Jiří Pecka

Jiří Pecka (June 4, 1917 – May 12, 1997) was a Czechoslovak slalom and sprint canoeist who competed from the late 1940s to the late 1950s. He was born in Prague (where he also died).[1]

Jiří Pecka
Medal record
Representing  Czechoslovakia
Men's canoe sprint
Olympic Games
Silver medal – second place 1948 London C-2 10000 m
Canoe Sprint World Championships
Bronze medal – third place 1950 Copenhagen C-2 1000 m
Men's canoe slalom
Canoe Slalom World Championships
Gold medal – first place 1955 Tacen Mixed C-2
Silver medal – second place 1951 Steyr C-2 team
Bronze medal – third place 1951 Steyr C-2
Bronze medal – third place 1953 Meran C-2 team

Pecka won a silver medal in the C-2 10000 m event at the 1948 Summer Olympics in London. He also won a bronze medal in the C-2 1000 m event at the 1950 ICF Canoe Sprint World Championships in Copenhagen.

At the ICF Canoe Slalom World Championships he won a total of four medals with a gold (Mixed C-2: |1955), a silver (C-2 team: 1951) and two bronzes (C-2: 1951, C-2 team: 1953).[2]


  1. ^ Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill; et al. "Jiří Pecka". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Archived from the original on 27 April 2014. Retrieved 2 September 2014.
  2. ^ "Overview of athlete's results". CanoeSlalom.net. Archived from the original on 4 September 2014. Retrieved 2 September 2014. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)

External linksEdit