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Ctirad Benáček

Full name: Ctirad Benáček
Nickname(s): Ben, Big Ben
Gender: Male
Born: September 8, 1924 in Bratislava, Bratislava, Slovakia
Died: December 1999 in Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
Affiliations: Sparta Praha, Praha (CZE)
Country: TCH Czechoslovakia
Sport: Basketball

Biography

Competing in several sports, Ctirad Benáček was primarily a basketball player. He joined the Czechoslovakian team in 1948 when they played at the London Olympics. He captained the team at a match in Italy in 1949, when Benáček chose to remain in Italy to escape the communist regime in his home country. After a year, he arrived in New Zealand, carrying little else but his basketball. Disappointed in the growing professionalism in his first sport, he switched to volleyball, his second love. He became the "grandfather of volleyball" in his new country, as a longtime coach and administrator in various functions. Known as "Big Ben" (after his surname and height), Benáček also spread the sport to other countries as part of an FIVB programme.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1948 Summer 23 London Basketball Men's Basketball Czechoslovakia TCH 7

Men's Basketball

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result PTS
1948 Summer 23 London Basketball Czechoslovakia TCH Final Round Match 7/8 1 1948-08-11 TCH 39, KOR 38
1948 Summer 23 London Basketball Czechoslovakia TCH Quarter-Finals Match #4 2 1948-08-09 BRA 28, TCH 23
1948 Summer 23 London Basketball Czechoslovakia TCH Classification Round 5-8 Match #2 2 1948-08-11 CHI 38, TCH 36
1948 Summer 23 London Basketball Czechoslovakia TCH Group C Match #2 1 1948-07-31 TCH 38, PER 30
1948 Summer 23 London Basketball Czechoslovakia TCH Group C Match #6 2 1948-08-02 USA 53, TCH 28 7
1948 Summer 23 London Basketball Czechoslovakia TCH Group C Match #9 1 1948-08-03 TCH 52, EGY 38
1948 Summer 23 London Basketball Czechoslovakia TCH Group C Match #11 1 1948-08-05 TCH 54, SUI 28
1948 Summer 23 London Basketball Czechoslovakia TCH Group C Match #15 1 1948-08-06 TCH 45, ARG 41
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