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Bohumil Golian

Biographical information

Medals OG
Gold 0
Silver 1
Bronze 1
Total 2
TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
SexMale
Full nameBohumil•Golian
Used nameBohumil•Golian
Nick/petnamesGrbo, Ještěrka
Born25 March 1931 in Moštenica (SVK)
Died11 January 2012 in Bratislava (SVK)
Measurements175 cm / 72 kg
AffiliationsSlávia Bratislava, Bratislava (SVK)
NOC Czechoslovakia
Nationality Slovakia

Biography

Bohumil Golian is considered Czechoslovakia’s greatest ever volleyball player. In addition to his two Olympic medals, he led Czechoslovakia to World Championships in 1956 and 1966 and to European Championships in 1958. He also won silvers at the 1960 and 1962 World and 1967 European Championships. After the dissolution of Czechoslovakia, he was voted Slovak Volleyballer of the Century, and was ranked 12th among Slovaks for Athlete of the Century. He later earned a Ph.D. in sports stuides and lectured on physical education and sports, and also coached. In 2006 he was given the Pierre de Coubertin medal by the International Olympic Committee and in 2007 the Slovak Olympic Committee awarded him the Golden Rings.

Results

Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal Nationality As
1964 Summer Olympics Volleyball (Volleyball) TCH SVK Bohumil Golian
Volleyball, Men (Olympic) Czechoslovakia 2 Silver
1968 Summer Olympics Volleyball (Volleyball) TCH SVK Bohumil Golian
Volleyball, Men (Olympic) Czechoslovakia 3 Bronze

Other participations

Games Role NOC Nationality As
1968 Summer Olympics Flagbearer at the Opening Ceremony TCH SVK Bohumil Golian

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