František Janda-Suk (Czech pronunciation: [ˈfrancɪʃɛk ˈjanda ˈsuk], March 25, 1878 – June 23, 1955) was a Czech athlete who competed for Bohemia in the 1900 Summer Olympics and in the 1912 Summer Olympics and Czechoslovakia at the 1924 Summer Olympics.
|Born||March 25, 1878|
Postřižín near Roudnice nad Labem
|Died||June 23, 1955 (aged 77)|
He was the first modern athlete to throw the discus while rotating the whole body. He invented this technique when studying the position of the famous statue of Discobolus. After only one year of developing the technique he gained the olympic silver.
- František Janda-Suk at the International Olympic Committee
- Frantisek Janda-Suk at databaseOlympics.com at the Wayback Machine (archived August 28, 2007)
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