2008 The European Fair Play Plaque of Merit and Diploma

The Czech representative in quadrathlon and 11 times world champion received the European Plaque of Merit and Diploma, announced by EFPM and issued annually under the auspices of the European Olympic Committees for his remarkable act. During the World Championships, his opponent Daniel Corner (GBR) left the depot in the wrong direction and was facing disqualification. Podborsky waited for him even though in doing so he lost his one-minute advantage. The two athletes then competed against each other in the last discipline, resulting in Daniel Corner winning the World Championships.