Martin Sablikova showed her consistency in the long distances in Vancouver. She became the first person from the Czech Republic, male or female, to win a speed skating medal. Sablikova won two gold medals at the 2010 Games in the 3000m and 5000m and a bronze in the 1500m. The long distance specialist also skated in the 2006 Olympics, where she finished just outside the podium in the 5000m with a fourth place finish. More recently, Sablikova finished first in the overall World Cup standings for the 3000/5000m distance this season, making it the seventh year in a row she finished first in the overall World Cup standings for the distances. The Czech skater continued her domination in the long distances with a victory in the 5000m at 2014 European Championships. Sablikova won gold in the 5000m and silver in the 3000m in Sochi.
- 2014 Olympic Games- finished first in the 5000m and second in the 3000m
- 2013 World Cup- first in overall standings for 3000m/5000m
- 2013 World Single Distance Championships- first in the 5000m
- 2012 World Cup- first overall standings for 3000m/5000m
- 2010 Olympic Games- gold in 3000m and 5000m and bronze in 1500m
- 2006 Olympic Games- fourth place in the 5000m
Things to know:
1. Trains in Erfurt, Germany because their is no skating oval in the Czech Republic.
2. Started in basketball at an early age
3. Won Czech athlete of the year in 2007