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Josef Němec

Biographical information

Medals OG
Gold 0
Silver 0
Bronze 1
Total 1
TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
SexMale
Full nameJosef•Němec
Used nameJosef•Němec
Born25 September 1933 in České Budějovice (CZE)
Died10 September 2013 in České Budějovice (CZE)
Measurements187 cm / 89 kg
NOC Czechoslovakia
Nationality Czech Republic

Biography

Josef Němec took up boxing at the end of 1940s and rose to prominence a decade later. During his career, Němec, who boxed as a heavyweight for his entire career, competed at three Olympic Games and four European Championships. He won Olympic bronze in 1960 and was 1963 European Champion, while taking a bronze at the 1957 and 1959 European Championships. He was also nine times national champion between 1956-68 and won 308 of 320 bouts during his career. During his boxing career, Němec worked as a truck driver for a local construction company and after finishing his sporting career worked as a boxing coach. In his later years, Němec was president of Budweiser Samson Boxing Club in České Budějovice.

Results

Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal Nationality As
1956 Summer Olympics Boxing TCH CZE Josef Němec
Heavyweight, Men (Olympic) =5
1960 Summer Olympics Boxing TCH CZE Josef Němec
Heavyweight, Men (Olympic) =3 Bronze
1964 Summer Olympics Boxing TCH CZE Josef Němec
Heavyweight, Men (Olympic) =9