Otakar HORINEK

Czechoslovakia TCH

Shooting

  • Olympic Medals
    1 S
  • Games participations
    2
  • First Olympic Games
    Melbourne 1956
  • Year of Birth
    1929
Olympic Results

Biography

Otakar HORINEK

Otakar Hořínek picked up shooting by chance, coming by a shooting range on a walk with his wife, and deciding to - literally - give it a shot. He turned out to be a talent, earning 17 Czechoslovakian titles during his career and breaking several national records as well. At the 1956 Olympics, Otakar Hořínek experienced the highlight of his shooting career. A small-bore rifle specialist, he placed second in the 3 positions event. He tied with Soviet shooter Anatoly Bogdanov, but lost the gold due a poorer performance in the prone part of the competition, which was the tie-breaker. Hořínek missed out on a medal in the prone competition (which was also a separate medal event), again despite tying on the overall bronze medal score. Following his Olympic performances, Hořínek won two medals at the 1957 European Championships, and a bronze at the 1958 World Championships, in the 50 m kneeling team event. Later, Hořínek was active as a shooting coach and trainer. In 2014, he was presented with a replica of his Olympic medal, after he had lost the original.

Olympic Results

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Olympic Results
Results Event Sport

Rome 1960

#28
Small-Bore Rifle, Prone, 50 metres
Small-Bore Rifle, Prone, 50 metres Shooting
#10
Small-Bore Rifle, Three Positions, 50 metres
Small-Bore Rifle, Three Positions, 50 metres Shooting
Olympic Results
Results Event Sport

Melbourne 1956

#4
Small-Bore Rifle, Prone, 50 metres
Small-Bore Rifle, Prone, 50 metres Shooting
S
Small-Bore Rifle, Three Positions, 50 metres
Small-Bore Rifle, Three Positions, 50 metres Shooting