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Zdeněk Žemla

Full name: Zdeněk Žemla
Other name(s): Jánský
Gender: Male
Born: 1883
Died: July 19, 1927 in Zborov, Šumperk, Olomoucký kraj, Czech Republic
Affiliations: I. ČLTK Praha, Praha (CZE)
Country: BOH Bohemia
Sport: Tennis

Related Olympians: Brother of Ladislav Žemla.

Medals: 2 Bronze (2 Total)

Biography

Zdeněk Žemla won bronze medals in both singles and doubles at the 1906 Athina Olympics, competing for Bohemia. There were three Žemlas who played tennis at the 1906 Games – [Jaroslav], [Ladislav], and Zdeněk – with all competing for I. Český Lawn-Tenisový Klub Praha. Ladislav and Zdeněk played together to win the doubles bronze medal. We suspect they are related, possibly brothers, but have not yet been able to confirm that. Ladislav was the best known tennis player of the group, competing again at the 1908 and 1912 Olympics, and winning several other events in Hungary in that era.

Zdeněk played a number of tournaments in Europe in the 1900s, especially the Austrian International Championships, at which he made the semi-finals in 1901, and the quarter-finals in 1904 and 1906. He also played the Bohemian Championships and the Praha Tournament several times, losing in early rounds.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1906 Summer Athina Tennis Men's Singles Bohemia BOH 3 Bronze
1906 Summer Athina Tennis Men's Doubles Bohemia BOH 3 Bronze

Men's Singles

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result SW
1906 Summer Athina Tennis Bohemia BOH Round Two Match #4 2 Germot (FRA) 2, Žemla (BOH) 1 1
1906 Summer Athina Tennis Bohemia BOH Round One Match #6 AC Žemla (BOH) walkover

Men's Doubles

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Partner Phase Unit Rank Date Result SW
1906 Summer Athina Tennis Bohemia BOH Ladislav Žemla Final Round Match 3/4 1 BOH 2, GRE-2 0 2
1906 Summer Athina Tennis Bohemia BOH Ladislav Žemla Semi-Finals Match #1 2 FRA 2, BOH 0 0
1906 Summer Athina Tennis Bohemia BOH Ladislav Žemla Quarter-Finals Match #2 1 BOH 2, USA 0 2
1906 Summer Athina Tennis Bohemia BOH Ladislav Žemla Round One Match #3 AC BOH walkover
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