| Wins against Kentucky - 0 | Losses against Kentucky - 1 |
Hometown: Brno, Czechoslovakia
Date Born: December 12, 1911
Date Died: April 4, 2013
|8/2/1948||Kentucky vs. Czechoslovakia||W||53 - 28||Olympic Games (at London, England)|
Biography - Brnĕnský Deník Rovnost (December 11, 2011)
Basketball coach, ice hockey referee Fleischlinger celebrates a hundred years
by Tomáš Valaškovčák (Note: translated from Czech to English via GoogleTranslate)
Brno - Former basketball coach and ice hockey referee Josef Fleischlinger will celebrate his centenary on Monday, December 12. Under the leadership of a native of Brno, Czechoslovak basketball players won two silver medals from the European Championship in 1947 and 1955.
In the role of assistant coach, he was also at the 1946 European Champions title. As a hockey referee, he managed the Olympic tournament in St. Moritz in 1948 and was also a basketball referee.
The list of his coaching achievements includes the seventh place of basketball players at the 1948 Olympic Games in London and he led the national team at the Olympic Games in Helsinki. In Brno, he led the Sokol Brno I basketball players to five championship titles. "My coaching career was intertwined with the role of a referee, so I decided to leave coaching in 1955," noted Fleischlinger, who also served as an international basketball referee and later FIBA commissioner.
The centennial celebration awaits the still-spirited Fleischlinger, who walks with a cane, on several fronts. Three years ago, he was hit by a car at a pedestrian crossing and injured his knee. "My health is perhaps a miracle, for which I owe my doctor. I follow his every advice to be able to face ailments. And my advice to live to be a hundred is to keep working. I go to the office at least two days a week, which keeps my brain in constant emergency," Fleischinger said this Thursday at the ceremonial announcement of the poll of the Best Brno athletes, when he was inducted into the Hall of Fame.
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