Czech team

Petr Knop


When and where did you start skiing and who brought you to it?

My mother put me on skis at the age of one and my parents were also those who brought me to this amazing sport because they worked as volunteer coaches in Ski Club Jablonec nad Nisou.

What is your biggest success in your career?

5th place at Junior World Championship in skiathlon, 24th place at the Olympic Games 15 km F

Who is your Czech and foreign ski idol?

Johan Olsson, Petter Northug, Lukáš Bauer.

What other sports do you like to do?

Being a very hyperactive boy, I used to attend swimming classes and competitions and I also participated in a few triathlon races where I even represented Liberec Region at the Olympic Games of Kids and Youth.

What is your most favourite skiing event?

Distance competitions.

How do you like to spend your free time?

I don’t have much time for hobbies. But I like watching series and movies or I chop wood.

What would you like to achieve in your career?

To get on the edge of my limits.