Vladislav Čáp

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Vladislav Čáp
Personal information
Country represented Czechoslovakia
Born (1926-04-13)13 April 1926
Died 30 December 2001(2001-12-30) (aged 75)
Prague, Czech Republic
Coach Arnold Gerschwiler

Vladislav Čáp (13 April 1926 — 30 December 2001) was a Czech figure skater who competed internationally for Czechoslovakia. He was the 1947 European silver medalist.[1] He competed at the 1948 Winter Olympics and placed 10th.[2]

Čáp graduated from the Czech Technical University in Prague. In 1958, he published a book on figure skating, Výklad pravidel krasobruslení.[3] In 1959, he was arrested for alleged spying and sentenced to five years in prison. He was released after three and a half years.[4] In 1969, he began working for Czechoslovak Television and lecturing on stage lighting at the Theatre Faculty of the Academy of Performing Arts in Prague.[4]


Event 1947 1948 1949 1950 1951 1952 1953
Winter Olympics 10th
World Championships 4th 10th
European Champ. 2nd 8th 5th
Czechoslovak Champ. 2nd 3rd 3rd 2nd


  1. ^ "European Figure Skating Championships" (PDF). International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 14 November 2008. 
  2. ^ "Ladislav Čáp". Sports Reference. 
  3. ^ "Database" (in Czech). National Library of the Czech Republic. 
  4. ^ a b Balcar, Miroslav (2005). "Ing. Vladislav Čáp : Inventář" (PDF) (in Czech). National Technical Museum (Prague). Archived (PDF) from the original on 14 April 2016.