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List of the greatest Olympic athletes from Czech Republic, with photos when available. These are the best Czech Olympians of all time who have had the honor of representing their country at the prestigious Olympic games. Czech athletes from every era all have their place in the Olympic history books, but which Czech Olympian is the best of them all? You can decide who the greatest Olympic competitor from Czech Republic is by how many medals they took back to their country, but that isn't the only factor that comes into play when considering who the best really is.

This list below has a variety of athletes, like Kamila Rajdlová and Robert Reichel, in it.

This list answers the questions, "Who is the best Czech Olympian of all time?" and "Who are the greatest Olympians from Czech Republic?"

America, Russia and Great Britain have the most Olympic medals out of every country that has been represented in the Olympics, but it doesn't mean that Olympic competitors from other nations don't deserve accolades as well. Vote for your favorite Czech Republic Olympic athletes on this list, and downvote the ones that you don't think had a huge impact on Czech Republic.

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Martina Sáblíková is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Czech Republic
Martina Sáblíková Women's 5000 m, Women's 3000 m, Women's 1500m Martina Sáblíková is a Czech speedskater, specializing in long distance races. She is an Olympic gold medal winner and a multiple World champion. She became the first Czech ...more

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Kateřina Neumannová is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Czech Republic
Shirley Tessle added Kateřina Neumannová

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Roman Šebrle is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Czech Republic
Roman Šebrle Men's Decathlon Roman Šebrle is an athlete from the Czech Republic. He is considered to be one of the best decathlon athletes of all time. Originally a high jumper, he competes in decathlon and heptathlon for ...more

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Jan Železný is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Czech Republic
Ari Aries added Jan Železný Men's Javelin throw Jan Železný is a Czech javelin thrower, world and Olympic champion and world record holder. He holds the top five javelin performances of all time.

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Robert Reichel is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Czech Republic
Robert Reichel Men's Ice Hockey Robert Reichel is a Czech former professional ice hockey centre and coach. He began his career with HC Litvínov of the Czechoslovak First Ice Hockey League; his 49 goals in 1989–90 was ...more

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Emil Zátopek is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Czech Republic
Ari Aries added Emil Zátopek Men's Athletics, 10000m, Men's Athletics Emil Zátopek was a Czechoslovak long-distance runner best known for winning three gold medals at the 1952 Summer Olympics in Helsinki. He won gold in the 5000 metres and 10,000 metres ...more

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Dominik Hašek is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Czech Republic
Ari Aries added Dominik Hašek Men's Ice Hockey Dominik Hašek is a retired Czech ice hockey goaltender. In his 16-season National Hockey League career, he played for the Chicago Blackhawks, Buffalo Sabres, Detroit Red Wings and the Ottawa ...more

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Štěpánka Hilgertov&aacu... is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Czech Republic
Shirley Tessle added Štěpánka Hilgertová

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Aleš Hemský is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Czech Republic
Aleš Hemský Men's Ice Hockey Aleš Hemský is a Czech professional ice hockey player currently playing for the Dallas Stars of the National Hockey League. He was previously a member of the Edmonton Oilers, who selected ...more

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Kateřina Emmons is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Czech Republic
Kateřina Emmons Women's 10m air rifle, Women's 50m rifle 3 positions Kateřina Emmons, née Kůrková is a female Czech sport shooter who competed in the 2004 Summer Olympics, where she won a bronze medal, and the 2008 Summer Olympics, where she won her ...more

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Martin Doktor is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Czech Republic
Shirley Tessle added Martin Doktor Men's C-1 1000m (canoe single), Men's C-1 500m (canoe single) Martin Doktor is the Czech Republic's best-known sprint canoer. He was double Olympic champion in the Canadian canoe C-1 discipline at the 1996 Summer Olympics in Atlanta. During the 1996 games, ...more

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Tomáš Vokoun is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Czech Republic
Tomáš Vokoun Men's Ice Hockey Tomáš Vokoun is a retired Czech professional ice hockey goaltender. He played in the National Hockey League for the Pittsburgh Penguins, Washington Capitals, Florida Panthers, Nashville ...more

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Nikola Sudova is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Czech Republic
Nikola Sudova Nikola Sudova is a freestyle skier.

