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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(s) Czechoslovakia
Ethnic nationCZE

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 Status Team Pos Details
1956 Summer Olympics Boxing Heavyweight, Men Olympic =5 Representing Czechoslovakia    
1960 Summer Olympics Boxing Heavyweight, Men Olympic =3 Bronze Representing Czechoslovakia    
1964 Summer Olympics Boxing Heavyweight, Men Olympic =9 Representing Czechoslovakia