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Zdeněk Humhal

Full name: Zdeněk Humhal
Gender: Male
Height: 6-3 (191 cm)
Weight: 183 lbs (83 kg)
Born: December 30, 1933 in Prague, Hlavní město Praha, Czech Republic
Died: November 24, 2015 in Prague, Hlavní město Praha, Czech Republic
Affiliations: Slavia Praha, Praha (CZE)
Country: TCH Czechoslovakia
Sport: Volleyball

Medals: 1 Silver (1 Total)

Biography

One of the top Czechoslovakian volleyball players of the 1950s and 1960s, Zdeněk Humhal won five major international medals. In addition to his silver medal at the inaugural Olympic volleyball tournament in 1964, Humhal helped Czechoslovakia to runner-up finishes at the 1960 and 1962 World Championships. Earlier, he had won gold at the European Championships of 1955 and, in front of a home crowd, 1958. Domestically, Humhal played with Slavia Praha in the first league between 1956 and 1964, winning five titles in that period. As a student, he also played for the national team, winning the World Championship for students in 1959. After his career with the national team, he played in Italy – the first Czech player to do so – competing for Parma and Padova. In the 1970s, Humhal began a coaching career, coaching the junior national team and the junior Slavia Praha team.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1964 Summer 30 Tokyo Volleyball Men's Volleyball Czechoslovakia TCH 2 Silver

Men's Volleyball

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result SW IP SO
1964 Summer 30 Tokyo Volleyball Czechoslovakia TCH Round-Robin Match #2 1 1964-10-13 TCH 3, HUN 2 3 0 0
1964 Summer 30 Tokyo Volleyball Czechoslovakia TCH Round-Robin Match #10 1 1964-10-14 TCH 3, BUL 2 3 7 14
1964 Summer 30 Tokyo Volleyball Czechoslovakia TCH Round-Robin Match #13 1 1964-10-15 TCH 3, JPN 1 3 5 8
1964 Summer 30 Tokyo Volleyball Czechoslovakia TCH Round-Robin Match #17 1 1964-10-17 TCH 3, USA 0 3 0 1
1964 Summer 30 Tokyo Volleyball Czechoslovakia TCH Round-Robin Match #23 2 1964-10-18 URS 3, TCH 2 2 4 14
1964 Summer 30 Tokyo Volleyball Czechoslovakia TCH Round-Robin Match #28 1 1964-10-19 TCH 3, BRA 0 3 9 5
1964 Summer 30 Tokyo Volleyball Czechoslovakia TCH Round-Robin Match #33 1 1964-10-21 TCH 3, ROU 1 3 9 14
1964 Summer 30 Tokyo Volleyball Czechoslovakia TCH Round-Robin Match #42 1 1964-10-23 TCH 3, KOR 0 3 2 1
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