Czechoslovakia at the 1928 Summer Olympics

Czechoslovakia competed at the 1928 Summer Olympics in Amsterdam, Netherlands. 70 competitors (69 men and 1 woman) took part in 51 events in 14 sports.[1]

Czechoslovakia at the
1928 Summer Olympics
Flag of Czechoslovakia.svg
IOC codeTCH
NOCCzechoslovak Olympic Committee
in Amsterdam
Competitors70 in 14 sports
Medals
Ranked 14th
Gold
2
Silver
5
Bronze
2
Total
9
Summer Olympics appearances (overview)
Other related appearances
 Bohemia (1900-1912)
 Czech Republic (1994–)
 Slovakia (1994–)

MedalistsEdit

Medal Name Sport Event Date
  Gold František Ventura Equestrian Individual jumping August 12
  Gold Ladislav Vácha Gymnastics Men's parallel bars August 9
  Silver Jan Heřmánek Boxing Men's middleweight August 11
  Silver Josef Effenberger, Jan Gajdoš, Jan Koutný, Emanuel Löffler,
Bedřich Šupčík, Ladislav Tikal, Ladislav Vácha, Václav Veselý
Gymnastics Men's team all-around August 10
  Silver Ladislav Vácha Gymnastics Men's rings August 8
  Silver Emanuel Löffler Gymnastics Men's vault August 10
  Silver Jindřich Maudr Wrestling Men's Greco-Roman bantamweight August 4
  Bronze Emanuel Löffler Gymnastics Men's rings August 8
  Bronze Jaroslav Skobla Weightlifting Men's +82.5 kg July 29

AquaticsEdit

DivingEdit

2 divers, both men, represented Czechoslovakia in 1928. It was the nation's 2nd appearance in the sport. Both men competed only in the 3 metre springboard event; neither reached the final. Balasz placed 4th in his semifinal group, just missing the top 3 needed to advance.

Diver Event Semifinals Final
Points Score Rank Points Score Rank
Julius Balasz Men's 3 m board 20 139.24 4 Did not advance
Josef Nasvadba 38 102.48 8 Did not advance

SwimmingEdit

One male swimmer represented Czechoslovakia in 1928. It was the nation's 3rd appearance in the sport, in which it had competed each time it appeared at the Games. Antoš had been a member of the 1924 team as well. He placed 3rd in the preliminary heats in both of his events, not advancing to the semifinals in either.

Swimmer Event Heat Semifinal Final
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Václav Antoš Men's 400 m freestyle 5:39.8 3 Did not advance
Václav Antoš Men's 1500 m freestyle 22:43.0 3 Did not advance

Water poloEdit

Czechoslovakia competed in water polo for the third time in 1928. The team was defeated by Great Britain in the first round.

Summary
Team Event Round of 16 Quarterfinal Semifinal Final / BM
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Rank
Czechoslovakia men's Men's tournament   Great Britain
L 4–2
Did not advance 9

Men's tournamentEdit

Team roster

Head coach:

No. Pos. Player DoB Age Caps Club Tournament
games
Tournament
goals
GK Josef Bušek 28 August 1901 26 ? 1 0
Kurt Epstein 21 January 1904 22 ? 1 0
František Getreuer ? 1 0
Hugo Klempfner ? 0 0
J. Kroc ? 0 0
A. Novotny ? 0 0
Michal Schmuck 9 January 1909 19 ? 1 0
František Schulz ? 1 1
Pavol Steiner 29 March 1908 20 ? 1 0
Ladislav Švehla ? 1 0
Josef Tomášek ? 0 0
Round of 16
4 August 1928 OR p. 807 Czechoslovakia   2–4   Great Britain Amsterdam
Referees:
J.A. Ruddy (USA)
Scoring by half: 0–1, 2–3

AthleticsEdit

11 athletes, all men, represented Czechoslovakia in 1928. It was the nation's 3rd appearance in the sport, in which Czechoslovakia had competed each time it appeared at the Games. Kittel's 8th place in the men's 1500 metres was the best result for Czechoslovakian athletes in Amsterdam.

