Czechoslovakia at the 1992 Winter Olympics


Czechoslovakia at the 1992 Winter Olympics
Czechoslovakia at the Olympic Games

Flag of Czechoslovakia – Flag bearers
IOC code   TCH
At the 1992 Winter Olympics in Albertville
Competitors 74 (55 men, 19 women) in 10 sports
Flag bearer Pavel Benc (cross-country skiing)
Medals
Rank: 18
Gold
0
Silver
0
Bronze
3
Total
3
Olympic history (summary)
Summer Games
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Winter Games
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Other related appearances
Bohemia (1900–1912)
Czech Republic (1994–)
Slovakia (1994–)

Czechoslovakia competed at the 1992 Winter Olympics in Albertville, France. The team consisted of 74 athletes, which was the largest number at that time. It was the last time Czechoslovakia participated in the Winter Olympics, because the state split to Czech Republic and Slovakia and both countries entered their independent teams to the 1994 Winter Olympics.

Cross-country skier Pavel Benc was the flag-bearer of the country in the opening ceremony.

Contents

Medalists

Medal Name Sport Event
 Bronze Barna, PetrPetr Barna Figure skating Men's singles
 Bronze Czechoslovakia men's national ice hockey team
Patrik Augusta   Drahomír Kadlec   Bedřich Ščerban
Petr Bříza   Kamil Kašťák   Jiří Šlégr
Leo Gudas   Robert Lang   Richard Šmehlík
Miloslav Hořava   Igor Liba   Róbert Švehla
Petr Hrbek   Ladislav Lubina   Oldřich Svoboda
Otakar Janecký   František Procházka   Radek Ťoupal
Tomáš Jelínek   Petr Rosol   Peter Veselovský
Richard Žemlička
Ice hockey Men's competition
 Bronze Goder, TomášTomáš Goder
Jež, FrantišekFrantišek Jež
Sakala, JaroslavJaroslav Sakala
Parma, JiříJiří Parma
Ski jumping Men's team large hill

Results by event

Alpine Skiing

Czechoslovakia’s participation in the alpine skiing races was done by four skiers, all Slovaks. Lucia Medzihradská was the most successful of them reaching top eight in the women’s combined event.

Men’s Downhill

  • Marian Bíreš – 1:56.21 (34th)

Men’s Super-G

  • Marian Bíreš – 1:17.47 (37th)
  • Peter Jurko – 1:17.68 (39th)

Men’s Giant Slalom

  • Marian Bíreš – 2:18.11 (34th)
  • Peter Jurko – 2:19.15 (37th)

Men’s Slalom

  • Peter Jurko – 1:52.80 (25th)
  • Marian Bíreš – did not finish 1st round

Men’s Combined

  • Peter Jurko – Downhill: 1:58,27 (52th), did not finish Slalom 1st run
  • Marian Bíreš – Downhill: 1:49,61 (37th), did not finish Slalom 1st run

Women’s Downhill

  • Lucia Medzihradská – 1:54.78 (16th)
  • Ľudmila Milanová – 1:57.85 (24th)

Women’s Super-G

  • Lucia Medzihradská – 1:26.76 (27th)
  • Ľudmila Milanová – 1:27.61 (34th)

Women’s Giant Slalom

  • Lucia Medzihradská – 2:19.27 (20th)
  • Ľudmila Milanová – did not finish 1st round

Women’s Slalom

  • Lucia Medzihradská – 1:36.45 (16th)
  • Ľudmila Milanová – 1:39.78 (24th)

Women’s Combined

  • Lucia Medzihradská – 47.43 (8th)
  • Ľudmila Milanová – 76.28 (15th)

Biathlon

Jiřina Adamičková was close to winning a medal in the women’s sprint, fighting for it after last shooting, but fading fast in the closing uphill section and falling down to fifth place, seven seconds behind bronze-medal Belova of the Unified Team.

Men’s Sprint

  • Ivan Masařík – 27:16.8 (12th)
  • Tomáš Kos – 27:37.3 (22nd)
  • Jiří Holubec – 27:37.8 (23rd)
  • Martin Rypl – 28:41.8 (50th)

Men’s Individual Race

  • Jiří Holubec – 59:49.8 (15th)
  • Tomáš Kos – 1:00:26.6 (23rd)
  • Martin Rypl – 1:00:32.6 (25th)
  • Ivan Masařík – 1:05:24.9 (66th)

Men’s Relay

  • Czechoslovakia – 1:27:15.8 (7th)
    • Martin Rypl
    • Tomáš Kos
    • Jiří Holubec
    • Ivan Masařík

Women’s Sprint

  • Jiřina Adamičková – 24:58.1 (5th)
  • Gabriela Sůvová – 26:43.3 (18th)
  • Iveta Knížková – 28:14.4 (41st)
  • Helena Černohorská – 30:13.8 (62nd)

Women’s Individual Race

  • Jiřina Adamičková – 56:21.8 (23rd)
  • Jana Kulhavá – 59:09.8 (44th)
  • Gabriela Sůvová – 1:02:22.4 (57th)
  • Petra Nosková – 1:02:57.6 (61st)

Women’s Relay

  • Czechoslovakia – 1:23:12.7 (8th)
    • Gabriela Sůvová
    • Jana Kulhavá
    • Jiřina Adamičková

Bobsledding

After many years, Czechoslovakia entered its Olympic bobsleigh teams again, which recorded average to below-average results, but improved fast to be strong competitors at the 1994 Winter Olympics.

