March 23, 2023


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Confirmed death

Former Czech vaulter and national team vaulting coach, Anton Hajek, 36, was reported missing in October after a vacation trip to the island of Langkawi in Malaysia.

After five months with no signs of life, the Czech Ski Federation is now confirming what many feared. Hájek was found dead.

They wrote that the association received news of the death on Friday their websites. She wrote that the cause of death is still unknown Czech newspaper Blissek.

AT THAT: Anton Hajek during the Olympic Games in Vancouver in 2010. PHOTO: LEHTIKUVA/Timo Jaakonaho/NTB
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At the beginning of November, the news of Hajik’s disappearance on the Malaysian island became public knowledge. Then they told Blisk that the police had been looking for him since the beginning of October.

fearing the worst

fearing the worst

Hájek was a very good ski jumper who made a record 111 World Cup starts and represented the Czech Republic in both the WC and the Olympics. He also holds the Czech Republic’s national record with a distance of 236 metres.

When Dagbladet spoke to the head of Norwegian show jumping, Klas Brede Brathen, in November, he had kind words to say about the Czech show jumping.

He said he knows Hájek well and met him in Holmenkollen during Raw Air in March 2022 at the latest.

Known to Pilgrim: Norwegian jump master Klas Brede Brathen Photo: Geir Olsen/NTB

Known to Pilgrim: Norwegian jump master Klas Brede Brathen Photo: Geir Olsen/NTB
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Then he worked as a coach for the Czech women’s national team. Before that he was a men’s coach. I remember he had some great jumps on Planica, Bråthen told Dagbladet on the plain in Polish Wisla.

– Brathen indicated that I know him as a sociable person who introduced himself.

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