Czechoslovakia at the 1948 Summer Olympics


Czechoslovakia at the 1948 Summer Olympics
Czechoslovakia at the Olympic Games

Flag of Czechoslovakia – Flag bearers
IOC code   TCH
At the 1948 Summer Olympics in London
Competitors 87 in 11 sports
Medals
Rank: 8
Gold
6
Silver
2
Bronze
3
Total
11
Olympic history (summary)
Summer Games
1920 • 1924 • 1928 • 1932 • 1936 • 1948 • 1952 • 1956 • 1960 • 1964 • 1968 • 1972 • 1976 • 1980 • 1984 • 1988 • 1992
Winter Games
1924 • 1928 • 1932 • 1936 • 1948 • 1952 • 1956 • 1960 • 1964 • 1968 • 1972 • 1976 • 1980 • 1984 • 1988 • 1992
Other related appearances
Bohemia (1900–1912)
Czech Republic (1994–)
Slovakia (1994–)

Czechoslovakia competed at the 1948 Summer Olympics in London, England. 87 competitors, 73 men and 14 women, took part in 55 events in 11 sports.[1]

26 year old Emil Zátopek won the gold medal in the 10 kilometre run on the first day (his third race at that distance) and became the first Czechoslovak athlete gold medalist. On the second day he added a silver medal in the 5km run. Czechoslovak canoeists were also very successful (gaining 3 gold and one silver medal), Jan Brzák-Felix successfully defended his medal that he had won 12 years earlier in 1936 Summer Olympics with another partner, Václav Havel and Jiří Pecka won a silver medal using a 12 year old boat from the 1936 Olympics. Boxer Július Torma won the gold medal in the Welterweight class, despite the fact that he had injured his left arm before the semi-final.

Contents

Medalists

Med 1.png Gold

Med 2.png Silver

Med 3.png Bronze

Athletics

Basketball

Boxing

Canoeing

Fencing

Five fencers, all men, represented Czechoslovakia in 1948.

Men's sabre
  • Alois Sokol
  • Svatopluk Skýva
  • Jaroslav Starý
Men's team sabre
  • Jindřich Kakos, Svatopluk Skýva, Jaroslav Starý, Alois Sokol, Jindřich Chmela

Gymnastics

Modern pentathlon

Rowing

Swimming

Wrestling

Art competitions

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