František Čapek (24. 10. 1914 - 31. 1. 2008) - Czechoslovak canoeist. Gold Medalist Summer Olympics in London in 1948, a multiple champion of Czechoslovakia. Almost entire career, he worked in the army club Dukla Praha.
František Čapek was born in the South Bohemian village diaphragm. Sports career began in Sokol. At fifteen he tried shooting, but that it did not take too much. Then he gave the match, but when in a single match suffered a broken leg, he began to look for another sport. Won canoe, perhaps because the water had since childhood Francis warm relationship. His first trainer became an Olympian and gold medalist of the World Championships Flatwater Bohuslav Charlie. František Čapek became a seven-time champion of Czechoslovakia, which last won gold when he was forty. In the history of world sport came primarily triumph at the Olympic Games in London in 1948: the conqueror found in the race for ten kilometers. Sports career ended as a coach in Dukla Prague.