Bohuslav Rylich

Biographical information

TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameBohuslav•Rylich
Used nameBohuslav•Rylich
Born5 May 1934 in Nymburk (CZE)
Died23 July 2020 in Praha (Prague) (CZE)
Measurements181 cm / 76 kg
NOC Czechoslovakia
Nationality Czech Republic


Bohuslav Rylich played basketball for Czechoslovakia at the 1960 Roma Olympics. He also played three times at the European Championships, helped the Czechoslovaks to a silver medal in 1969, in addition to finishing fifth in 1961 and 10th in 1963. Rylich earned 99 international caps during his career. His brother Zdeněk Rylich was also a top player, appearing at the 1952 Helsinki Olympics.

Bohuslav Rylich started playing domestically with Tankista Praha in 1955, and then spent 11 seasons with Slovan Orbis Praha, with whom he won four league medals, helping them win the Czechoslovakian title in 1957 and 1959, and finishing second in 1958 and third in 1961. In 1960 he helped Slovan Orbis reach the semi-finals of the European Champions Cup. Rylich was inducted into the ČBF Hall of Fame. In 1998, he was given the Silver Lion award from the town of Nymburk for his basketball accomplishments.


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal Nationality As
1960 Summer Olympics Basketball (Basketball) TCH CZE Bohuslav Rylich
Basketball, Men (Olympic) Czechoslovakia 5

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