In Sports News this Monday: the Czech Republic’s tennis player of the year is…the country’s whole Davis Cup team; the Czech women’s floorball team reach the last four at the World Championship for the first time, but come home empty handed; speed skater Martina Sáblíková wins a World Cup 3000m race in her second best time; and Sparta and Slavia face their last games of 2009 in football’s Europa League, though only the former have something to play for.
Whole Davis Cup team takes tennis player of year award
“No, absolutely not. Quite the opposite. Maybe it looks strange, but speaking for myself I think that you always celebrate any success you achieve with a team more than success you experience alone. You celebrate it more, you enjoy it more and have what I might call greater team joy.”
Women’s floorball team reach last four at World Championships for first time
The Czech women’s floorball team notched up a first when they reached the last four of their sport’s World Championships in Sweden’s Vaesteras last week. Unfortunately, they lost 1-5 to Switzerland in the semi-final, before later being beaten 3-1 by Finland in a match to decide third place. But the coach of the Czech floorball team Jaroslav Marx said he was content enough, all things considered.
“We’re disappointed that we didn’t manage to win a medal. But from my point of view, when I look at things with even a tiny bit of distance I have to say I’m not disappointed with how we played at the Championship. We gave our all, and I’m satisfied with how our players approached every game.”