Full name: ZdenÄk Å½emla
Other name(s): JÃ¡nskÃ½
Died: July 19, 1927 in Zborov, Å umperk, OlomouckÃ½ kraj, Czech Republic
Affiliations: I. ÄLTK Praha, Praha (CZE)
Related Olympians: Brother of Ladislav Å½emla.
Medals: 2 Bronze (2 Total)
ZdenÄk Å½emla won bronze medals in both singles and doubles at the 1906 Athina Olympics, competing for Bohemia. There were three Å½emlas who played tennis at the 1906 Games â [Jaroslav], [Ladislav], and ZdenÄk â with all competing for I. ÄeskÃ½ Lawn-TenisovÃ½ Klub Praha. Ladislav and ZdenÄk 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.
ZdenÄk 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.
|1906 Summer||Athina||Tennis||Men's Singles||Bohemia||BOH||3||Bronze|
|1906 Summer||Athina||Tennis||Men's Doubles||Bohemia||BOH||3||Bronze|
|1906 Summer||Athina||Tennis||Bohemia||BOH||Round Two||Match #4||2||Germot (FRA) 2, Å½emla (BOH) 1||1|
|1906 Summer||Athina||Tennis||Bohemia||BOH||Round One||Match #6||AC||Å½emla (BOH) walkover|
|1906 Summer||Athina||Tennis||Bohemia||BOH||Ladislav Å½emla||Final Round||Match 3/4||1||BOH 2, GRE-2 0||2|
|1906 Summer||Athina||Tennis||Bohemia||BOH||Ladislav Å½emla||Semi-Finals||Match #1||2||FRA 2, BOH 0||0|
|1906 Summer||Athina||Tennis||Bohemia||BOH||Ladislav Å½emla||Quarter-Finals||Match #2||1||BOH 2, USA 0||2|
|1906 Summer||Athina||Tennis||Bohemia||BOH||Ladislav Å½emla||Round One||Match #3||AC||BOH walkover|