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František Hoplíček

Biographical information

TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameFrantišek•Hoplíček
Used nameFrantišek•Hoplíček
Born23 April 1890 in Zvole (CZE)
Died13 April 1946 in Olomouc (CZE)
AffiliationsSokol Olomouc, Olomouc (CZE)
NOC Czechoslovakia
Nationality Czech Republic


Czech František Hoplíček was the uncle of Karel Hoplíček who took part in the 1936 Berlin Olympics as a shot putter. František himself was a participant in the 1920 Antwerp Games as a discus thrower where he was eliminated in qualifying. He later brought ice hockey to his hometown of Olomouc. Hoplíček then became a painter and printmaker, and took part in the 1932 Art Competitions in Los Angeles. He studied in Praha, Wien, Manchester and Antwerpen, and was one of the co-founders of the Club of Friends of Art in Olomouc, and painted motifs of his wife Hana, folk genre scenes, portraits and landscapes.

Personal Best: DT – 39.23 (1919).


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal Nationality As
1920 Summer Olympics Athletics TCH CZE František Hoplíček
Discus Throw, Men (Olympic) 13 r1/2
1932 Summer Olympics Art Competitions TCH CZE František Hoplíček
Painting, Unknown Event, Open (Olympic) AC

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