Ladislav Vácha

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Ladislav Vácha
Ladislav Vácha in 1928.png
Country represented Czechoslovakia
Born(1899-03-21)March 21, 1899
Brno
DiedJune 28, 1943(1943-06-28) (aged 44)
DisciplineMen's artistic gymnastics

Ladislav Vácha (March 21, 1899 in Brno – June 28, 1943) was a Czech gymnast and Olympic champion competing for Czechoslovakia.

He competed at the 1924 Summer Olympics in Paris, where he received a bronze medal in rope climbing and rings.[1]

He received a gold medal in parallel bars, and silver medals in rings and team combined exercises at the 1928 Summer Olympics in Amsterdam.

He died during World War II shortly after being interrogated by Gestapo for his resistance activities.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "1924 Summer Olympics – Paris, France – Gymnastics" Archived 2007-08-19 at the Wayback Machine. databaseOlympics.com (Retrieved on March 31, 2008)
  2. ^ "Olympians Who Were Killed or Missing in Action or Died as a Result of War". Sports Reference. Retrieved 24 July 2018.