Full name: VÃ¡clav Winter
Height: 5-10 (178 cm)
Weight: 152 lbs (69 kg)
Born: September 7, 1924 in Prague, HlavnÃ mÄsto Praha, Czech Republic
Died: March 20, 2009
Affiliations: RH Praha, Praha (CZE)
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 4Ã800 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 â 1:53.0 (1948).
|1948 Summer||23||London||Athletics||Men's 800 metres||Czechoslovakia||TCH||6 h2 r2/3|
|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|