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Dec 3rd, 2012 12:01 AM
steni
Re: Czech Athlete of the Year

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Originally Posted by Petronius View Post
Yup. Could you imagine her results if she actually starts playing well?
Dec 2nd, 2012 07:41 PM
Petronius
Re: Czech Athlete of the Year

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Originally Posted by ShiftyFella View Post
I sort of get when OG medals winners ahead of her but not Stepanek, especially when you consider how relevant he is on ATP tour compared to Petra on WTA. I think her drop in popularity can be explained by 'raised' expectations from her but she failed to deliver them, so everybody sort of angry about it
Very good points.

Plus Radek probably received a lot of 'emotional' votes based on his recent heroic performance which is still fresh in memory, as he became the oldest player ever to win the decisive Davis Cup rubber, which is quite an achievement.

Moreover, in doubles he has a grand slam from AO and is No. 4 in the world.

But I agree that Petra should be probably ahead of him. May it serve as a motivation for her in the next season.
Dec 2nd, 2012 06:42 PM
ShiftyFella
Re: Czech Athlete of the Year

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No complaints from me.
I sort of get when OG medals winners ahead of her but not Stepanek, especially when you consider how relevant he is on ATP tour compared to Petra on WTA. I think her drop in popularity can be explained by 'raised' expectations from her but she failed to deliver them, so everybody sort of angry about it
Dec 2nd, 2012 05:49 PM
Petronius
Re: Czech Athlete of the Year

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Originally Posted by ShiftyFella View Post
damn that's low, even Stepanek ahead of her
No complaints from me.

Dec 2nd, 2012 05:47 PM
Petronius
Re: Czech Athlete of the Year

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Originally Posted by steni View Post
Thats what she gets for playing shit tennis all year...
Yup. Could you imagine her results if she actually starts playing well?
Dec 2nd, 2012 02:48 PM
ShiftyFella
Re: Czech Athlete of the Year

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Originally Posted by Petronius View Post
No footballer at all

Basically olympic gold and silver medalists plus Jagr, Petr Čech and Berdych.

The irony: Tomas's best slam results: QF and SF, while Petra made two SFs and made QF both at Wimbledon and Olympics, while Berdych bombed out in the first round at both events

http://sport.idnes.cz/nominace-anket...717_sporty_ber
damn that's low, even Stepanek ahead of her
Dec 2nd, 2012 02:47 PM
steni
Re: Czech Athlete of the Year

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Quite the opposite. If you're elected as the best athlete in your country by a huge margin and the very next year you don't even make the top 10, it's actually a huge decline.
Thats what she gets for playing shit tennis all year...
Dec 2nd, 2012 12:35 PM
Petronius
Re: Czech Athlete of the Year

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who is in front? footballers and Olympic medal winners?
No footballer at all

Basically olympic gold and silver medalists plus Jagr, Petr Čech and Berdych.

The irony: Tomas's best slam results: QF and SF, while Petra made two SFs and made QF both at Wimbledon and Olympics, while Berdych bombed out in the first round at both events

http://sport.idnes.cz/nominace-anket...717_sporty_ber
Dec 2nd, 2012 11:27 AM
ShiftyFella
Re: Czech Athlete of the Year

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Originally Posted by Petronius View Post
Quite the opposite. If you're elected as the best athlete in your country by a huge margin and the very next year you don't even make the top 10, it's actually a huge decline.
who is in front? footballers and Olympic medal winners?
Dec 1st, 2012 11:32 PM
bruce goose
Re: Czech Athlete of the Year

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Quite the opposite. If you're elected as the best athlete in your country by a huge margin and the very next year you don't even make the top 10, it's actually a huge decline.
You COMPLETELY missed the point,Petronius...which is that it's bizarre to open a thread celebrating Petra's accomplishments from ONE YEAR AGO.Why not open one titled,'Petra wins middle school chess tournament!'??I'm happy for her past accomplishments,but I'd rather focus on the FUTURE than on stuff she didn't even do in this calendar year
Dec 1st, 2012 09:38 PM
Petronius
Re: Czech Athlete of the Year

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It's a wonderful accomplishment for Petra,but it's a little bizarre to talk about it NOW,with the 2012 sports season almost over...we could open a thread 'announcing' her first Juniors tourney victory,too,I suppose
Quite the opposite. If you're elected as the best athlete in your country by a huge margin and the very next year you don't even make the top 10, it's actually a huge decline.
Dec 1st, 2012 02:25 PM
bruce goose
Re: Czech Athlete of the Year

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Petra is not even in the TOP10 this year and finished in the 14th place.
It's a wonderful accomplishment for Petra,but it's a little bizarre to talk about it NOW,with the 2012 sports season almost over...we could open a thread 'announcing' her first Juniors tourney victory,too,I suppose
Dec 1st, 2012 10:25 AM
Petronius
Re: Czech Athlete of the Year

Petra is not even in the TOP10 this year and finished in the 14th place.
May 20th, 2012 02:22 PM
Petronius
Re: Czech Athlete of the Year

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Cech is not an adept, top 10 at best - there are much better athletes:
Kulhavy (in 2011 only) won World Cup, EU Champ, World Champ, 5 WC races, UCI 1st ranking in MTB, 2nd in WCH / marathon - and it was still "not enough".
Sablikova (speedskating) also won almost anything she has entered, including Rep Champ time trial on road bike.

There is a lot of other great athletes in CZ (for example Spotakova - javelin - is injury-free and has form for new world record) - we will see, ask again in November
He is one of the world's best goalkeepers and saved three penalties in the Champions League finals

The problem with other athletes is that they compete in obscure sport disciplines. Football is much bigger than mountain biking, speed skating and javelin combined...

As you say, we'll see in November. Petra, you can do it, defend that freaking Wimbledon title
May 20th, 2012 12:46 PM
Martina CZ
Re: Czech Athlete of the Year

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Can Petra make it again ? The competition gets tougher every day
Cech is not an adept, top 10 at best - there are much better athletes:
Kulhavy (in 2011 only) won World Cup, EU Champ, World Champ, 5 WC races, UCI 1st ranking in MTB, 2nd in WCH / marathon - and it was still "not enough".
Sablikova (speedskating) also won almost anything she has entered, including Rep Champ time trial on road bike.

There is a lot of other great athletes in CZ (for example Spotakova - javelin - is injury-free and has form for new world record) - we will see, ask again in November
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