Josef Holeček

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Josef Holeček
Medal record
Men's canoe sprint
Representing  Czechoslovakia
Olympic Games
Gold medal – first place 1948 London C-1 1000 m
Gold medal – first place 1952 Helsinki C-1 1000 m
World Championships
Gold medal – first place 1950 Copenhagen C-1 1000 m
Silver medal – second place 1950 Copenhagen C-1 10000 m

Josef Holeček (Czech pronunciation: [ˈjozɛf ˈɦolɛtʃɛk]; 25 January 1921, Říčany – 20 February 2005) was a Czechoslovakian sprint canoeist who competed in the late 1940s and early 1950s. Competing in two Summer Olympics, he won gold medals in the C-1 1000 m event in both 1948 and 1952.

Holeček won also won two medals at the 1950 ICF Canoe Sprint World Championships in Copenhagen with a gold in the C-1 1000 m and a silver in the C-1 10000 m events.