This is Soukup’s second Olympic appearance. He is a two-time bronze medalist at World Championships: 20km individual in Ruhpolding, Germany in 2012, and the mixed relay in Nove Mesto in his home country of the Czech Republic in 2013.
2013: World Championships – 3rd (mixed relay)
2012: World Championships – 3rd (individual)
2011: World Championships – 10th (relay)
2010: Olympics – 7th (Relay)
Things to know:
- Soukup had a major cycling crash in Slovenia in September 2012 while training for the 2012-13 World Cup season. He fell over his handlebars and slid 50m down a hill. He broke one bone and fractured another on his right (shooting) forearm, injured his collarbone and suffered a concussion, but did not lose consciousness.
- When he picked up training again, he began skiing using one arm; and he couldn’t pull a rifle trigger for two months.
- He made his competition return at the World Cup stop in Oberhof in January 2013.