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Pavel Benc

Biographical information

Medals OG
Gold 0
Silver 0
Bronze 1
Total 1
TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
SexMale
Full namePavel•Benc
Used namePavel•Benc
Born10 July 1963 in Jablonec nad Nisou (CZE)
Measurements172 cm / 70 kg
NOC Czech Republic Czechoslovakia
Nationality Czech Republic

Biography

During his career, Pavel Benc competed at four Olympic Winter Games (1984, 1988, 1992, 1994) and six World Championships (1985, 1987, 1989, 1991, 1993, 1995). The highlight of his career was at the 1988 Winter Olympics, where he won a surprising relay bronze with Radim Nyč, Václav Korunka and Ladislav Švanda. His best individual Olympic finish was 25th in 30 km at the 1994 Olympics and his best individual finish at a major international tournament was fifth in the 50 km at the 1991 World Championships. At the World Cup circuit, his best finish was fourth over 30 km in Lahti in March 1987 and his best overall finish was 25th in both the 1988-89 and 1989-90 seasons. After finishing his sporting career, Benc worked as the head of security with sports club Dukla Liberec.

Results

Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal Nationality As
1984 Winter Olympics Cross Country Skiing (Skiing) TCH CZE Pavel Benc
15 kilometres, Men (Olympic) 46
30 kilometres, Men (Olympic) 34
1988 Winter Olympics Cross Country Skiing (Skiing) TCH CZE Pavel Benc
15 kilometres, Men (Olympic) 41
50 kilometres, Men (Olympic) 27
4 × 10 kilometres Relay, Men (Olympic) Czechoslovakia 3 Bronze
1992 Winter Olympics Cross Country Skiing (Skiing) TCH CZE Pavel Benc
10 kilometres, Men (Olympic) 41
50 kilometres, Men (Olympic) 8
10/15 kilometres Pursuit, Men (Olympic) 33
4 × 10 kilometres Relay, Men (Olympic) Czechoslovakia 7
1994 Winter Olympics Cross Country Skiing (Skiing) CZE Pavel Benc
10 kilometres, Men (Olympic) 65
30 kilometres, Men (Olympic) 25
50 kilometres, Men (Olympic) DNS
10/15 kilometres Pursuit, Men (Olympic) 36
4 × 10 kilometres Relay, Men (Olympic) Czech Republic 8

Other participations

Games Role NOC Nationality As
1992 Winter Olympics Flagbearer at the Opening Ceremony TCH CZE Pavel Benc
1994 Winter Olympics Flagbearer at the Opening Ceremony CZE Pavel Benc