The Czech team for Birmingham is pretty impressive. Stanek, Maslak and Holusa are all medal contenders. And for teams like the Czech Republic, that is pretty impressive.
PRAHA (CZE): Czech Athletics federation approved the biggest team for World Indoors with 22 athletes, but more could come by IAAF invitation to achieve the target number of athletes in different events. Headliners are World leader in shot put Tomas Stanek, title defender in the 400 m Pavel Maslak and silver winner two years ago in the 1500 m Jakub Holusa. European Indoor Champion 2011 Petr Svoboda is selected for the 60 m hurdles, national record holder Radek Juska in long jump. New quality in Czech sprinting is Zdenek Stromsik and Dominik Zalesky in 60 m, Klara Seidlova in women 60 m and U20 runner Lada Vondrova for the 400 m. Both 4×400 m relays are also selected. Traditionally strong combined events with Jan Dolezal in heptathlon and Eliska Klucinova with Katerina Cachova in pentathlon.