Lukáš Melich (born 16 September 1980 in Jilemnice) is a male hammer thrower from the Czech Republic. His personal best throw is 80,28 metres, achieved in 2013 in Szczecin. In 2013, Melich won the bronze medal at the World Championships and finished 6th at Olympics 2012.
2009 78,91m (258′ 11″)
2010 73,24m (240′ 3″)
2011 75,40m (247′ 5″)
2012 79,44m (260′ 8″)
2013 80,28m (263′ 5″)
2014 75,89m (248′ 12″)
2015 76,21m (250′ 0″)
How has your training been going recently?
I am in the middle of my last preparations before the World Championships. Three weeks ago I started with this preparation block; which is the reason my latest results were not as good as I hoped. But that’s expected.
What is the focus of your training schedule? What technical issues are you working on?
During the first part of preparation for the World Championships I specialized in strength and now I am focusing everything on speed.
Is there anything new you are implementing into your training?
I’m thirty-four years old now, so I will not try out any new things. I will keep focusing on my 3rd and 4th turns which are my biggest technical problems.
Will you be attending any training camps at another site? If so, where and when?
No, I will not do any training camps at another site. I will stay at home the last two weeks before the World Championships.
Who is your current coach? Are you training with your coach on site or long distance?
During most of my career I have been coached by my uncle, Dušan Král. I am live close to my coach and so he is able to be around and watch every training session.
Are you currently working a job? If so, what and how many hours a week?
I am a soldier and member of the Army club Pukla Praha. My as a sports instructor for the Army.
What competitions do you have planned?
I would like to attend other meetings and compete; probably in Szczecin, Poland before I head over to China. If I am not going to attend this meeting there might be a chance that I will compete at a smaller one back home.
When will you travel to Beijing?
All members of the whole Czech national team will travel together to Beijing, China on August 12th.
Will any friends or family be travelling to Beijing?
Unfortunately, my family will be watching the World Championships in front of a TV. Only my athlete friends are travelling with me.