Pavel Schmidt

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Pavel Schmidt
Pavel Schmidt 1964b.jpg
Schmidt at the 1964 European Championships
Personal information
Born 9 February 1930
Bratislava, Czechoslovakia[1]
Died 14 August 2001 (aged 71)
Magglingen, Switzerland
Height 180 cm (5 ft 11 in)
Weight 82 kg (181 lb)
Sport Rowing
Club Aušpic[2]

Pavel Leo Edmund Schmidt (9 February 1930 – 14 August 2001)[2] was a Slovak rower who competed for Czechoslovakia, mostly in the double sculls together with Václav Kozák. They won a gold medal at the 1960 Olympics[1] and two medals at European championships in 1959 and 1961,[3] and placed fourth at the 1962 World Rowing Championships.[2]

After retiring from competitions, Schmidt became a rowing coach, and in 1967–68 trained the Mexican national team. After that he did not return to Czechoslovakia, but settled in Switzerland together with his family. There he worked as a psychiatrists and as a coach at the Biel sports school.[2]


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  3. ^ Rudern – Europameisterschaften (Herren – Doppelzweier).