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Jiří Raška

Biographical information

Medals OG
Gold 1
Silver 1
Bronze 0
Total 2
TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
SexMale
Full nameJiří•Raška
Used nameJiří•Raška
Born4 February 1941 in Frenštát pod Radhoštěm (CZE)
Died20 January 2012 in Nový Jicín (CZE)
Measurements165 cm / 70 kg
AffiliationsSpartak Frenštát, Frenštát pod Radhoštěm (CZE)
NOC Czechoslovakia
Nationality Czech Republic

Biography

In 1968, Jiří Raška became Czechoslovakia’s first champion at the Winter Olympics. Coached by Zdeněk Remsa, he was a substitute at the 1964 Olympics, before breaking into the international top. At the 1966 World Championships, Raška placed fourth in both normal and large hill events, and in 1968 he placed second in the Four Hills Tournament, having won the Bischofshofen event. One of the medal favourites for the normal hill, he won the first jump and held on to first place despite an 8th place in the second attempt. A week later, Raška added a second Olympic medal by placing second in the large hill event. In the following years, Raška won the Four Hills Tournament (1971, without winning a single competition), a silver medal at the World Championships in the Czech Tatra mountains and a bronze medal at the inaugural Ski Flying World Championships in 1972. Retiring in 1974, he later coached, tending to the Czech national outfit briefly in the 1990s. Two of his grandsons, Jiří and Jan Mazoch later also became ski jumpers.

Results

Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal Nationality As
1968 Winter Olympics Ski Jumping (Skiing) TCH CZE Jiří Raška
Normal Hill, Individual, Men (Olympic) 1 Gold
Large Hill, Individual, Men (Olympic) 2 Silver
1972 Winter Olympics Ski Jumping (Skiing) TCH CZE Jiří Raška
Normal Hill, Individual, Men (Olympic) 5
Large Hill, Individual, Men (Olympic) 10

Olympic Records

Records may have been broken subsequently during the same competition.
Games Date Sport Event Phase Mark Pos
1968 Winter Olympics 18 February 1968 Ski Jumping (Skiing) Large Hill, Individual, Men Jump 1 101.0 3

Other participations

Games Role NOC Nationality As
1968 Winter Olympics Flagbearer at the Opening Ceremony TCH CZE Jiří Raška
1972 Winter Olympics Flagbearer at the Opening Ceremony TCH CZE Jiří Raška

Olympic family relations

Special Notes