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Vilém Mandlík

Full name: Vilém Mandlík
Gender: Male
Height: 5'10" (177 cm)
Weight: 150 lbs (68 kg)
Born: April 7, 1936 in Prague, Hlavní město Praha, Czech Republic
Affiliations: Dukla Praha, Praha (CZE)
Country: TCH Czechoslovakia
Sport: Athletics

Biography

Vilém Mandlík was the top Czechoslovak sprinter for the decade from 1955-65. He started out as a long sprinter, winning national titles at 200 metres in 1956, 1958, and 1960. But he then moved to the 100 as well, winning national titles at both distances in 1961-62 and 1964-65, giving him 11 Czechoslovakian titles in all. In addition to his Olympic appearances, Mandlík competed at the 1958 and 1962 European Championships, placing fourth in the 1958 200 metres, and running on the Czechoslovak 4×100 team (with Václav Janeček, Jiří Kynos, and the non-Olympian František Mikluščák) that also placed fourth in 1958. In 1962 he ran both the 100 and 200, but failed to advance past the semi-finals in either event. But Mandlík is likely best known as the father of Hana Mandlíková, the professional tennis player who won four Grand Slam singles titles and is a member of the International Tennis Hall of Fame.

Personal Bests: 200 – 20.8 (1958); 400 – 47.5 (1959).

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1956 Summer 20 Melbourne Athletics Men's 200 metres Czechoslovakia TCH 5 h2 r3/4
1956 Summer 20 Melbourne Athletics Men's 4 × 400 metres Relay Czechoslovakia TCH 3 h1 r1/2
1960 Summer 24 Roma Athletics Men's 200 metres Czechoslovakia TCH AC h6 r1/4

Men's 200 metres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T(H) T(A)
1956 Summer 20 Melbourne Athletics Czechoslovakia Semi-Finals Heat Two 5 21.6 21.74
1956 Summer 20 Melbourne Athletics Czechoslovakia Quarter-Finals Heat Three 2 QU 21.3 21.56
1956 Summer 20 Melbourne Athletics Czechoslovakia Round One Heat Eight 1 QU 21.6 21.79
1960 Summer 24 Roma Athletics Czechoslovakia Round One Heat Six AC DNF

Men's 4 × 400 metres Relay

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank T(H) T(A)
1956 Summer 20 Melbourne Athletics Czechoslovakia TCH Round One Heat One 3 3:10.8 3:10.96
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