Czechoslovakia at the 1948 Summer Olympics

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Czechoslovakia at the Olympic Games

Flag of Czechoslovakia
IOC code  TCH
NOC Czechoslovak Olympic Committee
At the 1948 Summer Olympics in London
Competitors 87 (73 men and 14 women) in 11 sports
Medals
Rank: 8
Gold
6
Silver
2
Bronze
3
Total
11
Olympic history (summary)
Summer Games
Winter Games
Other related appearances
Bohemia (1900–1912)
Czech Republic (1994–)
Slovakia (1994–)

Czechoslovakia competed at the 1948 Summer Olympics in London, England. 87 competitors, 73 men and 14 women, took part in 55 events in 11 sports.[1]

26 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 5km run. Czechoslovak canoeists were also very successful (gaining 3 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, despite the fact that he had injured his left arm before the semi-final. Women's gymnastics team also secured gold medals, but this victory was overshadowed with death of their teammate Eliška Misáková, who succumbed to polio in London.

Medalists[edit]

Med 1.png Gold[edit]

Med 2.png Silver[edit]

Med 3.png Bronze[edit]

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]

Swimming[edit]

Wrestling[edit]

Art competitions[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Czechoslovakia at the 1948 London Summer Games". sports-reference.com. Retrieved 2010-06-13. 

External links[edit]