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Jiří Raška

Full name: Jiří Raška
Gender: Male
Height: 5-4.5 (165 cm)
Weight: 154 lbs (70 kg)
Born: February 4, 1941 in Frenštát pod Radhoštěm, Moravskoslezský kraj, Czech Republic
Died: January 20, 2012 in Nový Jicín, Moravskoslezský kraj, Czech Republic
Affiliations: Spartak Frenštát, Frenštát pod Radhoštěm (CZE)
Country: TCH Czechoslovakia
Sport: Ski Jumping

Related Olympians: Grandfather of Jan Mazoch.

Medals: 1 Gold, 1 Silver (2 Total)

Biography

In 1968, Jiří Raška became Czechoslovakia's first champion at the Winter Olympics. Coached by Zdeněk Remsa, he was a substitute at the 1964 Olympics, before breaking into the international top. At the 1966 World Championships, Raška placed fourth in both normal and large hill events, and in 1968 he placed second in the Four Hills Tournament, having won the Bischofshofen event. One of the medal favourites for the normal hill, he won the first jump and held on to first place despite an 8th place in the second attempt. A week later, Raška added a second Olympic medal by placing second in the large hill event. In the following years, Raška won the Four Hills Tournament (1971, without winning a single competition), a silver medal at the World Championships in the Czech Tatra mountains and a bronze medal at the inaugural Ski Flying World Championships in 1972. Retiring in 1974, he later coached, tending to the Czech national outfit briefly in the 1990s. Two of his grandsons, Jiří and Jan Mazoch later also became ski jumpers.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1968 Winter 27 Grenoble Ski Jumping Men's Normal Hill, Individual Czechoslovakia TCH 1 Gold
1968 Winter 27 Grenoble Ski Jumping Men's Large Hill, Individual Czechoslovakia TCH 2 Silver
1972 Winter 30 Sapporo Ski Jumping Men's Normal Hill, Individual Czechoslovakia TCH 5
1972 Winter 30 Sapporo Ski Jumping Men's Large Hill, Individual Czechoslovakia TCH 10

Men's Normal Hill, Individual

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank PTS D DP SP J1S J2S J3S J4S J5S
1968 Winter 27 Grenoble Ski Jumping Czechoslovakia Final Standings 1 216.5
1968 Winter 27 Grenoble Ski Jumping Czechoslovakia Jump 1 1 115.2 79.0 63.2 52.0 18.0 17.5 17.0 17.5 17.0
1968 Winter 27 Grenoble Ski Jumping Czechoslovakia Jump 2 8T 101.3 72.5 52.8 48.5 16.0 16.0 16.5 16.5 16.0
1972 Winter 30 Sapporo Ski Jumping Czechoslovakia Final Standings 5 224.8
1972 Winter 30 Sapporo Ski Jumping Czechoslovakia Jump 1 13 112.3 78.5 60.8 51.5 17.5 17.0 17.0 17.0 17.5
1972 Winter 30 Sapporo Ski Jumping Czechoslovakia Jump 2 4 112.5 78.0 60.0 52.5 17.5 17.5 17.5 18.5 17.5

Men's Large Hill, Individual

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank PTS D DP SP J1S J2S J3S J4S J5S
1968 Winter 27 Grenoble Ski Jumping Czechoslovakia Final Standings 2 229.4
1968 Winter 27 Grenoble Ski Jumping Czechoslovakia Jump 1 3 OB 116.3 101.0 62.8 53.5 17.5 17.5 18.0 18.0 18.0
1968 Winter 27 Grenoble Ski Jumping Czechoslovakia Jump 2 2 113.1 98.0 58.6 54.5 18.0 18.0 18.5 18.5 18.0
1972 Winter 30 Sapporo Ski Jumping Czechoslovakia Final Standings 10 204.7
1972 Winter 30 Sapporo Ski Jumping Czechoslovakia Jump 1 5 111.1 99.0 58.6 52.5 17.5 17.5 17.5 17.5 17.5
1972 Winter 30 Sapporo Ski Jumping Czechoslovakia Jump 2 16 93.6 89.0 44.6 49.0 16.5 16.5 16.0 17.5 16.0
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