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Václav Pšenička, Sr.

Biographical information

Medals OG
Gold 0
Silver 2
Bronze 0
Total 2
TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
SexMale
Full nameVáclav•Pšenička, Sr.
Used nameVáclav•Pšenička, Sr.
Born26 October 1906 in Praha (Prague) (CZE)
Died25 April 1961 in Praha (Prague) (CZE)
Measurements170 cm / 104 kg
NOC Czechoslovakia
Nationality Czech Republic

Biography

Václav Pšenička, Sr. placed second at the 1932 and 1936 Olympics, and repeated that finish at the 1937 World Championships. He set four world records from 1928-36 – two in the press and two in the total. At home, he won 15 national championships between 1926 and 1943 in the light-heavyweight and heavyweight classes. He had the reputation of being a strong lifter with limited technical skills. Pšenička worked as a streetcar driver. His son, Václav Pšenička, Jr., competed at the 1952 and 1956 Olympic as a weightlifter.

Results

Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal Nationality As
1928 Summer Olympics Weightlifting TCH CZE Václav Pšenička, Sr.
Light-Heavyweight, Men (Olympic) =4
1932 Summer Olympics Weightlifting TCH CZE Václav Pšenička, Sr.
Heavyweight, Men (Olympic) 2 Silver
1936 Summer Olympics Weightlifting TCH CZE Václav Pšenička, Sr.
Heavyweight, Men (Olympic) 2 Silver

Olympic family relations