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Jaroslav Skobla

Biographical information

Medals OG
Gold 1
Silver 0
Bronze 1
Total 2
TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
SexMale
Full nameJaroslav•Skobla
Used nameJaroslav•Skobla
Born16 April 1899 in Pitkavicky (TCH)
Died22 November 1959 in Teplice nad Bečvou (CZE)
Measurements178 cm / 83 kg
NOC(s) Czechoslovakia
Ethnic nationCZE

Biography

In addition to his two Olympic medals, Jaroslav Skobla was 1923 World Champion as a light-heavyweight. After his victory at the 1932 Los Angeles Olympics Skobla only competed in Czechoslovakia, winning national titles in 1923-25 and 1927-28.

Before the war Skobla was a policeman. After the communists seized power, the anti-communist Skobla had to quit his jobs to become an accountant and part-time bouncer in a pub in Praha. At the age of 60 he died of lung cancer. He was the father of Jiří Skobla who originally also wanted to become a weightlifter, but took up the shot put on the advice of his doctors, and won a bronze medal in that event at the 1956 Olympics.

Results

Games Discipline (Sport) Event Status Team Pos Details
1924 Summer Olympics Weightlifting Light-Heavyweight, Men Olympic 8 Representing Czechoslovakia    
1928 Summer Olympics Weightlifting Heavyweight, Men Olympic 3 Bronze Representing Czechoslovakia    
1932 Summer Olympics Weightlifting Heavyweight, Men Olympic 1 Gold Representing Czechoslovakia    

Olympic Records

Records may have been broken subsequently during the same competition.
Games Date Sport Event Phase Mark Pos
1924 Summer Olympics 23 July 1924 Weightlifting Light-Heavyweight, Men (≤82½ kg, Military Press) Military Press, Lift #1 85.0 AC
1924 Summer Olympics 23 July 1924 Weightlifting Light-Heavyweight, Men (≤82½ kg, Snatch) Snatch, Lift #1 85.0 AC
1928 Summer Olympics 28 – 29 July 1928 Weightlifting Heavyweight, Men (>82½ kg, Snatch) Snatch, Lift #3 107.5 AC
1928 Summer Olympics 28 – 29 July 1928 Weightlifting Heavyweight, Men (>82½ kg, Clean & Jerk) Clean & Jerk, Lift #2 147.5 AC
1928 Summer Olympics 28 – 29 July 1928 Weightlifting Heavyweight, Men (>82½ kg, Clean & Jerk) Clean & Jerk, Lift #3 150.0 AC
1932 Summer Olympics 31 July 1932 Weightlifting Heavyweight, Men (>82½ kg, Triathlon) Final Standings 377.5 1
1932 Summer Olympics 31 July 1932 Weightlifting Heavyweight, Men (>82½ kg, Triathlon) Final Standings 380.0 1
1932 Summer Olympics 31 July 1932 Weightlifting Heavyweight, Men (>82½ kg, Snatch) Snatch, Lift #2 112.5 AC
1932 Summer Olympics 31 July 1932 Weightlifting Heavyweight, Men (>82½ kg, Snatch) Snatch, Lift #3 115.0 AC
1932 Summer Olympics 31 July 1932 Weightlifting Heavyweight, Men (>82½ kg, Clean & Jerk) Clean & Jerk, Lift #1 150.0 AC
1932 Summer Olympics 31 July 1932 Weightlifting Heavyweight, Men (>82½ kg, Clean & Jerk) Clean & Jerk, Lift #2 152.5 AC

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