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The Most Famous

SKIERS from Czechia

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This page contains a list of the greatest Czech Skiers. The pantheon dataset contains 541 Skiers, 18 of which were born in Czechia. This makes Czechia the birth place of the 13th most number of Skiers behind United States and Canada.

Top 10

The following people are considered by Pantheon to be the top 10 most legendary Czech Skiers of all time. This list of famous Czech Skiers is sorted by HPI (Historical Popularity Index), a metric that aggregates information on a biography’s online popularity. Visit the rankings page to view the entire list of Czech Skiers.

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1. Jiří Raška (1941 - 2012)

With an HPI of 51.47, Jiří Raška is the most famous Czech Skier.  His biography has been translated into 20 different languages on wikipedia.

Jiří Raška (Czech pronunciation: [ˈjɪr̝iː ˈraʃka]; 4 February 1941 – 20 January 2012) was a Czechoslovakian ski jumper. He is regarded as the most famous Czech ski jumper of the 20th century.

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2. Ester Ledecká (1995 - )

With an HPI of 42.94, Ester Ledecká is the 2nd most famous Czech Skier.  Her biography has been translated into 34 different languages.

Ester Ledecká (Czech pronunciation: [ˈɛstɛr ˈlɛdɛtskaː], born 23 March 1995) is a Czech snowboarder and alpine skier. At the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, Ledecká won gold medals in the super-G in alpine skiing and in the parallel giant slalom in snowboarding, becoming the first person to not only compete in the Winter Olympics using two different types of equipment (skis and snowboard) but further to win two gold medals and do so at the same Winter Olympics. She was the second woman to win Olympic gold in two separate disciplines but the first to do so at the same Winter Olympics. She was the first Czech to win the parallel giant slalom in snowboarding at the FIS Snowboard World Cup.

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3. Jiří Parma (1963 - )

With an HPI of 40.30, Jiří Parma is the 3rd most famous Czech Skier.  His biography has been translated into 18 different languages.

Jiři Parma (Czech pronunciation: [ˈjɪr̝iː ˈparma], born 9 January 1963) is a Czechoslovakian/Czech former ski jumper.

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4. Jaroslav Sakala (1969 - )

With an HPI of 39.56, Jaroslav Sakala is the 4th most famous Czech Skier.  His biography has been translated into 19 different languages.

Jaroslav Sakala (Czech pronunciation: [ˈjaroslaf ˈsakala]; born 14 July 1969) is a former ski jumper who competed for Czechoslovakia and the Czech Republic.

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5. Jakub Janda (1978 - )

With an HPI of 38.66, Jakub Janda is the 5th most famous Czech Skier.  His biography has been translated into 18 different languages.

Jakub Janda (Czech pronunciation: [ˈjakup ˈjanda]; born 27 April 1978) is a Czech politician and former ski jumper. In ski jumping he competed from 1996 to 2017, winning the 2005/06 World Cup and 2005/06 Four Hills Tournament (shared with Janne Ahonen), as well as silver and bronze medals at the 2005 World Championships. Janda is one of the most successful ski jumpers from the Czech Republic, and is the only Czech World Cup champion to date.

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6. Lukáš Bauer (1977 - )

With an HPI of 37.58, Lukáš Bauer is the 6th most famous Czech Skier.  His biography has been translated into 19 different languages.

Lukáš Bauer (Czech pronunciation: [ˈlukaːʃ ˈbauɛr]; born 18 August 1977) is a Czech cross-country skier who has competed since 1996.

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7. Kateřina Neumannová (1973 - )

With an HPI of 35.79, Kateřina Neumannová is the 7th most famous Czech Skier.  Her biography has been translated into 22 different languages.

Kateřina Neumannová (Czech pronunciation: [ˈkatɛr̝ɪna ˈnojmanovaː] (listen)) (born 15 February 1973) is a Czech retired cross-country skier. She won an Olympic gold medal in the 2006 Winter Olympics, in the 30 km freestyle event. She is one of five cross country skiers to have competed at six Olympics. She was also the first Czech woman to appear in both a Summer and Winter Olympics, having participated in the mountain biking event at the 1996 Summer Olympics. Neumannová retired after the 2006-07 World Cup season.

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8. Blanka Paulů (1954 - )

With an HPI of 35.75, Blanka Paulů is the 8th most famous Czech Skier.  Her biography has been translated into 15 different languages.

Blanka Paulů (born March 31, 1954) is a former Czech cross-country skier who competed during the 1970s and 1980s. She won a silver medal in the 4 × 5 km relay at the 1984 Winter Olympics in Sarajevo and finished fourth in the 20 km at those same games. Paulů also won two medals at the 1974 FIS Nordic World Ski Championships with a silver in the 5 km and a bronze in the 4 × 5 km relay. She also had two individual victories in her career (10 km: 1982, 5 km: 1983).

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9. Květa Jeriová (1956 - )

With an HPI of 35.70, Květa Jeriová is the 9th most famous Czech Skier.  Her biography has been translated into 15 different languages.

Květoslava Jeriová-Pecková (Czech pronunciation: [ˈkvjɛtoslava ˈjɛrɪjovaː ˈpɛtskovaː]; born Květoslava Jeriová, 10 October 1956 in Studenec, Czechoslovakia, alternatively also Květa Jeriová-Pecková) is a former Czechoslovakian cross-country skier who competed from 1980 to 1984. She won three medals at the Winter Olympics with a silver at the 4 × 5 km relay (1984) and two bronzes in the 5 km (1980, 1984). Jeriová was the most successful Czech woman cross-country skier until Kateřina Neumannová came along in the 1990s. She also won a bronze medal in the 10 km at the 1982 FIS Nordic World Ski Championships and won a total of eight World cup events during her short career. Jeriová also won the 5 km event at the Holmenkollen ski festival in 1981. She is married to Zdeněk Pecka.

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10. František Jež (1970 - )

With an HPI of 34.15, František Jež is the 10th most famous Czech Skier.  His biography has been translated into 15 different languages.

František Jež (Czech pronunciation: [ˈfrancɪʃɛk ˈjɛʃ]; born 16 December 1970) is a Czechoslovakian/Czech former ski jumper.

Pantheon has 18 people classified as skiers born between 1941 and 1995. Of these 18, 17 (94.44%) of them are still alive today. The most famous living skiers include Ester Ledecká, Jiří Parma, and Jaroslav Sakala. The most famous deceased skiers include Jiří Raška. As of April 2022, 6 new skiers have been added to Pantheon including Blanka Paulů, Květa Jeriová, and František Jež.

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