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Josef Urban

Full name: Josef Urban
Gender: Male
Height: 6-0 (183 cm)
Born: June 17, 1899 in Bylany (Chrášťany), Středočeský kraj, Czech Republic
Died: September 2, 1968 in Prague, Hlavní město Praha, Czech Republic
Country: TCH Czechoslovakia
Sport: Wrestling

Medals: 1 Silver (1 Total)

Biography

Josef Urban finished fifth in 1928 before he succeeded winning silver in 1932 both in heavyweight Greco-Roman. His first national title came in 1925. Starting in 1926, he won three medals at the European Championships, silver in 1926 and bronze in 1927 and 1928. He had joined the police force shortly after World War I and worked as a police officer and traffic warden. Urban was only able to travel to Los Angeles thanks to a collection taken up by his colleagues. In 1934 he finished his active career and worked as a coach until his death.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1928 Summer 28 Amsterdam Wrestling Men's Heavyweight, Greco-Roman Czechoslovakia TCH 5
1932 Summer 33 Los Angeles Wrestling Men's Heavyweight, Greco-Roman Czechoslovakia TCH 2 Silver

Men's Heavyweight, Greco-Roman

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result BP MR
1928 Summer 28 Amsterdam Wrestling Czechoslovakia TCH Round Five Match #2 2 1928-08-05 Wiesberger, Sr. (AUT) decision, Urban (TCH)
1928 Summer 28 Amsterdam Wrestling Czechoslovakia TCH Round Four Match #1 2 1928-08-05 Svensson (SWE) fall, Urban (TCH)
1928 Summer 28 Amsterdam Wrestling Czechoslovakia TCH Round Three Match #2 1 1928-08-04 Urban (TCH) fall, Donati (ITA)
1928 Summer 28 Amsterdam Wrestling Czechoslovakia TCH Round Two Match #1 1 1928-08-03 Urban (TCH) fall, Simonis (NED)
1928 Summer 28 Amsterdam Wrestling Czechoslovakia TCH Round One Match #1 1 1928-08-02 Urban (TCH) fall, Colpaert (BEL)
1932 Summer 33 Los Angeles Wrestling Czechoslovakia TCH Final Standings 2 1932-08-04
1932 Summer 33 Los Angeles Wrestling Czechoslovakia TCH Final Round Match #1 1 1932-08-07 Urban (TCH) fall (10:31), Hirschl (AUT)
1932 Summer 33 Los Angeles Wrestling Czechoslovakia TCH Round Three 2T 1932-08-06 4
1932 Summer 33 Los Angeles Wrestling Czechoslovakia TCH Round Three Match #1 1 1932-08-06 Urban (TCH) decision, Gehring (GER) 1
1932 Summer 33 Los Angeles Wrestling Czechoslovakia TCH Round Two 3 1932-08-05 3
1932 Summer 33 Los Angeles Wrestling Czechoslovakia TCH Round Two Match #3 AC 1932-08-05 Urban (TCH) 0
1932 Summer 33 Los Angeles Wrestling Czechoslovakia TCH Round One 4T 1932-08-04 3
1932 Summer 33 Los Angeles Wrestling Czechoslovakia TCH Round One Match #2 2 1932-08-04 Westergren (SWE) decision, Urban (TCH) 3
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