Josef Hladky

Biographical information

TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameJosef•Hladky
Used nameJosef•Hladky
Other namesJosef Hladký
Born18 June 1962 in Praha (Prague) (CZE)
Measurements188 cm / 86 kg
AffiliationsSV Nikar, Heidelberg (GER)
NOC Germany


Czech-born swimmer Josef Hladky defected to West Germany during the World Championships at Madrid in 1986. Earlier he had won one silver and three bronze medals at the European Championships representing Czechoslovakia. He participated at the 1992 Barcelona Summer Games representing his new homeland Germany. He was eliminated in the heats of the 200 IM. Hladky later added another bronze over 200 IM, and a gold medal, at the Short Course Europeans in 1991.

In January 1998, Hladky took over the management as the sole shareholder of pool construction company Hildenbrand GmbH and from then concentrated on swimming pool construction.


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1992 Summer Olympics Swimming (Aquatics) GER Josef Hladky
200 metres Individual Medley, Men (Olympic) 32

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