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
NOCCzechoslovak Olympic Committee
in London, Great Britain
29 July 1948 (1948-07-29) – 14 August 1948 (1948-08-14)
Competitors87 (73 men and 14 women) in 11 sports
Flag bearerLadislav Trpkoš
Ranked 8th
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). 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.

Medalists edit

Medal Name Sport Event Date
  Gold Emil Zátopek Athletics Men's 10,000 metres 30 July
  Gold František Čapek Canoeing Men's C-1 10000 m 11 August
  Gold Josef Holeček Canoeing Men's C-1 1000 m 12 August
  Gold Jan Brzák-Felix
Bohumil Kudrna
Canoeing Men's C-2 1000 m 12 August
  Gold Július Torma Boxing Men's welterweight 13 August
  Gold Zdeňka Honsová
Marie Kovářová
Miloslava Misáková
Milena Müllerová
Věra Růžičková
Olga Šilhánová
Božena Srncová
Zdeňka Veřmiřovská
Eliška Misáková
(awarded posthumously)
Gymnastics Women's artistic team all-around 14 August
  Silver Emil Zátopek Athletics Men's 5000 metres 2 August
  Silver Václav Havel
Jiří Pecka
Canoeing Men's C-2 10000 m 11 August
  Bronze Zdeněk Růžička Gymnastics Men's floor 13 August
  Bronze Zdeněk Růžička Gymnastics Men's rings 13 August
  Bronze Leo Sotorník Gymnastics Men's vault 13 August

Athletics edit

Basketball edit

Boxing edit

Canoeing edit

Fencing edit

Five fencers, all men, represented Czechoslovakia in 1948.

Men's sabre
Men's team sabre

Gymnastics edit

Modern pentathlon edit

Two male pentathletes represented Czechoslovakia in 1948.

Rowing edit

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

Men's coxless four

Swimming edit

Wrestling edit

Art competitions edit

References edit

  1. ^ "Czechoslovakia at the 1948 London Summer Games". Archived from the original on 2020-04-17. Retrieved 2010-06-13.
  2. ^ Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill; et al. "Czechoslovakia Rowing at the 1948 London Summer Games". Olympics at Sports Reference LLC. Archived from the original on 17 April 2020. Retrieved 13 March 2018.

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