In Sports news this Monday: Eva Samková wins her first World Cup title in snowboardcross; Four Czechs through in Miami Open; Czechs go third in World Cup group after 6:0 victory over San Marino; Czech skier Kateřina Smutná takes silver in Årefjällsloppet.
Samková wins first world cup title in snowboardcross
“It’s absolutely great. I am really happy. I even feel a bit sentimental, which I usually don’t. I really wished for this to happen and I am glad we all managed to achieve it. The race went fine and everyone worked very hard today.”
Samková is the second Czech snowboarder to win a World Cup this season, with Ester Ledecká securing the big Crystal Globe in the Snowboard World Cup’s parallel giant slalom.
Four Czechs remain in Miami Open
Czechs go third in group after 6:0 victory over San Marino
“In such a game, everyone expects you to win but even these seemingly easy matches sometimes remain undecided till the very last moment. So I am happy that we decided the outcome already in the first half.”
The win puts the Czechs third in the group, two points behind Northern Ireland and seven behind group leaders Germany who have a full 15 points from five starts. The Czech team needs to win all their remaining group games to secure second place and the chance of qualifying for Russia.
Czech skier Kateřina Smutná takes silver in Årefjällsloppet
Czech skier Kateřina Smutná on Saturday took the silver in the women’s 55-kilometre race in Sweden’s Årefjällsloppet, which is part of the Ski Classic series. Smutná finished just two seconds behind the winner Britta Johansson Norgren of Sweden. Smutná has won five races in the series this year, including the Jizerská 50, a 50-kilometre race held in the Jizerské mountains near Liberec.