|Type||Competed in Olympic Games|
|Born||10 April 1908 in Rožďalovice (CZE)|
|Died||8 March 1944 in Oświęcim, Małopolskie (POL)|
|Affiliations||ŽSK Hagibor, Praha (CZE)|
Hekš declined participation in the Olympic Games 1936 as he was Jewish and did not want to be a part of the Games in Berlin. Therefore he was one of the organizers of the “People’s Olympiad” in Barcelona (19 - 26 July 1936) as an alternative. Directly after the occupation of Czechoslovakia by the Germans he was deported to the concentration camp Terezín with one of the first transports. In 1942 he was deported further to the death camp of Oświęcim, where he was killed by gas in 1944.
Personal Best: Mar – 2-41:35 (1932).
|Games||Discipline (Sport) / Event||NOC / Team||Pos||Medal||As|
|1932 Summer Olympics||Athletics||TCH||Oskar Hekš|
|Marathon, Men (Olympic)||8|