Stan Bohonek

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Stan Bohonek
Personal information
Full name Stanislav Bohonek
Country represented Canada
Born (1952-12-28) December 28, 1952 (age 62)
Prague, Czechoslovakia
Former skating club The Granite Club
Former training locations Toronto
Retired 1976

Stanislav "Stan" Bohonek (born December 28, 1952) is a Canadian former competitive figure skater. He represented Canada at the 1976 Winter Olympics in Innsbruck.

Early life[edit]

Stanislav Bohonek was born December 28, 1952 in Prague, Czechoslovakia.[1] His brother, Jan, was born about three years later.[2] The family moved to Toronto, Canada in 1968 due to the Warsaw Pact invasion of Czechoslovakia.[3]

Skating career and later life[edit]

Bohonek competed mainly in single skating. He also studied classical ballet[2] and competed briefly in pair skating, appearing on the novice level with Jayne Elliott.[4]

Bohonek won the bronze medal at the 1975 Canadian Championships. After repeating as national bronze medalist the following year, he was named in Canada's team to the 1976 Winter Olympics. He placed 14th in men's single skating at the event in Innsbruck, Austria.[1]

In the 1976–77 season, Bohonek withdrew from the Ontario-Quebec divisionals due to a tender achilles tendon in his left foot.[5]

After graduating from the University of Toronto with a bachelor's degree in biology, Bohonek obtained a master's degree in biology at Cleveland State University.[2][6] He then studied at Case Western Reserve University's dental school, graduating in 1987,[7] and opened a private practice in Westlake, Ohio in 1989.[3] With his brother, he wrote and illustrated a children's book about dental health.[2]

Competitive results[edit]

International[1][8][9]
Event 1969–70 1970–71 1971–72 1972–73 1973–74 1974–75 1975–76
Winter Olympics 14th
Skate Canada 8th
St. Gervais 4th
National[10]
Canadian Champ. 1st N. 1st J. 3rd 3rd
Levels: N. = Novice; J. = Junior

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Stan Bohonek". Sports Reference. 
  2. ^ a b c d Nano, Stephanie (May 28, 1985). "Peter Molar's Adventures in Child's Book". Associated Press (Schenectady Gazette). 
  3. ^ a b "Dr. Stan Bohonek". Official website of Stan Bohonek. Retrieved June 10, 2014. 
  4. ^ "History". Skate Canada - Central Ontario. Archived from the original on June 10, 2014. 
  5. ^ Cleary, Martin (January 7, 1977). "Stan Bohonek, odd man out?". Ottawa Citizen. 
  6. ^ "Timeline: 1976". University of Toronto Scarborough. Archived from the original on July 31, 2013. 
  7. ^ "CRWU on the road". Case Western Reserve University: Case School of Dental Medicine. Summer 2012. p. 41. 
  8. ^ "Skate Canada Results Book - Volume 1 - 1896 - 1973" (PDF). Skate Canada. Archived from the original on November 22, 2010. 
  9. ^ "Skate Canada Results Book - Volume 2 - 1974 - current" (PDF). Skate Canada. Archived from the original on April 8, 2008. 
  10. ^ "Canadian Championships / Championnats Canadiens" (PDF). Skate Canada. Archived from the original on September 27, 2007.