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Jan Gajdoš

Biographical information

Medals OG
Gold 0
Silver 1
Bronze 0
Total 1
TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
SexMale
Full nameJan•Gajdoš
Used nameJan•Gajdoš
Born27 December 1903 in Brno (CZE)
Died19 November 1945 in Brno (CZE)
NOC(s) Czechoslovakia
Ethnic nationCZE

Biography

Jan Gajdoš was one of the most successful Czechoslovakians in gymnastics before the War, but he also was an excellent athlete in track & field, skiing, figure skating, diving, handball, and football. In World War II, one of the most prominent leaders of the Czech resistance, he was arrested in 1943 and sentenced to death. As the Allied front came near, the Nazis started the prisoners on a “death march” from the concentration camps to the labor camp Zwickau. Gajdoš survived the march, but his health was so severely damaged that he died at the end of the war, shortly after the liberation of the concentration camp.

Results

Games Discipline (Sport) Event Status Team Pos Details
1928 Summer Olympics Artistic Gymnastics (Gymnastics) Individual All-Around, Men Olympic 13 Representing Czechoslovakia    
  Team All-Around, Men Olympic Czechoslovakia 2 Silver
  Horse Vault, Men Olympic =12
  Parallel Bars, Men Olympic =4
  Horizontal Bar, Men Olympic =33
  Rings, Men Olympic =8
  Pommelled Horse, Men Olympic =10
1936 Summer Olympics Artistic Gymnastics (Gymnastics) Individual All-Around, Men Olympic 27 Representing Czechoslovakia    
  Team All-Around, Men Olympic Czechoslovakia 4
  Floor Exercise, Men Olympic =13
  Horse Vault, Men Olympic 23
  Parallel Bars, Men Olympic 29
  Horizontal Bar, Men Olympic =59
  Rings, Men Olympic 21
  Pommelled Horse, Men Olympic 57

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