Czech Mate - Russia capture European Crown

The Russian women´s wait for a first major title since the breakup of the Soviet Union is over.

Russia, taking on the unbeaten Czech Republic in the final of the European Championships in Greece, snatched the gold medal in a 59-56 thriller.

Poland 66 Czech Republic 74

Lucie Blahuskova and the Czech Republic have enjoyed many a fine moment at these European Championships but none can so far match Saturday´s Herculean effort against Poland.

The Czechs, unbeaten and easily the most dominant team of the tournament with six successive wins, trailed until four minutes and 45 seconds remained in the third quarter but finally got their noses in front of the Poles and went on to claim a 74-66 triumph.



NoNamePos. HeightBirth datePlace of birth
 4Jana Veselá FC 1.94 31.12.1983 Prague (CZE)  
 5Ivana Vecerová 1.94 30.03.1979 Sumperk (CZE)  
 6Michaela Uhrová 1.66 10.04.1982 Brandys nad Labem (CZE)  
 7Michala Hartigová 1.92 14.11.1983 Pardubice (CZE)  
 8Markéta Bednárová SG 1.78 17.04.1981 Nove Mesto na Morave (CZE)  
 9Hana Horakova 1.82 11.09.1979 Bruntál (CZE)  
10Romana Hamzova 1.76 17.08.1970 Prerov (CZE)  
11Michaela Feranciková PF 1.90 27.11.1977 Prag (CZE)  
12Irena Borecká GF 1.75 05.11.1980 Brno (CZE)  
13Lucie Blahuskova 1.90 21.06.1980 Karlovy Vary (CZE)  
14Zuzana Gudzaraidze 1.87 21.01.1979 Prag (CZE)  
15Eva Vitecková SF 1.90 26.01.1982 Nove Mesto na Morave (CZE)  


Head Coach: Jan Bobrovsky
Assistant Coach: Lubor Blazek

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The Czech Republic make their shots from all over the court - three pointers, fastbreak layups, free throws.

But what makes this team maybe the finest in Europe, judging from their 98-62 quarter-final thrashing of Belgium, is their commitment on the court every second of every game.

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It is not an exaggeration to say that the Czech Republic have been a revelation so far in the European Championship for Women. Along with Spain, the Czechs are so far undefeated in the tournament. They have not only won games, but done so in style, playing the game at breakneck speed and simply blowing their opponents off the court with their strength and depth.
Czech Republic 76 Poland 7124.09.2003
Czech Republic 85 France 7323.09.2003
Serbia & Montenegro 68 Czech Republic 8021.09.2003
Czech Republic 104 Israel 6720.09.2003
Greece 57 Czech Republic 9019.09.2003
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Czech Women Sweep Sweden22.08.2003
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PTSL. Blahuskova21.6
RTL. Blahuskova7.8
ASR. Hamzova4.4
STH. Horakova2.9
BSM. Feranciková1.4


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19.09.2003vs GRE[W] 90-57
20.09.2003vs ISR[W] 104-67
21.09.2003vs YUG[W] 80-68
23.09.2003vs FRA[W] 85-73
24.09.2003vs POL[W] 76-71
26.09.2003vs BEL[W] 98-62
27.09.2003vs POL[W] 74-66
28.09.2003vs RUS[L] 56-59



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