Jaroslav Žemla

Biographical information

RolesCompeted in Intercalated Games • Non-starter
Full nameJaroslav•Žemla
Used nameJaroslav•Žemla
AffiliationsI. ČLTK Praha, Praha (CZE)
NOC Bohemia


Jaroslav Žemla played only singles at the 1906 Athina Olympics, losing in the second round after defeating Hungary’s Károly Vitus in round one. There were three Žemlas who played tennis at the 1906 Games – Zdeněk, Ladislav, and Jaroslav – with all competing for I. Český Lawn-Tenisový Klub Praha. Ladislav and Zdeněk played together to win the doubles bronze medal. We suspect they are related, possibly brothers, but have not yet been able to confirm that. Ladislav was the best known tennis player of the group, competing again at the 1908 and 1912 Olympics, and winning several other events in Hungary in that era.


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1906 Intercalated Games Tennis BOH Jaroslav Žemla
Singles, Men (Intercalated) =9
1908 Summer Olympics Tennis BOH Jaroslav Žemla
Singles, Men (Olympic) DNS
Doubles, Men (Olympic) Károly Vitus DNS