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František Tikal

Full name: František Tikal
Gender: Male
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)
Weight: 181 lbs (82 kg)
Born: July 18, 1933 in Včelná, Jihočeský kraj, Czech Republic
Died: August 10, 2008 in Prague, Hlavní město Praha, Czech Republic
Affiliations: Sparta Praha, Praha (CZE)
Country: TCH Czechoslovakia
Sport: Ice Hockey

Related Olympians: Twin brother of Steve Tikal.

Medals: 1 Bronze (1 Total)

Biography

František Tikal's career spanned 17 seasons, and played for the same club all those years. Originally named Spartak Sokolovo, it was renamed Sparta Praha in 1956. The team won two national titles in the period that Tikal played for them. The defenseman was selected to play for Czechoslovakia 59 times, and won many medals with the team, although never a title. He played in seven World Championships (1957-1959, 1963-1967) and two Olympics (1960, 1964), winning two silvers in the World Championships and one in the Olympics. These tournaments also counted as European Championships, and he won nine medals in those, five silver and four bronze. In 1964 (Olympics) and 1965 (World Championships), he was chose as the best defender of the tournament. The 1960 Olympics were special for Tikal, as it was the first time in 12 years that he met his twin-brother Zdeněk. Zdeněk had fled to Australia with their father after the communist rose to power in Czechoslovakia. Zdeněk, now calling himself "Steve", was on the Australian team that was trounced by František's team, 18-1. In 2004, Tikal was elected into the IIHF Hall of Fame.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1960 Winter 26 Squaw Valley Ice Hockey Men's Ice Hockey Czechoslovakia TCH 4
1964 Winter 30 Innsbruck Ice Hockey Men's Ice Hockey Czechoslovakia TCH 3 Bronze

Men's Ice Hockey

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result G AST PIM
1960 Winter 26 Squaw Valley Ice Hockey Czechoslovakia TCH Final Standings 4 1960-02-19 1 2 6
1960 Winter 26 Squaw Valley Ice Hockey Czechoslovakia TCH Final Round Match #1 2 1960-02-22 URS 8, TCH 5 0 0 0
1960 Winter 26 Squaw Valley Ice Hockey Czechoslovakia TCH Final Round Match #6 2 1960-02-24 CAN 4, TCH 0 0 0 0
1960 Winter 26 Squaw Valley Ice Hockey Czechoslovakia TCH Final Round Match #10 1 1960-02-27 TCH 9, GER 1 1 0 2
1960 Winter 26 Squaw Valley Ice Hockey Czechoslovakia TCH Final Round Match #13 2 1960-02-28 USA 9, TCH 4 0 1 2
1960 Winter 26 Squaw Valley Ice Hockey Czechoslovakia TCH Group C Match #1 2 1960-02-19 USA 7, TCH 5 0 0 2
1960 Winter 26 Squaw Valley Ice Hockey Czechoslovakia TCH Group C Match #2 1 1960-02-20 TCH 18, AUS 1 0 1 0
1964 Winter 30 Innsbruck Ice Hockey Czechoslovakia TCH Final Standings 3 1964-01-27 2 3 0
1964 Winter 30 Innsbruck Ice Hockey Czechoslovakia TCH Final Round Match #2 1 1964-01-29 TCH 11, GER 1 1 0 0
1964 Winter 30 Innsbruck Ice Hockey Czechoslovakia TCH Final Round Match #7 2 1964-01-31 URS 7, TCH 5 1 1 0
1964 Winter 30 Innsbruck Ice Hockey Czechoslovakia TCH Final Round Match #15 1 1964-02-04 TCH 5, SUI 1 0 1 0
1964 Winter 30 Innsbruck Ice Hockey Czechoslovakia TCH Final Round Match #20 1 1964-02-05 TCH 7, USA 1 0 0 0
1964 Winter 30 Innsbruck Ice Hockey Czechoslovakia TCH Final Round Match #24 1 1964-02-07 TCH 3, CAN 1 0 1 0
1964 Winter 30 Innsbruck Ice Hockey Czechoslovakia TCH Final Round Match #28 2 1964-02-08 SWE 8, TCH 3 0 0 0
1964 Winter 30 Innsbruck Ice Hockey Czechoslovakia TCH Qualifying Round Match #3 1 1964-01-27 TCH 17, JPN 2 0 0