Silvie Rybářová, Jana Pechanová Win Czech Championships

Silvie Rybářová, Jana Pechanová Win Czech Championships

The Czech Open Water Swimming 2012 Championships took place in Lipno, the largest lake in Bohemia. It is the traditional venue of the Czech domestic championships since 1967.

Silvie Rybářová (9th in the 25km at the 2011 World Swimming Championships) stood on top the podium. The defending champion was followed by young Lenka Sterbova who just came back from World Junior Open Water Swimming Championships and Magda Okurkova.

Rybářová ensured her victory in the Czech Cup 2012 series with her victory in the 20km race.

In the 5km time trial, another 3-time Olympian Jana Pechanová (9th in the London marathon swim and 8th in the 2008 marathon swim) had a fast swim and dominated her competition by nearly 3 minutes over silver medalist Rybarova and bronze medalist Barbora Pickova.

The results of the top ten in the 20 km:

1. Silvie Rybářová 4:26:50
2. Štěrbová Lenka 4:35:33
3. Okurková Magda 4:48:05
4. Kubátová Pavlína 5:09:50
5. Kurková Lucie 5:11:09
6. Štolková Barbora 5:18:07
7. Fialová Renáta 5:23:11
8. Skuhrová Tereza 5:23:16
9. Novotná Eliška 5:34:30
10. Krčálová Zdenka 5:45:57

Top 10 in the 5 km:

1. Pechanová Jana 54:39
2. Rybářová Silvie 57:21
3. Picková Barbora 58:03
4. Hovorková Dominika 1:00:00
5. Okurková Magda 1:00:33
6. Solská Adéla 1:04:18
7. Kubátová Pavlína 1:06:01
8. Tlamková Anna 1:06:11
9. Fialová Renáta 1:06:24
10. Štolková Barbora 1:06:30

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