Track and road events
Athlete Event Heat Quarterfinal Semifinal Final
Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank
Johann Bartl Men's 100 metres Unknown 3 Did not advance
Karel Kněnický 11.3 3 Did not advance
Jaroslav Vykoupil Unknown 2 Q Unknown 6 Did not advance
Johann Bartl Men's 200 metres Unknown 5 Did not advance
Karel Kněnický Unknown 2 Q Unknown 5 Did not advance
Jaroslav Vykoupil Unknown 3 Did not advance
Johann Bartl Men's 400 metres Unknown 2 Q Unknown 3 Did not advance
Jaroslav Vykoupil Unknown 3 Did not advance
Adolf Kittel Men's 800 metres N/A 1:59.6 4 Did not advance
Vilém Šindler 1:57.0 3 Q Unknown 7 Did not advance
Adolf Kittel Men's 1500 metres N/A Unknown 2 Q 4:00.4 8
Vilém Šindler Unknown 4 Did not advance
Jozef Koščak Men's 5000 metres N/A 15:42.0 8 Did not advance
Karel Nedobitý DNF Did not advance
Karel Nedobitý Men's 10,000 metres N/A Unknown 17
Otakar Jandera Men's 110 metres hurdles N/A Unknown 2 Unknown 6 Did not advance
Johann Bartl Men's 4 × 400 metres relay N/A Unknown 5 Did not advance
Karel Kněnický
Vilém Šindler
Jaroslav Vykoupil
Alois Krof Men's marathon N/A 2:43:18 16
František Zyka 2:52:42 33
Field events
Athlete Event Qualification Final
Distance Position Distance Position
František Douda Men's shot put 13.12 14 Did not advance
František Douda Men's discus throw 41.19 20 Did not advance

BoxingEdit

3 boxers, all men, represented Czechoslovakia in 1928. It was the nation's debut appearance in the sport. Jan Heřmánek won the silver medal in the middleweight class; the other two boxers each lost their first bout.

Boxer Event Round of 32 Round of 16 Quarterfinals Semifinals Final / Bronze match
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Rank
Tomáš Pötsch Men's lightweight   Stephen Halaiko (USA)
L KO
Did not advance 17
František Nekolný Men's welterweight Bye   Galataud (FRA)
L points
Did not advance 9
Jan Heřmánek Men's middleweight Bye   Georges Pixius (LUX)
W points
  Harry Henderson (USA)
W points
  Fred Mallin (GBR)
W points
  Piero Toscani (ITA)
L points
 

CyclingEdit

Four cyclists, all men and all road cyclists, represented Czechoslovakia in 1928. It was the nation's 3rd appearance in the sport, in which Czechoslovakia had competed each time the nation appeared at the Games. Honig had the best time of the team, placing 39th in the individual road race. The combined score of the top 3 placed them 11th among the 15 competing nations.

Road cyclingEdit

Cyclist Event Time Rank
Ladislav Brůžek Men's road race 5:54:07 59
Antonín Honig 5:27:45 39
Antonín Perič 5:34:30 46
Josef Šídlo 5:34:30 46
Antonín Honig Men's team road race 16:36:45 11
Antonín Perič
Josef Šídlo

EquestrianEdit

9 equestrians, all men, competed for Czechoslovakia in 1928. It was the nation's 2nd appearance in the sport. Czechoslovakia was one of 5 nations to have the maximum 3 riders in each event. František Ventura won gold in the individual jumping, Czechoslovakia's first equestrian medal. Emanuel Thiel, who had had the nation's best result in 1924 at 6th in the individual dressage, bettered his own performance to 5th in 1928.

DressageEdit

Equestrian Horse Event Final
Score Rank
Jaroslav Hanf Elegán Dressage 201.70 17
Otto Schöninger Ex 210.28 10
Emanuel Thiel Loki 225.96 5
Jaroslav Hanf Elegán Team dressage 642.18 5
Otto Schöninger Ex
Emanuel Thiel Loki

EventingEdit

Equestrian Horse Event Final
Score Rank
Josef Charous Engadin Eventing 1844.44 16
Josef Seyfried Ekul DNF
František Statečný Fesák DNF
Josef Charous Engadin Team eventing 1844.44 12
Josef Seyfried Ekul
František Statečný Fesák

JumpingEdit

Equestrian Horse Event Final 1st re-ride 2nd re-ride
Time Penalties Rank Penalties Rank Penalties Rank
Rudolf Popler Denk Jumping DQ Did not advance
Josef Rabas Daghestan 2:14 22.5 41 Did not advance
František Ventura Eliot 1:34 0 1 0 1 0  
Rudolf Popler Denk Team jumping DQ N/A
Josef Rabas Daghestan
František Ventura Eliot

FencingEdit

Seven fencers, six men and one woman, represented Czechoslovakia in 1928. It was the nation's 3rd appearance in the sport, in which Czechoslovakia had competed each time it participated in the Games. It was the first time Czechoslovakia had a female fencer, Jarmila Chalupová. Chalupová had the most individual success of any Czechoslovakian fencer in 1928, reaching the semifinals.

