In Sports News this Monday: Dukla Prague win Mayor’s Eights rowing race for 35th time in succession; shooter Emmons comes second in World Cup on return from maternity leave; Chelsea sending Kalas on loan yet again; and Kvitová cuts ties with fitness coach after split from Štěpánek.
Dukla take top rowing prize for 35th time in row
“Basically, when Ondřej Synek is in your boat it’s a guarantee that the crew is top quality. So I was convinced from the beginning that our boat would rank among the favourites, or the biggest favourite. And Dukla is the perhaps best team in the country, so we should win – and will win in future.”
Shooter Emmons makes successful return from maternity leave
“When there were only the two of us left I knew the worst result would be silver, which was great. It almost worked out. A bit more patience wouldn’t have done me any harm, but I’m not complaining – it was excellent.”
Emmons’s impressive return from maternity leave came hot on the heels of a similar comeback from athlete Barbora Špotáková on Thursday. But the latter went one better, topping the podium in the javelin at a Diamond League meeting in Rome in her return at international level.
Kalas being loaned out again by Chelsea
Despite impressing for Chelsea towards the end of last season, Czech soccer defender Tomáš Kalas is again being sent out on loan by the London club. The 21-year-old international is reported to be on his way to Bundesliga side Cologne for one season. Kalas was previously farmed out to the Dutch club Arnhem for two seasons.