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Václav Pšenička, Sr.

Full name: Václav Pšenička, Sr.
Gender: Male
Height: 5-6.5 (170 cm)
Weight: 229 lbs (104 kg)
Born: October 26, 1906 in Prague, Hlavní město Praha, Czech Republic
Died: April 25, 1961 in Prague, Hlavní město Praha, Czech Republic
Country: TCH Czechoslovakia
Sport: Weightlifting

Related Olympians: Father of Václav Pšenička, Jr..

Medals: 2 Silver (2 Total)

Biography

Václav Pšenička, Sr. placed second at the 1932 and 1936 Olympics, and repeated that finish at the 1937 World Championships. He set four world records from 1928-36 – two in the press and two in the total. At home, he won 15 national championships between 1926 and 1943 in the light-heavyweight and heavyweight classes. He had the reputation of being a strong lifter with limited technical skills. Pšenička worked as a streetcar driver. His son, Václav Pšenička, Jr., competed at the 1952 and 1956 Olympic as a weightlifter.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1928 Summer 21 Amsterdam Weightlifting Men's Light-Heavyweight Czechoslovakia TCH 4T
1932 Summer 25 Los Angeles Weightlifting Men's Heavyweight Czechoslovakia TCH 2 Silver
1936 Summer 29 Berlin Weightlifting Men's Heavyweight Czechoslovakia TCH 2 Silver

Men's Light-Heavyweight

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank K S/F
1928 Summer 21 Amsterdam Weightlifting Czechoslovakia TCH Final Standings 4T 335.0
1928 Summer 21 Amsterdam Weightlifting Czechoslovakia TCH Military Press 1T 100.0
1928 Summer 21 Amsterdam Weightlifting Czechoslovakia TCH Military Press Lift #1 AC 100.0 o
1928 Summer 21 Amsterdam Weightlifting Czechoslovakia TCH Military Press Lift #2 AC 105.0 x
1928 Summer 21 Amsterdam Weightlifting Czechoslovakia TCH Military Press Lift #3 AC 105.0 x
1928 Summer 21 Amsterdam Weightlifting Czechoslovakia TCH Snatch 3T 105.0
1928 Summer 21 Amsterdam Weightlifting Czechoslovakia TCH Snatch Lift #1 AC 100.0 o
1928 Summer 21 Amsterdam Weightlifting Czechoslovakia TCH Snatch Lift #2 AC 105.0 o
1928 Summer 21 Amsterdam Weightlifting Czechoslovakia TCH Snatch Lift #3 AC 110.0 x
1928 Summer 21 Amsterdam Weightlifting Czechoslovakia TCH Clean & Jerk 6T 130.0
1928 Summer 21 Amsterdam Weightlifting Czechoslovakia TCH Clean & Jerk Lift #1 AC 130.0 o
1928 Summer 21 Amsterdam Weightlifting Czechoslovakia TCH Clean & Jerk Lift #2 AC 135.0 x
1928 Summer 21 Amsterdam Weightlifting Czechoslovakia TCH Clean & Jerk Lift #3 AC 135.0 x

Men's Heavyweight

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank K S/F
1932 Summer 25 Los Angeles Weightlifting Czechoslovakia TCH Final Standings 2 377.5
1932 Summer 25 Los Angeles Weightlifting Czechoslovakia TCH Military Press 2T 112.5
1932 Summer 25 Los Angeles Weightlifting Czechoslovakia TCH Military Press Lift #1 AC 110.0 o
1932 Summer 25 Los Angeles Weightlifting Czechoslovakia TCH Military Press Lift #2 AC 112.5 o
1932 Summer 25 Los Angeles Weightlifting Czechoslovakia TCH Snatch 1 117.5
1932 Summer 25 Los Angeles Weightlifting Czechoslovakia TCH Snatch Lift #1 AC 110.0 o
1932 Summer 25 Los Angeles Weightlifting Czechoslovakia TCH Snatch Lift #2 AC 115.0 o
1932 Summer 25 Los Angeles Weightlifting Czechoslovakia TCH Snatch Lift #3 AC 117.5 o
1932 Summer 25 Los Angeles Weightlifting Czechoslovakia TCH Clean & Jerk 2 147.5
1932 Summer 25 Los Angeles Weightlifting Czechoslovakia TCH Clean & Jerk Lift #1 AC 147.5 x
1932 Summer 25 Los Angeles Weightlifting Czechoslovakia TCH Clean & Jerk Lift #2 AC 147.5 o
1932 Summer 25 Los Angeles Weightlifting Czechoslovakia TCH Clean & Jerk Lift #3 AC 152.5 x
1936 Summer 29 Berlin Weightlifting Czechoslovakia TCH Final Standings 2 402.5
1936 Summer 29 Berlin Weightlifting Czechoslovakia TCH Military Press 3 122.5
1936 Summer 29 Berlin Weightlifting Czechoslovakia TCH Military Press Lift #1 AC 122.5 o
1936 Summer 29 Berlin Weightlifting Czechoslovakia TCH Military Press Lift #2 AC 127.5 x
1936 Summer 29 Berlin Weightlifting Czechoslovakia TCH Military Press Lift #3 AC 127.5 x
1936 Summer 29 Berlin Weightlifting Czechoslovakia TCH Snatch 2 125.0
1936 Summer 29 Berlin Weightlifting Czechoslovakia TCH Snatch Lift #1 AC 117.5 o
1936 Summer 29 Berlin Weightlifting Czechoslovakia TCH Snatch Lift #2 AC 122.5 o
1936 Summer 29 Berlin Weightlifting Czechoslovakia TCH Snatch Lift #3 AC 125.0 o
1936 Summer 29 Berlin Weightlifting Czechoslovakia TCH Clean & Jerk 4T 155.0
1936 Summer 29 Berlin Weightlifting Czechoslovakia TCH Clean & Jerk Lift #1 AC 150.0 o
1936 Summer 29 Berlin Weightlifting Czechoslovakia TCH Clean & Jerk Lift #2 AC 155.0 x
1936 Summer 29 Berlin Weightlifting Czechoslovakia TCH Clean & Jerk Lift #3 AC 155.0 o
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