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Roman Čechmánek is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Czech Republic
Roman Čechmánek Roman Čechmánek is a former Czech professional ice hockey goaltender. He played professionally in the United States, Czech Republic, and Germany. He was born in Gottwaldov,

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Aleš Valenta is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Czech Republic
Ari Aries added Aleš Valenta Men's Aerials Aleš Valenta is a Czech freestyle skier who participates in aerials. On February 19, 2002, he won the Winter Olympics gold medal in the freestyle aerials competition where he succeeded to ...more

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Lukáš Bauer is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Czech Republic
Lukáš Bauer Men's Cross-Country, 15 km, Men's 4x10 km Relay Lukáš Bauer is a Czech cross country skier who has competed since 1996. He is different from Lukas Bauer, a German national volleyball player. On 17 February 2006 he won the Winter ...more

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Jiří Magál is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Czech Republic
Jiří Magál Men's 4x10 km Relay Jiří Magál is a Czech cross-country skier. Magál has appeared in four Winter Olympics and at every World Championship since 1999.

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Eva Vrabcová-Nývltová is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Czech Republic
Eva Vrabcová-Nývltová Eva Nývltová is a Czech cross country skier who has competed at the top-level since 2005. Competing in two Winter Olympics, she earned her best finish of 13th in the 4 x 5 km relay ...more

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Martin Koukal is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Czech Republic
Martin Koukal Men's 4x10 km Relay Martin Koukal is a Czech cross-country skier and mountaineer who has been competing since 1996. He won two medals at the FIS Nordic World Ski Championships with gold in 50 km and a bronze in the ...more

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Sarka Sudova is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Czech Republic
Sarka Sudova Sarka Sudova is a freestyle skier.

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Šárka Strachová is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Czech Republic
Šárka Strachová Women's Slalom Šárka Strachová is a Czech World Cup alpine ski racer. Born in Benecko, she specializes in the slalom event. Strachová is the first alpine racer representing the Czech ...more

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Pavel Churavý is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Czech Republic
Pavel Churavý Pavel Churavý is a Czech Nordic combined skier who has competed since 1999. Competing in three Winter Olympics, he earned his best finish of fifth in the 10 km individual large hill event ...more

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Věra Čáslavská is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Czech Republic
Ari Aries added Věra Čáslavská

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Lukáš Brož is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Czech Republic
Lukáš Brož Lukáš Brož is a Czech luger who has competed since 2000. He finished 16th in the men's doubles event at the 2006 Winter Olympics in Turin. Broz finish 19th in the men's doubles event at ...more

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Michal Šlesingr is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Czech Republic
Michal Šlesingr Michal Šlesingr is a Czech biathlete. His biggest achievement so far is silver medal in 10 km sprint and bronze medal in 20 km individual at the 2007 World Championship in Antholz, Italy.

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Borek Sedlák is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Czech Republic
Borek Sedlák Borek Sedlák is a Czech ski jumper who has competed since 2001. At the 2006 Winter Olympics, he finished ninth in the team large hill and 38th in the individual normal hill events. ...more

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David Kostelecký is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Czech Republic
David Kostelecký Men's Trap David Kostelecký is a male Czech sports shooter. He won the gold medal in the Men's Trap event at the 2008 Summer Olympics. He also finished second in the 2006 ISSF World Cup final.

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Antonín Brož is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Czech Republic
Antonín Brož Antonín Brož is a Czech luger who has competed since 2002. He finished 16th in the men's doubles event at the 2006 Winter Olympics in Turin. Broz finish 19th in the men's doubles event at ...more

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Filip Trejbal is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Czech Republic
Filip Trejbal Filip Trejbal is an alpine skier from the Czech Republic. He competed for the Czech Republic at the 2006 Winter Olympics and the 2010 Winter Olympics. His best result was a 28th place in the ...more

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Martin Cernik is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Czech Republic
Martin Cernik Martin Cernik is a professional snowboarder.

