Full name: Karel Mejta, Sr.
Born: June 18, 1928 in TÅeboÅ, JihoÄeskÃ½ kraj, Czech Republic
Died: November 6, 2015 in ÄeskÃ© BudÄjovice, JihoÄeskÃ½ kraj, Czech Republic
Related Olympians: Father of Karel Mejta, Jr..
Medals: 1 Gold (1 Total)
Karel Mejta began rowing on the pond in TÅeboÅ during World War II, alongside his younger brother, Miroslav. He helped Czechoslovakia win the 1951 European Championship and then won the 1952 Olympic gold medal in an upset over the favored Swiss, United States, and British crews. Mejta later served in the military in Bohemia. He eventually bought the rowing boathouse in TÅeboÅ and his son, [Karel, Jr.], won silver and bronze medals at the 1977 and 1978 World Rowing Championships.
|1952 Summer||24||Helsinki||Rowing||Men's Coxed Fours||Czechoslovakia||TCH||1||Gold|
|1952 Summer||24||Helsinki||Rowing||Czechoslovakia||TCH||Final Round||7:33.4|
|1952 Summer||24||Helsinki||Rowing||Czechoslovakia||TCH||Semi-Finals||Heat Two||6:58.5|
|1952 Summer||24||Helsinki||Rowing||Czechoslovakia||TCH||Round One||Heat Three||7:16.6|