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Zdeněk Bobrovský

Biographical information

TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
SexMale
Full nameZdeněk•Bobrovský
Used nameZdeněk•Bobrovský
Born1 December 1933 in Rosice (CZE)
Died21 November 2014
Measurements186 cm / 83 kg
AffiliationsZbrojovka Brno, Brno (CZE)
NOC Czechoslovakia
Nationality Czech Republic

Biography

A member of the Czech Basketball Hall of Fame, Zdeněk Bobrovský had a long active career, both as a player and a coach. He played most of his years for Brno clubs, Slavia (1952-54), Zbrojovka/Spartak (1950-51, 1955-68), but closed out his career in Austria for WSG Radenthein. During that period, he won championships with both Czech clubs (1951, 1952-53, 1955, 1957, 1960, 1962-64, 1967-68), nine in total, and placing 2nd six times in Czechoslovakia and once in Austria. He reached the final of the European Champions Cup twice (1964, 1968) with Zbrojovka, but lost on both occasions. In international competition, he first represented his nation at the 1951 European Championships, winning silver. He repeated that performance in 1954, adding a bronze in 1957. In all, he played 109 matches, participating in two Olympic Games (1952 and 1960). At Zbrojovka, he played together with his younger brother Jan Bobrovský, who would go on to compete in the 1972 Games. By then, Zdeněk had turned to coaching. For seven seasons, he coached the women’s team of KPS Brno, doing well but never winning the title. From 1981-88 he coached his old squad, Zbrojovka, leading them to three consecutive titles in 1986-88.

Results

Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal Nationality As
1952 Summer Olympics Basketball (Basketball) TCH CZE Zdeněk Bobrovský
Basketball, Men (Olympic) Czechoslovakia =9
1960 Summer Olympics Basketball (Basketball) TCH CZE Zdeněk Bobrovský
Basketball, Men (Olympic) Czechoslovakia 5

Olympic family relations

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