Václav Havel (canoeist)

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Václav Havel
Medal record
Men's canoe sprint
Olympic Games
Silver 1948 London C-2 10000 m
World Championships
Bronze 1950 Copenhagen C-2 1000 m
Men's canoe slalom
World Championships
Gold 1957 Augsburg C-2 team
Silver 1951 Steyr C-2 team
Silver 1957 Augsburg C-2
Silver 1959 Geneva C-2
Silver 1959 Geneva C-2 team
Bronze 1951 Steyr C-2
Bronze 1953 Meran C-2 team

Václav Havel (5 October 1920 – 14 December 1979) was a Czechoslovak slalom and sprint canoer who competed from the late 1940s to the late 1950s. He was born in Prague (where he also died).[citation needed]

Havel won a silver medal in the C-2 10,000 m event at the 1948 Summer Olympics in London. He won a bronze medal in the C-2 1,000 m event at the 1950 ICF Canoe Sprint World Championships in Copenhagen.

He also competed in slalom canoeing, winning three medals at the ICF Canoe Slalom World Championships in the C-2 event. This included two silvers (1957, 1959) and a bronze (1951).

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