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Evžen Rošický

Full name: Evžen Rošický
Gender: Male
Height: 5'11" (181 cm)
Weight: 154 lbs (70 kg)
Born: October 15, 1914 in Olomouc, Olomoucký kraj, Czech Republic
Died: June 25, 1942 in Prague, Hlavní město Praha, Czech Republic
Affiliations: Slavia Praha, Praha (CZE)
Country: TCH Czechoslovakia
Sport: Athletics

Biography

Evžen Rošický ran in the 1934 European Championships, placing fourth in the second heat of the 800. His personal best was 1:54.6 for 800 metres set in 1935 in Wien, Austria. Rošický was an activist in the boycott movement of the 1936 Berlin Olympics, but he eventually decided to take part in those Games. He later became a journalist, joining the underground and resistance movement after the German occupation of Czechoslovakia. Rošický wrote and distributed several pamphlets critical of the Nazis. In 1942 he was arrested together with his father and tortured. After the assassination of Reinhard Heydrich in Praha, Rošický was sentenced to death and – again with his father – executed at Kobylisy, a department of Praha.

Personal Bests: 400 – unknown; 800 – 1:54.6 (1935).

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1936 Summer 21 Berlin Athletics Men's 800 metres Czechoslovakia TCH 5 h4 r1/3
1936 Summer 21 Berlin Athletics Men's 4 × 400 metres Relay Czechoslovakia TCH 5 h3 r1/2

Men's 800 metres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T(H)
1936 Summer 21 Berlin Athletics Czechoslovakia Round One Heat Four 5 1:59.5

Men's 4 × 400 metres Relay

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank T(H)
1936 Summer 21 Berlin Athletics Czechoslovakia TCH Round One Heat Three 5 3:22.0