In Sports News this Monday: Šárka Záhrobská takes silver in the slalom at the Alpine World Ski Championships; Martina Sáblíková wins her third race in a row in the Speed Skating World Cup, cementing her overall lead; Radek Štěpánek climbs to 19th in the world rankings after his career fourth title in San Jose, where he also picks up a doubles trophy; and talks on bringing the NHL to Prague again this autumn fall through.
Silver for Záhrobská in slalom at Alpine World Ski Championships
“Today’s event was very difficult. Of course the pressure was intense. When you’re the defending world champion, you try to put it out of your mind but it is there in the background…When I crossed the line I didn’t think I’d be among the medals, though this slalom evidently wasn’t just difficult me but for the others too. Manuela Moelgg and Lindsay Vonn didn’t finish, so that moved me up to second. I’m really glad – it’s amazing.”
Petr Záhrobský is Šárka Záhrobská’s father and trainer.
“Winning three medals in a row – that shows that Šárka’s performance is stable and world class. Now I just expect that medals will come in other disciplines.”
Sáblíková tops podium again in Speed Skating World Cup
Štěpánek takes second title of year and fourth of career in San Jose
No NHL repeat for Prague this autumn
The historic first ever NHL ice hockey games that took place in Prague at the start of this season – with New York Rangers and Tampa Bay Lightning facing each other at the city’s 02 Arena – will not be repeated this coming autumn. The Czech organisers have pulled out of talks on the matter with the NHL, saying they are too busy with other events this year and that the concept is less attractive since the US dollar started regaining strength.