Both competition with Czech jumpers and unique duel of Czech high jumpers


The best competitors from the Czech Republic will also take part in both elite categories. In the men's category, Jan Štefela, currently the best Czech high jumper, will face the world elite. The European U22 champion from Tallinn 2021 and three-time national champion can claim a personal best of 224 cm, which he achieved two years ago in Hustopeče. According to his coach Jaroslav Bába, his goal this year in Hustopeče is to attack an improvement of it.

In the women's competition, the organizers will offer the audience in the South Moravian town of Hustopeče a unique duel of three of our best high jumpers. The most experienced of them is undoubtedly Michaela Hrubá. The former junior world and European champion and finalist of the world and European adult championships will have almost a home environment in Hustopeče, because she comes from nearby Brno and traditionally a large group of her fans accompany her to Hustopeče. Her training partner Denisa Pešová, three years younger than her, improved her personal bests both indoors (185 cm) and outdoors (188 cm) last year and she wants to continue this trend this year. Last year she did not dare to compete in the elite women's race in Hustopeče, although she was invited by the organizers. This year, she has not hesitated and wants to make a name for herself among the world's top female athletes. "Both girls and Honza are training hard and they seem to be doing very well in the training sessions," said Jaroslav Bába, the coach of the trio. "I think that in Hustopeče, where traditionally there is great jumping environment, they will want to attack either their best or the best performance that would guarantee them a successful entry into the Olympic season." The youngest of the three Czech high jumpers, Klára Krejčiříková from Brno, can also count on the strong support of the audience in Hustopeče. Klára started the season in Brno with 180 cm and even her attempts at higher heights were promising. Svatoslav Ton's student wants to get closer to her best of 189 cm in Hustopeče in 2019.

The inclusion in the silver category of the World Indoor Tour will also give Hustopeče the opportunity to gain more important points in the world ranking. And not only that. The athletes can also meet the limits for the top events of the year: indoor World Championships in Glasgow (234 cm men and 198 cm women); outdoor European Championships in Rome (226 cm / 192 cm) and of course for the Olympic Games in Paris (233 cm / 197 cm).