Josef Němec

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For the footballer of the same name, see Josef Němec (footballer).
Josef Němec
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Medal record
Men's Boxing
Competitor for  Czechoslovakia
Olympic Games
Bronze 1960 Rome Heavyweight
European Championship
Bronze 1957 Prague Heavyweight
Bronze 1959 Lucerne Heavyweight
Gold 1963 Moscow Heavyweight

Josef Němec (25 September 1933 – 10 September 2013)[1] was a boxer from Czechoslovakia.

Born in České Budějovice, Czechoslovakia, he competed in the 1956 Summer Olympics held in Melbourne, Australia, going out in the quarter finals of the heavyweight event. He returned to the 1960 Summer Olympics held in Rome, Italy, again as a heavyweight boxer where he went one better, going out in the semi final to finish in third place. In Moscow 1963 he became European champion.


  1. ^ "Zemřel boxer Josef Němec, bronzový olympionik z Říma 1960". Lidové noviny (in Czech). 10 September 2013. Retrieved 11 September 2013. 

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