In Sports News this Monday: Slavia Prague start title defence with shaky win; Bohemians spoil the party for Sparta with late equaliser; and extreme diver Navrátil takes first Czech medal at World Swimming Championships since 2003.
Altintop converts penalty as Slavia start title defence with shaky win
“I don’t know why, but we started to get scared. We lost the ball a lot and the game didn’t develop as we would have liked. We lacked a second goal to calm our nerves. But still, even though we just won 1:0 we’ve got the three points, so I think we have to be satisfied.”
Lafata scores 200th league goal but Bohemians spoil Sparta’s party
“It was a wonderful welcome, an emotional moment for me. I have to thank the people for the welcome they gave me. It could have been a wonderful evening for us, but of course the climax of the game destroyed all that. But I have to say Bohemians deserved the point, because they played well.”
Plzeň cruise past Dukla, Baroš scores on Ostrava return
Elsewhere Viktoria Plzeň beat Dukla Prague 4:0, with all of those strikes coming in the first half of that encounter. And Baník Ostrava beat Brno 3:1 away, with Milan Baroš immediately getting on the scoresheet after his latest return to his boyhood club.
Extreme diver Navrátil takes silver at Budapest World Championships
“I’m really glad that it worked out. I wanted to reach the podium but didn’t dare hope. It was very tense, very dramatic to the last round, to the last dive, because each dive counts. I couldn’t afford a single mistake as that would have cost me a place on the podium."
A World Championship but not Olympic discipline, extreme diving is done from a board an incredible 47 metres above the ground.