Czechoslovakia at the 1948 Summer Olympics

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Czechoslovakia at the
1948 Summer Olympics
Flag of the Czech Republic.svg
IOC codeTCH
NOCCzechoslovak Olympic Committee
in London
Competitors87 (73 men and 14 women) in 11 sports
Medals
Ranked 8th
Gold
6
Silver
2
Bronze
3
Total
11
Summer Olympics appearances (overview)
Other related appearances
 Bohemia (1900–1912)
 Czech Republic (1994–)
 Slovakia (1994–)

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]

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.

Medalists[edit]

Medal Name Sport Event
 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
 Gold Jan Brzák-Felix
Bohumil Kudrna
Canoeing Men's C-2 1000 m
 Gold Zdeňka Honsová
Marie Kovářová
Miloslava Misáková
Milena Müllerová
Věra Růžičkova
Olga Šilhánová
Božena Srncová
Zdeňka Veřmiřovská
Eliška Misáková
(awarded posthumously)
Gymnastics Women's team
 Silver Emil Zátopek Athletics Men's 5000 metres
 Silver Václav Havel
Jiří Pecka
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

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". sports-reference.com. 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.com. Sports Reference LLC. Archived from the original on 17 April 2020. Retrieved 13 March 2018.

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