Two-men Bob

  • Czechoslovakia I – 4:08.31 (25th)
    • Jiří Džmura
    • Roman Hrabáň
  • Czechoslovakia II – 4:10.84 (31st)
    • Petr Ramseidl
    • Zdeněk Kohout

Four-men Bob

  • Czechoslovakia – 3:58.55 (21st)
    • Jiří Džmura
    • Pavel Puškár
    • Karel Dostál
    • Roman Hrabáň

Cross country skiing

The men’s 50-kilometer freestyle marathon was the highlight of Czechoslovakia’s men. Radim Nyč and Pavel Benc finished in top eight. Václav Korunka missed the top ten, but recorded three top-20 performances. In women’s races Alžběta Havrančíková performed great in the second, freestyle-pursuit part of the combination race to move up from 34th to 17th place. Young Kateřina Neumannová took part in her first Olympics. The strong Czech and Slovak team-up of the women’s relay fought for medals before losing pace in the last stage run by Iveta Zelingerová.

Men’s 10 km Classic

Men’s 15 km Free Pursuit

Men’s 30 km Classic

  • Lubomír Buchta – 1:25:40.6 (13th)
  • Jiří Teplý – 1:26:14.4 (18th)
  • Martin Petrásek – 1:28:30.8 (24th)

Men’s 50 km Free

Men’s 4x10 km Relay

Women’s 5 km Classic

Women’s 10 km Free Pursuit

Women’s 15 km Classic

  • Lubomíra Balážová – 45:22.6 (13th)
  • Kateřina Neumannová – 45:28.6 (14th)
  • Zora Simčáková – 45:45.6 (18th)
  • Anna Janoušková – 47:29.3 (33rd)

Women’s 30 km Free

  • Alžběta Havrančíková – 1:27:54.9 (11th)
  • Iveta Zelingerová – 1:31:39.1 (22nd)
  • Anna Janoušková – 1:32:43.9 (27th)
  • Zora Simčáková – 1:33:10.3 (30th)

Women’s 4x5 km Relay

Figure Skating

Reigning European Champion Petr Barna won his only Olympic medal behind Ukraine's Viktor Petrenko and United States' Paul Wylie. During his free program, Barna was the first skater to land the quadruple jump in the Olympic competition. The program was choreographed on the Hamlet soundtrack and was Barna’s artistic masterpiece.

Radka Kovaříková and René Novotný teamed up after Novotný’s 1988 Winter Olympics medicine problem. They beat Shishkova and Naumov of the Unified Team in the competition, but lost to Isabelle Brasseur and Lloyd Eisler of Canada in a close battle for the bronze medal, feeling a sort of injustice.

Kateřina Mrázová and Martin Šimeček finished 10th in the ice-dancing competition, while Lenka Kulovaná finished 11th. She was fifth in the 1992 European Championships, but lost to two European opponents only in Albertville.

Men

Women

Pairs

Ice Dancing

Ice Hockey

In 1991, Czechoslovakia failed to win a medal at the World Championships in Finland. Stanislav Neveselý and Josef Horešovský were sacked and the team was coached by Ivan Hlinka in Albertville. He named ten members of the 1991 World Championships for their Olympic squad. The team entered the group hammering Norway and coming back from 0-2 against France. Robert Lang's two goals helped beat Unified Team, which was the only one loss of the later Olympic champions. Czechoslovakia itself then recorded its first loss against Canada, but confirmed their quarterfinals participation with a win over Switzerland.

Sweden, the reigning World Champions, met Czechoslovakia in the quarterfinals, but was beaten as Kadlec, Janecký and Augusta scored their goals and Czechoslovakia headed to the semifinals against Canada again. The game was more balanced then the group one, but was lost 2-4. The team however had not problems finding motivation to beat United States for the bronze medal. Robert Lang was the top scoring player of the team (13 points).

Men – bronze medal

Luge

Petr Urban was the leading and most controversial member of the Czechoslovakia’s luge team. He recorded two top-20 finishes, but was soon excluded from the team because of his cartoon jokes he published in daily Sport while competing in Albertville.

Men’s Singles

  • Petr Urban – 3:06.269 (19th)
  • Jan Kohoutek – 3:06.442:37.3 (20th)

Men’s Doubles

  • Petr Urban and Jan Kohoutek – 1:34.274 (15th)

Women’s Singles

Nordic Combined

Individual Race

  • František Máka – at 3:34.7 behind winner in cross country (15th)
  • Josef Kovařík – at 4:13.7 behind (19th)
  • Martin Bayer – at 10:43.1 (41st)
  • Milan Kučera – did not finish

Team Race

  • Czechoslovakia – at 9:04.7 behind winner in cross country (6th)

Ski Jumping

Jiří Parma was Czechoslovakia’s flag-bearer at the 1988 Winter Olympics, but recorded his best ever Olympic results in 1992. He led the team in a dramatic competition, where only Czechoslovakia managed to get closer to the uncontested duo of Austria and gold medal winning Finland. He added large hill fifth place and normal hill 10th place.

Normal Hill Competition

  • Jiří Parma – 207.9 points (10th)
  • Jaroslav Sakala – 200.8 (15th)
  • František Jež – 192.7 (23rd)
  • Tomáš Goder – 175.3 (48th)

Large Hill Competition

Team Competition

Speed Skating

Only two Czechoslovakia's speed skaters took part in the Games, but none of them was able to fight the competition for better than low-place finishes.

Men’s 500 m

  • Jiří Kyncl – 40.92 s (39th)
  • Jiří Musil – 42.20 s (41st)

Men’s 5000 m

  • Jiří Kyncl – 7:27.78 (27th)
  • Jiří Musil – 7:29.91 (29th)

Men’s 10.000 m

  • Jiří Kyncl – 15:03.97 (25th)
  • Jiří Musil – 15:14.18 (28th)


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