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Petra
Chocová
Czech RepublicCzech Republic, CZE
Swimming

Biography

Further Personal Information

Date of birth
16 August 1986
Height
168 cm
Weight
61 kg
Marital status
Married
Family
Husband Jan
Residence
Ceská Lípa, CZE
Occupation
Athlete, Coach, Fitness Instructor
Languages
Czech, English
Higher education
Economics, Physical Education - Jan Evangelista Purkyne University: Ústí nad Labem, CZE

Sport Specific Information

When and where did you begin this sport?
She took up swimming at age five.
Why this sport?
Her father was a swim coach. "My father started to train me when I was five years old. He didn't even ask if I wanted to learn."
Club / Team
PK Ceska Lipa: Czech Republic
Name of coach
Luther Jones [personal], USA, from 2018.

International Debut

Year
2002
Competing for
Czech Republic

General Interest

Hobbies
Sport, pets, relaxing. (petrachocova.cz, 09 Jun 2017)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning gold in the 50m breaststroke at the 2012 European Championships in Debrecen, Hungary. (Drive YouTube channel, 29 Oct 2017)
Injuries
She has been troubled by shoulder injuries during her career. (ihned.cz, 24 Jul 2013)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Live every day to the fullest as if it were your last." (NOC, 23 Jul 2012)
Famous relatives
Her husband Jan Weber has been a European and Czech champion in freestyle footbag. He has also been Czech champion in freestyle football. (ceskolipsky.denik.cz, 12 Dec 2018; honzaweber.com, 25 Sep 2018)
Ambitions
To compete at the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo. (irozhlas.cz, 11 Dec 2018)
Other information
CHANGE OF COACH
After spending 18 months without a coach she met US coach Luther Jones in 2018. "His training methods are 300% different from what I have experienced before." (sport.idnes.cz, 07 Nov 2018)

OTHER ROLES
She has been member of the city council of Ceska Lipa, Czech Republic. She also works as a fitness instructor and teaches swimming to kids. (irozhlas.cz, 07 Oct 2018)