Full name: Vincent Lafko
Height: 6-1 (186 cm)
Weight: 201 lbs (91 kg)
Born: June 7, 1945 in Hranovnica, PreÅ¡ov, Slovakia
Died: December 15, 2012 in PreÅ¡ov, PreÅ¡ov, Slovakia
Affiliations: Tatran PreÅ¡ov, PreÅ¡ov (SVK)
Medals: 1 Silver (1 Total)
Vincent Lafko played basketball in his youth and only took up handball when he was 18-years-old. Lafko played his entire career (1964-76) with Tatran PreÅ¡ov, except for short spells with Dukla Janovice and ÄH Bratislava at the end of 1960s. With Tatran, Lafko won the Czechoslovakian title in 1971 and three Czechoslovakian Cups. Lafko was capped 50 times with the Czechoslovakian national team. He won an Olympic silver in 1972 and was runner-up at the 1971 World Cup.
After finishing his sporting career, Lafko worked as a handball coach. He coached Tatran PreÅ¡ov to the last Czechoslovakian title in 1993 and later was head coach of the Slovak national handball team. Lafko was also a lecturer at the University of PreÅ¡ov and was a member of Slovak Olympic Academy.
|1972 Summer||27||MÃ¼nchen||Handball||Men's Handball||Czechoslovakia||TCH||2||Silver|
|1972 Summer||27||MÃ¼nchen||Handball||Czechoslovakia||TCH||Final Round||Match 1/2||2||1972-09-10||YUG 21, TCH 16||1||0||0||0||0|
|1972 Summer||27||MÃ¼nchen||Handball||Czechoslovakia||TCH||Group A||Match #1||1||1972-09-05||TCH 15, SWE 12||0||0||0||0||0|
|1972 Summer||27||MÃ¼nchen||Handball||Czechoslovakia||TCH||Group A||Match #4||1||1972-09-08||TCH 15, URS 12||1||0||0||0||0|
|1972 Summer||27||MÃ¼nchen||Handball||Czechoslovakia||TCH||Group B||Match #2||1||1972-08-30||TCH 25, TUN 7||0||0||0||0||0|
|1972 Summer||27||MÃ¼nchen||Handball||Czechoslovakia||TCH||Group B||Match #5||2||1972-09-03||GDR 14, TCH 12||1||0||0||0||0|