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Karel Mejta, Sr.

Full name: Karel Mejta, Sr.
Gender: Male
Born: June 18, 1928 in Třeboň, Jihočeský kraj, Czech Republic
Died: November 6, 2015 in České Budějovice, Jihočeský kraj, Czech Republic
Country: TCH Czechoslovakia
Sport: Rowing

Related Olympians: Father of Karel Mejta, Jr..

Medals: 1 Gold (1 Total)

Biography

Karel Mejta began rowing on the pond in Třeboň during World War II, alongside his younger brother, Miroslav. He helped Czechoslovakia win the 1951 European Championship and then won the 1952 Olympic gold medal in an upset over the favored Swiss, United States, and British crews. Mejta later served in the military in Bohemia. He eventually bought the rowing boathouse in Třeboň and his son, [Karel, Jr.], won silver and bronze medals at the 1977 and 1978 World Rowing Championships.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1952 Summer 24 Helsinki Rowing Men's Coxed Fours Czechoslovakia TCH 1 Gold

Men's Coxed Fours

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit T
1952 Summer 24 Helsinki Rowing Czechoslovakia TCH Final Round 7:33.4
1952 Summer 24 Helsinki Rowing Czechoslovakia TCH Semi-Finals Heat Two 6:58.5
1952 Summer 24 Helsinki Rowing Czechoslovakia TCH Round One Heat Three 7:16.6
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