Fencer Event Round 1 Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank
Jan Černohorský Men's épée 4 wins 7 Did not advance
František Kříž 3 wins 7 Did not advance
Josef Jungmann 3 wins 6 Q 5 wins 8 Did not advance
Miroslav Beznoska Men's team épée 1–1 2 Q 1–1 2 Q 1–2 3 Did not advance
Jan Černohorský
Martin Harden
Josef Jungmann
František Kříž
Jan Tille
Jarmila Chalupová Women's foil N/A 5 wins 2 Q 1 win 7 Did not advance

GymnasticsEdit

Bohumil Mořkovský, bronze medalist on Vault and 13th-place finisher in the Individual All-Around at the previous Olympics in Paris, died on July 16, 1928, less than a month before he could make a repeat Olympic appearance. 8 gymnasts, all men, represented Czechoslovakia in 1928. It was the nation's 3rd appearance in the sport as well as the Games. The team took the silver medal, 6.375 points behind Germany, with Ladislav Vácha having the best individual all-around result at 9th place. Vácha also won gold in the parallel bars and silver in the rings. Emanuel Löffler took two apparatus medals as well, the silver in the vault and bronze in the rings.

Artistic gymnasticsEdit

Gymnast Event Score Rank
Josef Effenberger Men's all-around 238.875 14
Jan Gajdoš 240.625 13
Jan Koutný 225.250 31
Emanuel Löffler 227.625 28
Bedřich Šupčík 233.250 20
Ladislav Tikal 217.750 37
Ladislav Vácha 242.500 10
Václav Veselý 242.875 9
Josef Effenberger Men's team all-around 1712.250  
Jan Gajdoš
Jan Koutný
Emanuel Löffler
Bedřich Šupčík
Ladislav Tikal
Ladislav Vácha
Václav Veselý
Josef Effenberger Men's horizontal bar 55.50 9
Jan Gajdoš 51.25 33
Jan Koutný 52.25 31
Emanuel Löffler 54.00 16
Bedřich Šupčík 54.25 14
Ladislav Tikal 46.75 50
Ladislav Vácha 54.75 12
Václav Veselý 52.00 32
Josef Effenberger Men's parallel bars 52.25 15
Jan Gajdoš 53.75 4
Jan Koutný 52.25 31
Emanuel Löffler 52.50 14
Bedřich Šupčík 53.75 4
Ladislav Tikal 50.50 24
Ladislav Vácha 56.50  
Václav Veselý 50.25 25
Josef Effenberger Men's pommel horse 54.00 10
Jan Gajdoš 54.00 10
Jan Koutný 42.75 56
Emanuel Löffler 52.00 17
Bedřich Šupčík 51.50 19
Ladislav Tikal 45.50 49
Ladislav Vácha 47.00 45
Václav Veselý 46.50 47
Josef Effenberger Men's rings 52.00 22
Jan Gajdoš 54.25 8
Jan Koutný 52.50 18
Emanuel Löffler 56.50  
Bedřich Šupčík 54.75 6
Ladislav Tikal 48.75 41
Ladislav Vácha 57.50  
Václav Veselý 52.75 15
Josef Effenberger Men's vault 25.125 46
Jan Gajdoš 27.375 12
Jan Koutný 26.750 26
Emanuel Löffler 28.500  
Bedřich Šupčík 19.000 78
Ladislav Tikal 26.250 32
Ladislav Vácha 27.125 18
Václav Veselý 26.375 30

Modern pentathlonEdit

Three pentathletes represented Czechoslovakia in 1928. It was the nation's 2nd appearance in the sport. Růžička had the best finish for Czechoslovakia to date, placing 30th.

