He currently holds national records in both 110 metres hurdles (1327, 2010) and 60 metres hurdles (744, 2010). After breaking the national record for the 110m hurdles, he went to the 2010 European Athletics Championships in Barcelona later that year as one of the favourites. However, the gold went to Andy Turner as Svoboda, having led with 30 metres to go, collided badly with a hurdle, and went on to finish in a disappointing 6th place.
In 2011, Svoboda suffered a heel injury, which interrupted his career for next three years.
In May 2014, he announced return to professional athletics.