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MERKOVA Adela
Czech Republic
CZE
Title
Ms
Lastname
MERKOVA
Firstname
Adela
Gender
female
Country
Czech Republic
Place of birth
ŠUMPERK
Year of birth
2001 (21 y.o.)
Discipline(s)
Parkour
Women's Artistic Gymnastics
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Hobbies
Cycling, skiing, snowboarding, inline skating, trampolining. (Facebook page, 30 Nov 2020)
Occupation
Coach
Education
Charles University, Prague, CZE
Spoken languages
Czech, English
Club
Gymnastika Zlin [Czech Republic]
Sporting relatives
Her twin sister Vendula has also competed in parkour at World Cup level. (parkour.sport, 14 Sep 2021)
Other sports
Before switching to parkour, she and her twin sister Vendula competed in artistic gymnastics at international level. She represented the Czech Republic at the 2017 World Cup event in Doha, Qatar. (SportsDeskOnline, 18 Jan 2022; gymnastique.sport, 03 Jun 2019; swt-longinestiming.azurewebsites.net, 01 Jun 2016)
Injuries
She ended her artistic gymnastics career at age 17 after suffering an elbow injury. (refcoach.cz, 01 Jan 2020)
Start sporting career
She began gymnastics at age four. She began training in parkour in early 2019 in Zlin, Czech Republic. (Facebook profile, 07 Aug 2019)
Reason for taking up the sport
She and her twin sister Vendula were offered the chance to compete in parkour after finishing their artistic gymnastics careers. "The love of sport did not leave us even after the end of our gymnastics career, and when we got the offer to train in parkour in Zlin at the beginning of 2019 and to represent the Czech Republic again, we could not refuse." (Facebook profile, 07 Aug 2019)
Additional information
General
COACHING
She has worked as a coach at the Gymnastic Parkour Freerun Club [GPFC] in Prague, Czech Republic. (Parkourpraha GPFC Facebook page, 17 Feb 2021; parkourpraha.cz, 01 Jan 2020)

Last update : 2022-01-18

Continental Championships

2016 - 31st European Championships 2016 BERN (SUI)

All-Around
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
39
Score Qualif.
49.099 
Uneven Bars
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
59
Score Qualif.
11.100
Balance Beam
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
59
Score Qualif.
11.966
Floor Exercise
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
30
Score Qualif.
12.900
Team
Rank Final
10
Score Final
153.253
Rank Qualif.
-
Score Qualif.
-
World / Challenge Cup

2021 - FIG Parkour World Cup Sofia SOFIA (BUL)

Women Freestyle
Rank Final
3
Score Final
20.500
Rank Qualif.
3
Score Qualif.
19.000
Multisport Events / Games

2019 - World Urban Games BUDAPEST (HUN)

Women Speed
Rank Final
8
Score Final
17.160
Rank Semifinal
7
Score Semifinal
17.350
Rank Qualif.
7
Score Qualif.
17.200
Women Freestyle
Rank Final
2
Score Final
22.000
Rank Qualif.
2
Score Qualif.
25.500
World / Challenge Cup

2019 - FIG World Cup 2019 MONTPELLIER (FRA)

Women Speed
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
9
Score Qualif.
18.140
Women Freestyle
Rank Final
2
Score Final
24.500
Rank Qualif.
2
Score Qualif.
23.000

2017 - FIG World Cup 2017 DOHA (QAT)

Balance Beam
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
13
Score Qualif.
11.833
Floor Exercise
Rank Final
7
Score Final
12.300
Rank Qualif.
7
Score Qualif.
12.333