Prague, Nov 29 (CTK) – Michal Plocek, a 22-year-old elite rower, who represented the Czech Republic and was the world champion in the junior and under 23 categories, was found dead in a Prague sports boat yard on Monday evening, the Czech Rowing Association has announced on its website.
The police have launched investigation into the case.
Plocek was viewed as a successor to Ondrej Synek, the Czech Olympic medallist and world champion.
In the past season, Plocek and Matyas Klang unsuccessfully tried to advance to the Olympic double sculls contest in Rio de Janeiro. They ended in the first non-advancing position in the qualification race.
In June, Plocek took part in the World Rowing Cup event in Poznan, Poland, where he replaced Synek and finished fourth.
In September, he won the academic world championship and in October he was a part of the victorious quadruple coxed scull in the World Rowing Coastal Championship.