Jan Brzák-Felix

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Jan Brzák-Felix
Medal record
Men's canoe sprint
Competitor for  Czechoslovakia
Olympic Games
Gold 1936 Berlin C-2 1000 m
Gold 1948 London C-2 1000 m
Silver 1952 Helsinki C-2 1000 m
World Championships
Gold 1938 Vaxholm C-2 10000 m
Gold 1950 Copenhagen C-2 1000 m
Gold 1950 Copenhagen C-2 10000 m
Silver 1938 Vaxholm C-2 1000 m
Men's canoe slalom
Competitor for  Czechoslovakia
World Championships
Silver 1949 Geneva C-1 team
Silver 1949 Geneva C-2 team
Bronze 1949 Geneva C-1
Bronze 1949 Geneva C-2

Jan Brzák-Felix (6 April 1912 – 15 July 1988) was a Czechoslovak slalom and sprint canoeist who competed from the mid-1930s to the early 1950s. Competing in three Summer Olympics, he won three medals in the C-2 1000 m event with two golds (1936, 1948) and one silver (1952).

Brzák-Felix also won four medals at the ICF Canoe Sprint World Championships with three golds (C-2 1000 m: 1950, C-2 10000 m: 1938, 1950) and one silver (C-2 1000 m: 1938).

He also competed at the 1949 ICF Canoe Slalom World Championships in Geneva, earning two silver medals (C-1 team, C-2 team) and two bronze medals (C-1, C-2).

In 1955, Brzák-Felix teamed up with 1936 C-1 1000 m silver medalist Bohuslav Karlík to paddle the 118 miles (189.9 km) of the Vltava from České Budějovice to Prague in 20 hours.

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