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Olga Charvátová

Biographical information

Medals OG
Gold 0
Silver 0
Bronze 1
Total 1
TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
SexFemale
Full nameOlga•Charvátová (-Križová)
Used nameOlga•Charvátová
Born11 June 1962 in Zlín (CZE)
Measurements172 cm / 68 kg
AffiliationsSlavija MK - Praha
NOC Czechoslovakia
Nationality Czech Republic

Biography

Olga Charvátová is considered as one of the best Czech alpine skiers ever. Charvátová’s first successes came at the 1977 European Junior Championships, where she won a silver in giant slalom and at the 1979 European Junior Championships, where she won a bronze in slalom. Charvátová débuted at the senior level at the 1978 World Championships, where she placed ninth in the combined. During her career, Charvátová competed at one Olympic Games in 1984, where she won a bronze in downhill and at three World Championships (1978, 1982 and 1985), her best finish being fifth in combined in 1982. She won also two World Cup events – combined in January 1983 in Schruns, Austria and slalom in February 1986 in Piancavallo, Italy. Her best overall World Cup finish was fourth during the 1985-86 season. Charvátová retired from sports in 1986 and later worked as a school teacher in Zlín, and as an alpine skiing coach. Her daughter Klára Křížová, also an alpine skier, represented the Czech Republic at the 2010 Olympic Winter Games.

Results

Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal Nationality As
1984 Winter Olympics Alpine Skiing (Skiing) TCH CZE Olga Charvátová
Downhill, Women (Olympic) 3 Bronze
Giant Slalom, Women (Olympic) 8
Slalom, Women (Olympic) 10

Olympic family relations

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