Ladislav Vácha

Ladislav Vácha (21 March 1899 in Brno – 28 June 1943) was a Czech gymnast and Olympic champion competing for Czechoslovakia.

Ladislav Vácha
Ladislav Vácha in 1928.png
Country represented Czechoslovakia
Born(1899-03-21)21 March 1899
Brno, Moravia, Austria-Hungary
Died28 June 1943(1943-06-28) (aged 44)
DisciplineMen's artistic gymnastics

He competed at the 1924 Summer Olympics in Paris, where he received a bronze medal in rope climbing and rings.[1] He received a gold medal in parallel bars, and silver medals in rings and team combined exercises at the 1928 Summer Olympics in Amsterdam.[2]

He died during World War II shortly after being interrogated by Gestapo for his resistance activities.[3]


  1. ^ "1924 Summer Olympics – Paris, France – Gymnastics" Archived 19 August 2007 at the Wayback Machine (Retrieved on 31 March 2008)
  2. ^ "Ladislav Vácha". Olympedia. Retrieved 28 June 2021.
  3. ^ "Olympians Who Were Killed or Missing in Action or Died as a Result of War". Sports Reference. Archived from the original on 17 April 2020. Retrieved 24 July 2018.