Věra Suchánková

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Věra Suchánková
Personal information
Alternative names Věra Suchánková-Hamplová
Country represented Czechoslovakia
Born (1932-10-29)29 October 1932
Pardubice, Czechoslovakia
Died 12 February 2004(2004-02-12) (aged 71)
Pila, Karlovy Vary District, Czech Republic
Partner Zdeněk Doležal
Skating club Rapid Pardubice
Retired 1958

Věra Suchánková-Hamplová (29 October 1932 – 12 February 2004) was a Czech pair skater who competed internationally for Czechoslovakia. With her skating partner, Zdeněk Doležal, she was the 1958 World silver medalist[1] and a two-time European champion (1957, 1958).[2] They represented Czechoslovakia at the 1956 Winter Olympics and placed 8th.[3]

Suchánková was born on 29 October 1932 in Pardubice.[4] Her sports club was Rapid Pardubice.[5] She also played tennis, winning a national junior-level tournament in 1951.[6] After retiring from competition, she worked as a skating coach in Karlovy Vary.[7] She died on 12 February 2004 in Pila, Karlovy Vary District.[7][8] In 2016, Pardubice named Suchánková as one of the athletes to be included in the city's planned sports hall of fame.[9]

Results[edit]

(with Zdeněk Doležal)

International
Event 1951 1952 1954 1955 1956 1957 1958
Winter Olympics 8th
World Championships 6th 2nd
European Championships 2nd 5th 1st 1st
National
Czechoslovak Champ. 2nd 3rd 3rd 1st 1st 1st

References[edit]

  1. ^ "World Championships: Pairs" (PDF). International Skating Union. Archived from the original (PDF) on 10 July 2007. 
  2. ^ "European Championships: Pairs" (PDF). International Skating Union. Archived from the original (PDF) on 12 April 2007. 
  3. ^ "Věra Suchánková". Sports Reference. Archived from the original on 4 December 2016. 
  4. ^ "Věra Suchánková". Czech Olympic Committee. Archived from the original on 23 September 2016. 
  5. ^ "Historie Krasobruslařského klubu Pardubice" [History of Pardubice figure skating club] (in Czech). Krasobruslařský klub Pardubice. Archived from the original on 14 April 2017. 
  6. ^ Brož, Radovan (28 February 2015). "Devadesát let Pardubické Juniorky" [90 years of Pardubická juniorka]. Klub přátel Pardubice (in Czech). Archived from the original on 14 April 2017. 
  7. ^ a b "Věra Suchánková-Hamplová". osobnosti.cz. Retrieved 14 April 2017. 
  8. ^ "Pardubice: 12. února 2004 zemřela pardubická rodačka Věra Suchánková, krasobruslařka" [Pardubice's Věra Suchánková, figure skater, died on 12 January 2004] (in Czech). Deník. 12 February 2014. Archived from the original on 4 March 2016. Retrieved 17 August 2015. 
  9. ^ Koubková, Iveta (7 November 2016). "Pardubice budou mít svou „síň" slávy" [Pardubice to have its own hall of fame]. pardubice.eu (in Czech). Archived from the original on 14 April 2017.