Bohemia at the 1908 Summer Olympics

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Bohemia at the Olympic Games

Flag of Bohemia
IOC code  BOH
NOC Czech Olympic Committee
At the 1908 Summer Olympics in London
Competitors
Medals Gold
0
Silver
0
Bronze
2
Total
2
Olympic history (summary)
Summer Games
Intercalated Games
1906
Other related appearances
Czechoslovakia (1920–1992)
Czech Republic (1994–)

Bohemia competed at the 1908 Summer Olympics in London, England as an independent team, though it was part of Austria-Hungary at the time.

Medalists[edit]

Medal Name Sport Event Date
3 ! Bronze von Lobsdorf, Vilém GoppoldVilém Goppold von Lobsdorf Fencing Men's sabre July 24
3 ! Bronze Lada, OtakarOtakar Lada, Vlastimil Lada-Sázavský,
Bedřich Schejbal, Jaroslav Tuček,
Vilém Goppold von Lobsdorf
Fencing Men's team sabre July 24

Results by event[edit]

Athletics[edit]

Event Place Athlete Heats Semifinals Final
Men's 5 miles Semi-
finalist
Arnošt Nejedlý None held Unknown
3rd, semifinal 6
Did not advance
Men's marathon 18th Arnošt Nejedlý None held 3:26:26.2
Event Place Athlete Height/
Distance
Men's discus throw 12-42 František Souček Unknown
Miroslav Šustera Unknown
Men's Greek discus 11-23 Miroslav Šustera Unknown
Men's freestyle javelin 10-33 František Souček Unknown

Fencing[edit]

Bohemia refused to fence Italy in the silver medal match of the men's team sabre, contending that the repechage system was unfair.

Event Place Fencer First
round
Second
round
Semi-
final
Final
Men's épée Second
round
Vilém Tvrzský 4-4 (2nd in D) 2-2 (3rd in 4) Did not advance
Vilém Goppold von Lobsdorf 4-2 (2nd in G) 2-2 (3rd in 3)
Vlastimil Lada-Sázavský 5-1 (1st in B) 0-4 (5th in 5)
Jaroslav Tuček 4-2 (2nd in A) 1-3 (5th in 7)
First
round
Bedřich Schejbal 1-4 (5th in F) Did not advance
Otakar Lada 3-5 (6th in E)
František Šourek-Tuček 0-6 (7th in H)
Men's sabre 3rd Vilém Goppold von Lobsdorf 7-0 (1st in J) 3-1 (1st in 3) 5-2 (1st in 2) 4-3
Second
round
Bedřich Schejbal 3-2 (2nd in L) 1-2 (3rd in 4) Did not advance
Otakar Lada 3-1 (1st in B) 2-2 (3rd in 5)
Vilém Tvrzský 3-2 (3rd in K) 0-3 (4th in 4)
Vlastimil Lada-Sázavský 3-2 (2nd in A) 1-3 (4th in 7)
First
round
Jaroslav Šourek-Tuček 1-4 (5th in A) Did not advance
František Šourek-Tuček 2-4 (5th in M)
Event Place Fencers Play-in
match
First
round
Semi-
finals
Final Repechage Silver
medal match
Men's team épée 6th Otakar Lada
Vlastimil Lada-Sázavský
Vilém Goppold von Lobsdorf
Vilém Tvrzský
Bye Lost to Italy
12-5
Out
6th place
Did not advance Not relegated
Men's team sabre 3rd Vlastimil Lada-Sázavský (all)
Vilém Goppold von Lobsdorf (all)
Bedřich Schejbal (all)
Jaroslav Šourek-Tuček (f)
Otakar Lada (1st, sf)[1]
Not held Defeated Netherlands
9-8
Advanced to
semifinals
Defeated France
9-7
Advanced to
final
Lost to Hungary
9-7
Relegated to
silver medal match
Bye Lost to Italy
Walkover
Won
bronze medal

Gymnastics[edit]

Event Place Gymnast Score
Men's all-around 25th Josef Čada Unknown
36th Bohumil Honzátko Unknown

Tennis[edit]

Event Place Name Round
of 64
Round
of 32
Round
of 16
Quarter-
finals
Semi-
finals
Final
Men's singles 9th Bohuslav Hykš Bye Defeated Zsigmondy Lost to Dixon Did not advance
David Slíva Bye Bye Lost to Brown
16th Ladislav Žemla Bye Lost to R. Powell Did not advance
26th Jozef Micovský Lost to Tóth Did not advance
Men's doubles 11th Bohuslav Hykš
David Slíva
None held Lost to
Gauntlett/Kitson
Did not advance
Opponent nation Wins Losses Percent
Canada 0 2 .000
Great Britain 0 1 .000
Hungary 1 1 .500
South Africa 0 1 .000
Total 1 5 .167

Wrestling[edit]

All 4 Bohemian wrestlers lost their first match.

Event Place Wrestler Round
of 32
Round
of 16
Quarter-
finals
Semi-
finals
Final
Greco-Roman lightweight 17th Karel Halík Lost to
Wood
Did not advance
Greco-Roman middleweight 9th Jaroslav Týfa Bye Lost to
Belmer
Did not advance
17th Josef Bechyně Lost to
Mårtensson
Did not advance
Greco-Roman light heavyweight 17th Miroslav Šustera Lost to
West
Did not advance
Opponent nation Wins Losses Percent
Great Britain 0 2 .000
Netherlands 0 1 .000
Sweden 0 1 .000
Total 0 4 .000

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ This fencer competed in the team event, but is not listed in the IOC medallist database.

Sources[edit]

  • Cook, Theodore Andrea (1908). The Fourth Olympiad, Being the Official Report. London: British Olympic Association. 
  • De Wael, Herman (2001). "Top London 1908 Olympians". Herman's Full Olympians. Retrieved 10 June 2006.