Czechoslovakia at the 1948 Summer Olympics
|Czechoslovakia at the|
1948 Summer Olympics
|NOC||Czechoslovak Olympic Committee|
|Competitors||87 (73 men and 14 women) in 11 sports|
|Summer Olympics appearances (overview)|
|Other related appearances|
| Bohemia (1900–1912)|
Czech Republic (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.
|Gold||Emil Zátopek||Athletics||Men's 10,000 metres|
|Gold||Július Torma||Boxing||Men's welterweight|
|Gold||Josef Holeček||Canoeing||Men's C-1 1000 m|
|Gold||František Čapek||Canoeing||Men's C-1 10000 m|
|Canoeing||Men's C-2 1000 m|
|Silver||Emil Zátopek||Athletics||Men's 5000 metres|
|Canoeing||Men's C-2 10000 m|
|Bronze||Zdeněk Růžička||Gymnastics||Men's floor|
|Bronze||Zdeněk Růžička||Gymnastics||Men's rings|
|Bronze||Leo Sotorník||Gymnastics||Men's vault|
Five fencers, all men, represented Czechoslovakia in 1948.
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- 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.