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PROCHÁZKA Radek
Sport Boccia
NPC Czech Republic   
GenderMen
Age33
Place of BirthKladno, TCH
Height1.63 m
Weight 72 kg
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Type of Impairment
Spinal Cord Injuries
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Further Personal Information
Marital status
Married
Family
Wife Veronika
Residence
Brno, CZE
Languages
Czech, English, German
Higher education
Finance - Mendel University: Brno, CZE
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He began playing boccia in 2002 at age 16 in Luze Kosumberk, Czech Republic.
Why this sport?
He wanted to achieve something with his life.
Club / Team
TJ Lecebna Kosumberk: Czech Republic
Name of coach
Michaela Rihackova [national]
Senior International Debut
Year
2004
Competing for
Czech Republic
Location
Szeged, HUN
General Interest
Nicknames
Schumacher [from primary school because he used to walk slowly]. (Athlete, 22 Apr 2012)
Hobbies
Finance, economics, music, travelling, chess. (Athlete, 22 Apr 2012)
Most influential person in career
His wife Veronika. (Athlete, 22 Apr 2012)
Hero / Idol
Fund manager Mark Mobius. (Athlete, 22 Apr 2012)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Nothing is impossible." (Athlete, 22 Apr 2012)
Impairment
He has tetraparesis after breaking his spine in 2002. (Athlete, 22 Apr 2012)

Competition Highlights (historical)
Paralympic Games
Rank Year Event Result
9 2008 Individual - BC4  
3 2008 Pairs - BC4  
2 2012 Pairs - BC4  
6 2012 Individual - BC4  
World Championships
Rank Year Event Result
4 2006 Individual - BC4  
4 2006 Pairs - BC4  
20 2010 Individual - BC4  
12 2014 Pairs - BC4  
16 2014 Individual - BC4  
European Championships
Rank Year Event Result
7 2013 Individual - BC4  
World Ranking (09 Nov 2015)
Rank Year Event Result
21 2015 Individual - BC4  
21 2015 Individual - BC4  
29 2016 Individual - BC4  
94 2016 Individual - BC4