Pentathlete Event Shooting Swimming Fencing Running Equestrian Total
Rank Rank Rank Rank Rank Score Rank
Kamil Gampe Men's individual 37 30 37 37 9 150 37
Rudolf Růžička 21 25 19 28 34 127 30
Josef Schejbal 34 36 13 31 30 144 35

RowingEdit

1 rower competed for Czechoslovakia in 1928. It was the nation's 2nd appearance in the sport, and 1st since 1920. Josef Straka, whose son would compete in the Olympics in 1972 and 1976, reached the third round in the single sculls before being eliminated.

Rower Event Round 1 Repechage 1 Round 2 Repechage 2 Round 3 Semifinals Final
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Josef Straka Men's single sculls 8:05.2 1 Q Bye 8:36.4 1 Q Bye 8:04.8 2 Did not advance

SailingEdit

A single male sailor represented Czechoslovakia in 1928. It was the nation's 2nd appearance in the sport. Winter finished 18th in the preliminary round standings, not advancing to the final.

Dinghy
Sailor Event Preliminary series Net points Prelim rank Final series Net points Final rank
1 2 3 4 1 2 3 4
Rudolf Winter 12' Dinghy 10 10 RET 6 8 34 18 Did not advance

WeightliftingEdit

Six weightlifters, all men, represented Czechoslovakia in 1928. It was the nation's third appearance in the sport, in which Czechoslovakia had competed each time it appeared at the Olympics. Skobla, who had placed 8th in light heavyweight (−82.5 kg) in 1924, won the bronze medal in heavyweight (+82.5 kg) this time. This matched the nation's best-ever result in the sport to date.

Lifter Event Press Snatch Clean & Jerk Total Rank
Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank
Josef Vacek Men's −60 kg 80 5 82.5 4 100 13 262.5 8
Josef Matějček Men's −67.5 kg 82.5 7 77.5 13 107.5 11 265 11
Jan Kostrba Men's −75 kg 80 16 85 12 115 9 280 11
Bohumil Sýkora 70 20 85 12 115 9 270 17
Václav Pšenička Men's −82.5 kg 100 1 105 3 130 6 335 5
Jaroslav Skobla Men's +82.5 kg 100 8 107.5 4 147.5 2 357.5  

WrestlingEdit

Six wrestlers, all men, represented Czechoslovakia in 1928. All six competed in the Greco-Roman discipline. It was the nation's 3rd appearance in the sport as well as the Games. Jindřich Maudr won the nation's first Olympic medal in wrestling, taking silver in the bantamweight after reaching a de facto gold medal final against the German Leucht.

Greco-Roman
Athlete Event Round 1 Round 2 Round 3 Round 4 Round 5 Round 6 Round 7 Rank
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Jindřich Maudr Men's bantamweight   Andersen (DEN)
W Decision 1pt
  Kamel (EGY)
W Fall 1pt
  van Maaren (NED)
W Decision 2pts
  Gozzi (ITA)
W Decision 3pts
  Lindelöf (SWE)
W Fall 3pts
  Leucht (GER)
L Fall 6pts
N/A  
František Kratochvíl Men's featherweight   Egeberg (NOR)
W Decision 1pt
  Väli (EST)
L Fall 4pts
  Kárpáti (HUN)
L Decision 7pts
Did not advance 13
Vladimír Vávra Men's lightweight   Sperling (GER)
W Fall 0pts
  Mumenthaler (SUI)
W Fall 0pts
  Borges (DEN)
W Fall 0pts
  Yalaz (TUR)
L Fall 3pts
  Keresztes (HUN)
L Fall 6pts
Did not advance 5
František Hala Men's middleweight   Papp (HUN)
L Decision 3pts
  Frantz (LUX)
W Fall 3pts
  Johansson (SWE)
W Fall 3pts
  Kokkinen (FIN)
L Fall 6pts
Did not advance N/A 6
Josef Vávra Men's light heavyweight   Juhasz (YUG)
W Decision 1pt
  Szalay (HUN)
L Decision 4pts
  Appels (BEL)
L Fall 7pts
Did not advance N/A 9
Josef Urban Men's heavyweight   Colpaert (BEL)
W Fall 0pts
  Simonis (NED)
W Fall 0pts
  Donati (ITA)
W Fall 0pts
  Svensson (SWE)
L Fall 3pts
  Wiesberger (AUT)
L Decision 6pts
Did not advance N/A 5

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Czechoslovakia at the 1928 Amsterdam Summer Games". sports-reference.com. Archived from the original on 2020-04-17. Retrieved 2010-04-24.

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