In Sports News this Monday: Soukup with bronze in biathlon and speed skater Sáblíková with silver reach podium at Winter Olympics in Sochi; snowboarder Pančochová misses out on medal after dramatic fall; and skier Strachová comes ninth in super combined after slalom first place.
Soukup takes first Czech medal in Sochi with biathlon bronze
Sáblíková happy with silver in speed skating 3000m
Snowboarder Pančochová misses out on medal after dramatic fall
Soukalová finishes disappointing 29th in biathlon
Gabriela Soukalová’s pre-Olympics form in the biathlon counted for nothing in Sochi. She missed three targets in the opening round of the sprint and instead of a place on the podium ended way down the field in 29th place.
Koudelka comes 16th in ski jumping final
In ski jumping, Roman Koudelka finished in 16th place in Sunday’s men’s normal hill final. His compatriot Jakub Janda was not far behind in 19th.
Strachová ninth in super combined after first place in slalom
Jágr and other NHL stars arriving in Sochi
Meanwhile, scores of North America-based ice hockey stars have been arriving in Sochi on a number of special chartered flights ahead of their competition, among them the Czech legend Jaromír Jágr. He and his team-mates will take on Sweden in their opening game on Wednesday.