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Václav Winter

Full name: Václav Winter
Gender: Male
Height: 5-10 (178 cm)
Weight: 152 lbs (69 kg)
Born: September 7, 1924 in Prague, Hlavní město Praha, Czech Republic
Died: March 20, 2009
Affiliations: RH Praha, Praha (CZE)
Country: TCH Czechoslovakia
Sport: Athletics


Originally an ice hockey player, Winter started running as a teenager. He was successful in the post-War years, winning the Czechoslovakian title three years in a row (1947-1949). He also broke national records on the 1000 m and 4×800 m. He represented his country internationally eleven times, notably in the 1948 Olympics, where he reached the semi-finals. After his career, Winter briefly coached and wrote a book on middle distance running.

Personal Best: 800 – 1:53.0 (1948).


Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1948 Summer 23 London Athletics Men's 800 metres Czechoslovakia TCH 6 h2 r2/3

Men's 800 metres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T(H)
1948 Summer 23 London Athletics Czechoslovakia Semi-Finals Heat Two 6 1:57.7
1948 Summer 23 London Athletics Czechoslovakia Round One Heat Four 4 QU 1:55.1
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