Full name: Miroslav HorÄic
Height: 5-8 (173 cm)
Weight: 163 lbs (74 kg)
Born: August 3, 1921 in Nymburk, StÅedoÄeskÃ½ kraj, Czech Republic
Died: January 14, 2017 in Karlsruhe, Baden-WÃ¼rttemberg, Germany
Affiliations: Sparta Praha, Praha (CZE)
Miroslav HorÄic started doing track & field as a teenager. In 1941, he won his first Czechoslovakian title, in the 100 m dash. Four more titles followed (1945, 1948-50, 1952), supplemented with a 200 m title (1949) and four in the 4 x 100 m relay with Sparta Praha (1947-1950). Internationally, he won gold in the 100 m and two silvers at the 1949 World Festival of Youth and Students, a forerunner of the Universiade. He did not compete in the 1950 European Championships, but was selected for the 1952 Olympics. In Helsinki the Czechoslovakian relay team reached the final, placing sixth (and last). He continued to represent Czechoslovakia internationally through 1956, and retired from sports the following year. In 1959, he published a reference book on sprinting with his former coach, Jan HanÄ: Sprinty. In the 1960s, HorÄic settled in West Germany, where he worked as an instructor at the Sports Science Institute.
Personal Bests: 100 â 10.6 (1951); 200 â 21.5 (1949).
|1952 Summer||30||Helsinki||Athletics||Men's 100 metres||Czechoslovakia||TCH||4 h1 r1/4|
|1952 Summer||30||Helsinki||Athletics||Men's 200 metres||Czechoslovakia||TCH||5 h1 r2/4|
|1952 Summer||30||Helsinki||Athletics||Men's 4 Ã 100 metres Relay||Czechoslovakia||TCH||6|
|1952 Summer||30||Helsinki||Athletics||Czechoslovakia||Round One||Heat One||4||11.1||11.23|
|1952 Summer||30||Helsinki||Athletics||Czechoslovakia||Quarter-Finals||Heat One||5||22.1||22.44|
|1952 Summer||30||Helsinki||Athletics||Czechoslovakia||Round One||Heat Thirteen||2||QU||22.4||22.52|
|1952 Summer||30||Helsinki||Athletics||Czechoslovakia||TCH||Semi-Finals||Heat Two||3||QU||41.3||41.46|
|1952 Summer||30||Helsinki||Athletics||Czechoslovakia||TCH||Round One||Heat Three||2||QU||41.5||41.49|