Arnošt Petráček

Paralympic swimmer


Be part of my journey to the Paralympics
to golden Paris

Můj rok 2023/2024

Každý z nás má určitě za sebou spoustu životních překážek. Ve sportu handicapovaných jsou ale ty finanční kolikrát větší než handicap samotný.

Jsem proto vděčný, že se s podporou řady z Vás mohu věnovat tomu, co miluji, a připravovat se i na další velký cíl, kterým je paralympiáda v Paříži 2024.

Věřím, že i díky tomuto kalendáři se mnou budete od září až do srpnové paralympiády!

Váš Arny

500 Kč


9/2023 - 8/2024

calendar title page

I'm a Paralympic champion

I won a gold medal at the Paralympics in Rio de Janeiro

I'm a record holder

I broke several world and European records

I'm a swimming referee

I regularly participate in swimming competitions as a referee

I support young athletes

I help disabled children to develop in parasport

Every support is the biggest prize

Become my partners and join me and the Emil Foundation on the journey to victory. Together with you, I want to make my next Paralympic dream come true and show the world that sport is for everyone. Together, we will show others that no barrier can stop us from doing what we love.
Thank you for your support to help me do this!
Nadační fond Emil

If you would like to establish a long-term cooperation with me, I would be glad if you contact me at

My story

I am Arnošt „Arny“, Petráček and I have had a congenital defect in my upper and lower limbs since birth. The lower limbs have luxation of the knee joints, the upper limbs are missing the arm bones.

My parents introduced me to the water very early and I started swimming competitively at the age of 11. At the age of 15, I swam to a silver medal and the title of World Vice-Champion at the championships in Durban, South Africa. Then in 2016 Rio de Janeiro, Brazil and a Paralympic gold medal came. But the turning point of my career did not come until 2021. I won the silver medal of my career at the Tokyo Paralympic Games. I broke the Paralympic record in the heats and swam even faster in the finals.

All the medals and awards can be found below.

I now have met the limits for the 2024 Paralympics. I firmly believe that I will be able to represent the Czech Republic next year, this time in Paris.

I am ready to defend my title from 2016. Be there with me!

My achievements

Arnošt Petráček - Gold medal Rio 2016
gold medal

European Championships in Madeira 2022, 50m breaststroke

gold medal

Mexico 2017 World Handicapped Swimming Championships, 50m breaststroke

gold medal

Paralympics in Rio de Janeiro 2016, 50m mark

gold medal

German Championships 2016, 50m butterfly

gold medal

German Championships in Berlin 2014, 50m butterfly

silver medal

European Disabled Swimming Championships in Madeira 2021, 50m breaststroke

silver medal

Paralympics in Tokyo 2020, 50m character

silver medal

World Championships for disabled swimmers in London 2019, 50m breaststroke

silver medal

European Championships in Madeira 2016, 50m breaststroke

bronze medal

German Championships 2015, 50m butterfly

My journey is supported by

České Budějovice
Jihočeský kraj
Nadační fond Emil
Nadace Agrofert
Konto bariéry
Nadace Agel
DFK Group
Auto Ševčík
Fitness Market

Write to me

Contact for collaboration

If you are interested in a long term collaboration, you can support my sporting endeavours and showcase your business or activity.

Contact for fans

Do you want to tell me something? I am grateful for every fan and will try to reply to all messages as soon as possible.

© Paralympian Arnošt Petráček, 2023

Created by
Created by MODERI s.r.o.