trailing 6-1 3-0 in their third-round match. Stepanek took a medical time out to receive treatment on an apparent back strain in the second set. But since Hewitt was passing him with ease, Stepanek decided he could not continue.
Sparta - Slavia: 0-0
Slavia's Skacel to join Olympique Marseille
Slavia Prague midfielder Rudolf Skacel has signed a four-year contract with Olympique Marseille. Skacel, who is 24, will join former Slavia Prague teammate Stepan Vachousek at the French first league club. Skacel started his career at Hradec Kralove before joining Slavia in 2001.