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Ladislav Žemla

Full name: Ladislav Žemla
Other name(s): Rázný
Gender: Male
Born: November 6, 1887 in Prague, Hlavní město Praha, Czech Republic
Died: June 18, 1955 in Prague, Hlavní město Praha, Czech Republic
Affiliations: I. ČLTK Praha, Praha (CZE)
Country: BOH Bohemia, TCH Czechoslovakia
Sport: Tennis

Related Olympians: Husband of Milada Skrbková; Brother of Zdeněk Žemla.

Medals: 2 Bronze (2 Total)

Biography

Ladislav Žemla played in five Olympic tennis tournaments (1906, 1908, 1912, 1920, 1924), and was the first tennis player to do so. In fact, Žemla held the record for most appearances in tennis until [Arantxa Sánchez Vicario] played her fifth Olympics in 2004, and the record was not broken until [Leander Paes] played in his sixth Olympic tournament at London in 2012.

Žemla was twice a winner of the Budapest Championship, in 1906 and 1909. He also won the 1921 Hainz Memorial. In the 1900s he played at the Austrian International, and the Praha Invitational, making the semis in Austria in 1905. Žemla played once at Wimbledon, in 1926, losing in the third round of singles, the third round of doubles, and the second round of mixed. He also played at the 1922-23 World Hard Court Championships, losing in the third round in 1923.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1906 Summer 18 Athina Tennis Men's Singles Bohemia BOH 14T
1906 Summer 18 Athina Tennis Men's Doubles Bohemia BOH 3 Bronze
1908 Summer 20 London Tennis Men's Singles Bohemia BOH 16T
1912 Summer 24 Stockholm Tennis Men's Singles Bohemia BOH 4
1912 Summer 24 Stockholm Tennis Men's Doubles Bohemia-2 BOH 4
1920 Summer 32 Antwerpen Tennis Men's Singles Czechoslovakia TCH 17T
1920 Summer 32 Antwerpen Tennis Mixed Doubles Czechoslovakia TCH 3 Bronze
1920 Summer 32 Antwerpen Tennis Men's Doubles Czechoslovakia-3 TCH 9T
1924 Summer 36 Paris Tennis Men's Singles Czechoslovakia TCH 33T
1924 Summer 36 Paris Tennis Men's Doubles Czechoslovakia-2 TCH 9T

Men's Singles

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result SW
1906 Summer 18 Athina Tennis Bohemia BOH Round One Match #9 2 Beukema (NED) 2, Žemla (BOH) 0 0
1908 Summer 20 London Tennis Bohemia BOH Round Two Match #12 2 1908-07-07 Powell (CAN) 3, Žemla (BOH) 1 1
1912 Summer 24 Stockholm Tennis Bohemia BOH Final Round Match 3/4 2 1912-07-04 Kreuzer (GER) 3, Žemla (BOH) 1 1
1912 Summer 24 Stockholm Tennis Bohemia BOH Semi-Finals Match #1 2 1912-07-04 Kitson (RSA) 3, Žemla (BOH) 2 2
1912 Summer 24 Stockholm Tennis Bohemia BOH Quarter-Finals Match #2 1 1912-07-03 Žemla (BOH) 3, von Müller (GER) 0 3
1912 Summer 24 Stockholm Tennis Bohemia BOH Round Four Match #4 1 1912-07-01 Žemla (BOH) 3, Tapscott (RSA) 2 3
1912 Summer 24 Stockholm Tennis Bohemia BOH Round Three Match #7 AC Žemla (BOH) walkover
1912 Summer 24 Stockholm Tennis Bohemia BOH Round Two Match #14 AC Žemla (BOH) walkover
1920 Summer 32 Antwerpen Tennis Czechoslovakia TCH Round Two Match #2 2 Malmström (SWE) 3, Žemla (TCH) 1 1
1924 Summer 36 Paris Tennis Czechoslovakia TCH Round Two Match #24 2 Harada (JPN) 3, Žemla (TCH) 1 1
1924 Summer 36 Paris Tennis Czechoslovakia TCH Round One Match #18 AC 1924-07-13 Žemla (TCH) bye

Mixed Doubles

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Partner Phase Unit Rank Date Result SW
1920 Summer 32 Antwerpen Tennis Czechoslovakia TCH Milada Skrbková Final Round Match 3/4 1 TCH 2, DEN 0 2
1920 Summer 32 Antwerpen Tennis Czechoslovakia TCH Milada Skrbková Semi-Finals Match #2 2 GBR-3 2, TCH 0 0
1920 Summer 32 Antwerpen Tennis Czechoslovakia TCH Milada Skrbková Quarter-Finals Match #4 1 TCH 2, BEL-3 0 2
1920 Summer 32 Antwerpen Tennis Czechoslovakia TCH Milada Skrbková Round Two Match #5 1 TCH 2, BEL-4 0 2

Men's Doubles

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Partner Phase Unit Rank Date Result SW
1906 Summer 18 Athina Tennis Bohemia BOH Zdeněk Žemla Final Round Match 3/4 1 BOH 2, GRE-2 0 2
1906 Summer 18 Athina Tennis Bohemia BOH Zdeněk Žemla Semi-Finals Match #1 2 FRA 2, BOH 0 0
1906 Summer 18 Athina Tennis Bohemia BOH Zdeněk Žemla Quarter-Finals Match #2 1 BOH 2, USA 0 2
1906 Summer 18 Athina Tennis Bohemia BOH Zdeněk Žemla Round One Match #3 AC BOH walkover
1912 Summer 24 Stockholm Tennis Bohemia-2 BOH Jaroslav Just Final Round Match 3/4 2 1912-07-05 FRA 3, BOH-2 0 0
1912 Summer 24 Stockholm Tennis Bohemia-2 BOH Jaroslav Just Semi-Finals Match #2 2 1912-07-03 RSA 3, BOH-2 1 1
1912 Summer 24 Stockholm Tennis Bohemia-2 BOH Jaroslav Just Quarter-Finals Match #4 1 1912-07-02 BOH-2 3, GER-2 0 3
1912 Summer 24 Stockholm Tennis Bohemia-2 BOH Jaroslav Just Round Two Match #7 1 1912-06-29 BOH-2 3, NOR-2 0 3
1912 Summer 24 Stockholm Tennis Bohemia-2 BOH Jaroslav Just Round One Match #14 1 1912-06-28 BOH-2 3, NOR-1 0 3
1920 Summer 32 Antwerpen Tennis Czechoslovakia-3 TCH Karel Ardelt Round Two Match #4 2 RSA-1 3, TCH-3 0 0
1920 Summer 32 Antwerpen Tennis Czechoslovakia-3 TCH Karel Ardelt Round One Match #2 1 TCH-3 3, BEL-1 0 3
1924 Summer 36 Paris Tennis Czechoslovakia-2 TCH Jan Koželuh Round Three Match #5 2 USA-2 3, TCH-2 0 0
1924 Summer 36 Paris Tennis Czechoslovakia-2 TCH Jan Koželuh Round Two Match #9 1 TCH-2 3, SUI-1 1 3
1924 Summer 36 Paris Tennis Czechoslovakia-1 TCH Jan Koželuh Round One Match #24 1 1924-07-14 TCH-1 3, NED 0 3
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