Zdeněk Doležal

Zdeněk Doležal
Personal information
Country represented Czechoslovakia
Born (1931-09-01) 1 September 1931 (age 89)
Prague, Czechoslovakia
Partner Věra Suchánková
Retired 1958

Zdeněk Doležal (born 1 September 1931) is a Czech former pair skater who competed internationally for Czechoslovakia. With his skating partner, Věra Suchánková, he is the 1958 World silver medalist[1] and a two-time European champion (1957, 1958).[2] They represented Czechoslovakia at the 1956 Winter Olympics and placed 8th.[3]

Doležal was born on 1 September 1931 in Prague.[4] His sports club was Rapid Pardubice.[5] In 2016, Pardubice named him as one of the athletes to be included in the city's planned sports hall of fame.[6]

Results

(with Věra Suchánková)

International
Event 1951 1952 1954 1955 1956 1957 1958
Winter Olympics 8th
World Championships 6th 2nd
European Championships 2nd 5th 1st 1st
National
Czechoslovak Champ. 2nd 3rd 3rd 1st 1st 1st

References

  1. ^ "World Championships: Pairs" (PDF). International Skating Union. Archived from the original (PDF) on 10 July 2007.
  2. ^ "European Championships: Pairs" (PDF). International Skating Union. Archived from the original (PDF) on 12 April 2007.
  3. ^ Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill; et al. "Zdeněk Doležal". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Archived from the original on 3 December 2016.
  4. ^ "Zdeněk Doležal". Czech Olympic Committee. Archived from the original on 22 September 2016.
  5. ^ "Historie Krasobruslařského klubu Pardubice" [History of Pardubice figure skating club] (in Czech). Krasobruslařský klub Pardubice. Archived from the original on 14 April 2017.
  6. ^ Koubková, Iveta (7 November 2016). "Pardubice budou mít svou "síň" slávy" [Pardubice to have its own hall of fame]. pardubice.eu (in Czech). Archived from the original on 14 April 2017.


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