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Miroslav Horčic

Full name: Miroslav Horčic
Gender: Male
Height: 5-8 (173 cm)
Weight: 163 lbs (74 kg)
Born: August 3, 1921 in Nymburk, Středočeský kraj, Czech Republic
Died: January 14, 2017 in Karlsruhe, Baden-Württemberg, Germany
Affiliations: Sparta Praha, Praha (CZE)
Country: TCH Czechoslovakia
Sport: Athletics

Biography

Miroslav Horčic 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 Hanč: Sprinty. In the 1960s, Horčic settled in West Germany, where he worked as an instructor at the Sports Science Institute.

Personal Bests: 100 – 10.6 (1951); 200 – 21.5 (1949).

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
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 × 100 metres Relay Czechoslovakia TCH 6

Men's 100 metres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T(H) T(A)
1952 Summer 30 Helsinki Athletics Czechoslovakia Round One Heat One 4 11.1 11.23

Men's 200 metres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T(H) T(A)
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

Men's 4 × 100 metres Relay

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank T(H) T(A) L
1952 Summer 30 Helsinki Athletics Czechoslovakia TCH Final 6 41.2 41.41 4
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
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