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Jakub Janda is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Czech Republic
Jakub Janda Jakub Janda is a Czech ski jumper, winner of 2005–6 Four Hills Tournament and winner of the Ski jumping World Cup 2005–6. He entered Ski jumping World Cup in 1996, but his first major success ...more

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Dušan Kožíšek is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Czech Republic
Dušan Kožíšek Dušan Kožíšek is a Czech cross country skier who has been competing since 2002. He won a bronze medal in the team sprint at the 2005 FIS Nordic World Ski Championships in Oberstdorf and ...more

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Ondřej Vaculík is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Czech Republic
Ondřej Vaculík Ondřej Vaculík is a Czech ski jumper who has competed since 2002. At the 2006 Winter Olympics in Turin, he finished ninth in the team large hill and 45th in the individual large hill ...more

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Kryštof Krýzl is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Czech Republic
Kryštof Krýzl Kryštof Krýzl is a Czech alpine skier. Krýzl has appeared in the 2006 Winter Olympics in Turin, the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver, the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi and at the ...more

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Jan Matura is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Czech Republic
Jan Matura Jan Matura is a Czech nordic skier who has competed since 1997 as a ski jumper and from 1999 to 2001 in nordic combined.

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Ondřej Štěpánek is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Czech Republic
Ondřej Štěpánek Ondřej Štěpánek is a Czech slalom canoer who has competed since the mid-1990s. Competing in four Summer Olympics, he won two medals in the C-2 event with a silver in 2008 and a bronze in ...more

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Jakub Hyman is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Czech Republic
Jakub Hyman Jakub Hyman is a Czech luger who has competed since 2003. Competing in two Winter Olympics, he earned his best finish of 27th in the men's singles event at Turin in 2006. Hyman also finished ...more

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Libor Wälzer is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Czech Republic
Libor Wälzer Libor Wälzer is a Czech weightlifter. Walzer represented the Czech Republic at the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing, where he competed for the men's heavyweight category. Walzer placed ...more

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Roman Dostál is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Czech Republic
Roman Dostál Roman Dostál is a retired Czech biathlete. He became a Biathlon World Champion on the 20 km in 2005. The victory itself was very surprising because he has never managed to come among the ...more

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Kateřina Novotná is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Czech Republic
Kateřina Novotná Kateřina Novotná is a short track speed skater.

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Milan Šperl is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Czech Republic
Milan Šperl Milan Šperl is a Czech cross country skier who has been competing since 2000. He won a bronze medal in the team sprint at the 2007 FIS Nordic World Ski Championships in Sapporo. Šperl's best ...more

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Helena Erbenová is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Czech Republic
Helena Erbenová Helena Erbenová is a Czech cross country skier and triathlete. She is the winner of the 2012 ITU Winter Triathlon World Championships.

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Kamila Rajdlová is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Czech Republic
Kamila Rajdlová Kamila Rajdlová is a Czech cross country skier who has competed since 1996. Her best finish at the FIS Nordic World Ski Championships was sixth in the 4 x 5 km relay at Oberstdorf in 2005 ...more

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Martin Vráblík is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Czech Republic
Martin Vráblík Martin Vráblík is a Czech alpine skier. Vráblík has appeared in the 2006 Winter Olympics and at the 2003, 2005 and 2007 World Championships. He has also appeared in ...more

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Jaroslav Volf is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Czech Republic
Jaroslav Volf Men's C-2 (canoe double) Jaroslav Volf is a Czech slalom canoer who has competed since the mid-1990s. Competing in four Summer Olympics, he won two medals in the C-2 event with a silver in 2008 and a bronze in 2004. ...more

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Tomáš Verner is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Czech Republic
Tomáš Verner Tomáš Verner is a Czech figure skater. He is the 2008 European champion, a medalist at two other European Championships, and a ten-time Czech national champion. He has won six senior ...more

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Ivo Danilevič is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Czech Republic
Ivo Danilevič Ivo Danilevič is a Czech bobsledder who has competed since 1996. Competing in three Winter Olympics, he earned his best finish of 12th in the four-man event at Vancouver in 2010. Danilevič also ...more

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Zdeněk Vítek is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Czech Republic
Zdeněk Vítek Zdeněk Vítek is a former Czech biathlete. Vítek retired from the sport at the end of the 2013–14 season. He currently works as the head coach for the Czech Republic's women

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Ivana Janečková is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Czech Republic
Ivana Janečková Ivana Janečková is a Czech cross country skier who has competed since 2002. Her best finish at the FIS Nordic World Ski Championships was fifth in the 4 x 5 km relay at Sapporo in 2007 ...more

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Michal Novotny is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Czech Republic
Michal Novotny Michal Novotny is a professional snowboarder.