Vladimír Podzimek

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Vladimír Podzimek
Country  Czechoslovakia
Born (1965-05-12)12 May 1965
Jilemnice, Czechoslovakia
Died 17 May 1994(1994-05-17) (aged 29)
Jilemnice, Czech Republic
Height 1.76 m (5 ft 9 12 in)
World Cup career
Seasons 19841985
1987
19891991
Individual wins 1
Indiv. podiums 2
Indiv. starts 45
Updated on 10 February 2016.

Vladimír Podzimek (12 May 1965 – 17 May 1994)[1] was a Czechoslovakian ski jumper.

Career[edit]

He earned a bronze medal in the Team large hill event at the 1984 FIS Nordic World Ski Championships in Engelberg.

Podzimek's best finish at the Winter Olympics was 8th in the individual large hill at Sarajevo in 1984. He also finished 4th in the 1986 Ski-flying World Championships.

Podzimek's only individual victory came at the 1984 Holmenkollen ski festival, the only Czechoslovak ski jumper to do so.

Podzimek committed suicide by hanging on 17 May 1994.[1]

World Cup[edit]

Standings[edit]

Season Overall 4H SF
1983/84 14 53 N/A
1984/85 43 N/A
1986/87 23 64 N/A
1988/89 52 N/A
1989/90 38 40 N/A
1990/91

Wins[edit]

No. Season Date Location Hill Size
1 1983/84 11 March 1984   Norway Oslo Holmenkollbakken K105 LH

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Cibula, Václav (2011-03-23). "Podzimek porazil svět, ale nevěru vyřešil sebevraždou". Lidové noviny (in Czech). Retrieved 2013-02-07. 

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