Bohumil Mořkovský

Bohumil Mořkovský (December 14, 1899 – July 16, 1928) was a Czech gymnast who competed for Czechoslovakia in the 1924 Summer Olympics. He was born and died in Valašské Meziříčí, Moravia. He died less than a month before he could have made a repeat Olympic appearance.

Bohumil Mořkovský
Bohumil Mořkovský bio portrait.jpg
Personal information
Country represented Czechoslovakia
Born(1899-12-14)December 14, 1899
Valašské Meziříčí, Moravia
DiedJuly 16, 1928(1928-07-16) (aged 28)
Valašské Meziříčí, Moravia
DisciplineMen's artistic gymnastics
Olympic medal record
Representing  Czechoslovakia
Men’s Gymnastic
Bronze medal – third place 1924 Paris Vault

In 1924 he won a bronze medal in the vault competition. At the 1924 Summer Olympics he also participated in the following events:[1]

LegacyEdit

In 2019, the Czech Postal System issued a postcard commemorating Mořkovský.[2][3] Although a kind gesture, it raises questions, considering that Mořkovský's only Olympic medal was only a bronze in an individual apparatus final. Many other more accomplished Czech gymnasts have not received such commemoration. Additionally, the commemoration raises interest because a likeness of two-time Olympic Gymnastics Rings Champion Albert Azaryan was erroneously used to depict Mořkovský.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Bohumil Mořkovský". Olympedia. Retrieved 3 October 2021.
  2. ^ Contesse, Eric (August 14, 2019). "Mon Blog Timbré: "Bohumil Mořkovský 1899-1928" pictorial cancellation on cover from Czech Republic".
  3. ^ "Nové strojové razítko OLYMPSPORTU na poště Praha 1 (aktualizace)". July 20, 2019.

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