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JURKA Jakub

epee
Rank44
Pts41.50
Age20
HandL

Personal Information

Residence Olomouc, CZE

Occupation Athlete

Languages Czech, English

Sport Specific Information

When and where did you begin this sport? He began fencing in 2006.

Why this sport? The sport is popular in his family. He was encouraged to start fencing by his father and his grandfather, although his mother hoped he would take up another sport instead.

Club / Team TJ Dukla Olomouc: Czech Republic

Handedness Left

General Interest

Nicknames Sampion (Facebook profile, 25 May 2018)

Hero / Idol Czech fencers Jaroslav Jurka [his grandfather], Martin Rubes and Jiri Beran. (idnes.cz, 28 Apr 2017)

Injuries An injury to his achilles affected his performance at the 2018 European Junior Championships in Sochi, Russian Federation. (idnes.cz, 11 Jan 2019)

Famous relatives His grandfather Jaroslav Jurka represented Czechoslovakia in fencing at the Olympic Games in 1976 and 1980. His father Tomas Jurka also competed in the sport. (SportsDeskOnline, 11 Jul 2018; idnes.cz, 28 Apr 2017)

Ambitions To represent the Czech Republic at the Olympic Games. (idnes.cz, 28 Apr 2017)

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