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Miroslava Knapkova

Miroslava KnapkovaSport: Rowing

Nation: Czech Republic

DOB: September 19, 1980

Hometown: Brno

Career Highlights: Knapkova will be looking for her first Olympic medal after finishing fourth in the singles sculls at the 2004 Games and fifth in Beijing. She was dealing with an illness in 2008 and failed to medal in the double sculls, finishing sixth with Gabriela Varekova. Knapkova, who goes my “Mirka,” won gold in singles sculls at the 2011 European championships and the 2011 world championships. It was her first world championship victory after placing fourth in 2007 and ‘12, third in 2009 and second in 2005 and ’06.

Olympic History: 2008,2004

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