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Czechoslovakia at the 1948 Summer Olympics

Czechoslovakia competed at the 1948 Summer Olympics in London, England. Eighty-seven competitors, 73 men and 14 women, took part in 55 events in 11 sports.[1]

Czechoslovakia at the
1948 Summer Olympics
Flag of the Czech Republic.svg
IOC codeTCH
NOCCzechoslovak Olympic Committee
in London
Competitors87 (73 men and 14 women) in 11 sports
Medals
Ranked 8th
Gold
6
Silver
2
Bronze
3
Total
11
Summer Olympics appearances (overview)
Other related appearances
 Bohemia (1900–1912)
 Czech Republic (1994–)
 Slovakia (1994–)

Twenty-six-year-old Emil Zátopek won the gold medal in the 10-kilometre run on the first day (his third race at that distance) and became the first Czechoslovak athlete gold medalist. On the second day he added a silver medal in the 5 km run. Czechoslovak canoeists were also very successful (gaining three gold and one silver medal), Jan Brzák-Felix successfully defended his medal that he had won 12 years earlier in 1936 Summer Olympics with another partner, Václav Havel and Jiří Pecka won a silver medal using a 12-year-old boat from the 1936 Olympics. Boxer Július Torma won the gold medal in the Welterweight class, although he had injured his left arm before the semi-final. Women's gymnastics team also secured gold medals, but this victory was overshadowed by the death of their teammate Eliška Misáková, who succumbed to polio in London.

MedalistsEdit

AthleticsEdit

BasketballEdit

BoxingEdit

CanoeingEdit

FencingEdit

GymnasticsEdit

Modern pentathlonEdit

Two male pentathletes represented Czechoslovakia in 1948.

RowingEdit

Czechoslovakia had four male rowers participate in one out of seven rowing events in 1948.[2]

Men's coxless four

SwimmingEdit

WrestlingEdit

Art competitionsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Czechoslovakia at the 1948 London Summer Games". sports-reference.com. Retrieved 2010-06-13.
  2. ^ Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill. "Czechoslovakia Rowing at the 1948 London Summer Games". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved 13 March 2018.

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