Václav Korunka

Biographical information

Medals OG
Gold 0
Silver 0
Bronze 1
Total 1
RolesCompeted in Olympic Games
SexMale
Full nameVáclav•Korunka
Used nameVáclav•Korunka
Born24 December 1965 in Jilemnice (CZE)
Measurements174 cm / 64 kg
NOC Czechia Czechoslovakia
Nationality Czechia

Biography

During his career, Václav Korunka competed at three Olympic Winter Games (1988, 1992, 1994) and six World Championships (1989, 1991, 1993, 1995, 1997, 1999). He won relay bronzes at the 1988 Winter Olympics (with Radim Nyč, Pavel Benc and Ladislav Švanda) and at the 1989 World Championships (with Nyč, Švanda and Martin Petrásek). His best individual finish at those tournaments was eighth in 15 km at the 1989 World Championships. Korunka never won a World Cup race during his career, his best finish being third, which he achieved thrice – in 15 km freestyle in January 1991 in Minsk, in 10 km freestyle in December 1992 in Ramsau and in 30 km freestyle in March 1993 in Lahti. His best overall World Cup finish was 11th in 1992-93 season. After finishing his sporting career in 2000, Korunka worked as a cross-country skiing coach.

Results

Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal Nationality As
1988 Winter Olympics Cross Country Skiing (Skiing) TCH CZE Václav Korunka
15 kilometres, Men (Olympic) 28
4 × 10 kilometres Relay, Men (Olympic) Czechoslovakia 3 Bronze
1992 Winter Olympics Cross Country Skiing (Skiing) TCH CZE Václav Korunka
10 kilometres, Men (Olympic) 17
50 kilometres, Men (Olympic) 13
10/15 kilometres Pursuit, Men (Olympic) 14
4 × 10 kilometres Relay, Men (Olympic) Czechoslovakia 7
1994 Winter Olympics Cross Country Skiing (Skiing) CZE Václav Korunka
10 kilometres, Men (Olympic) 59
10/15 kilometres Pursuit, Men (Olympic) 37
4 × 10 kilometres Relay, Men (Olympic) Czech Republic 8

Special Notes