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Jaroslav Jirkovský

Biographical information

TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
SexMale
Full nameJaroslav•Jirkovský
Used nameJaroslav•Jirkovský
Born8 March 1891 in Praha (Prague) (CZE)
Died31 August 1966 in Praha (Prague) (CZE)
AffiliationsSlavia Praha, Praha (CZE)
NOC Czechoslovakia
Nationality Czech Republic

Biography

Jaroslav Jirkovský was a fast-skating center who played for Czechoslovakia at the 1924 Winter Olympics. In a very long career, Jirkovský spent most of it with Slavia Praha although later in his career, he was concurrently with Praha City. Internationally Jirkovský appeared nine times at the European Championships, winning eight medals, with four golds (1911, 1914, 1922, 1925), three silvers, and a bronze in 1923. In 1913 and 1914 he skated at the LIHG Tournament. He was capped for Bohemia or Czechoslovakia 40 times, scoring 41 goals.

All this occurred even though Jirkovský was captured by the Russians in August 1915 and was a prisoner-of-war for five years in a Russian labor camp. After his release, he returned to hockey, not retiring until 1933, and served as a player-coach in Bratislava, Slovakia.

Results

Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal Nationality As
1924 Winter Olympics Ice Hockey (Ice Hockey) TCH CZE Jaroslav Jirkovský
Ice Hockey, Men (Olympic) Czechoslovakia =5

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