Czech Olympians received their participant pins while trying out fencing ©COC

Czech athletes received their participant pins from August's Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro at an event where they tried out fencing.

Thirty-four-year-old epee fencer Jiří Beran gave his fellow Olympians the opportunity to take part in his sport as part of an event organised by the athletes with the help of the Czech Olympic Committee (COC).

Jiří Kejval, the President of the COC, presented the pins to athletes who were wearing fencing gear, including canoeist Vítězslav Gebas, badminton player Petr Koukal, swimmer Jana Pechanová, shooter Libuše Jahodová, table tennis player Iveta Vacenovská and Chef de Mission Martin Doktor.

Thirty-four-year-old Beran lost in the first round of the Rio 2016 epee tournament but became known for an act of sportsmanship during his defeat to Brazil's home fencer Athos Schwantes.

Jiří Beran became known for good sportsmanship at Rio 2016 ©Getty Images
Jiří Beran became known for good sportsmanship at Rio 2016 ©Getty Images

The Czech acknowledged a point scored by Schwantes, who went on to edge a tight contest 8-6.

Lukáš Krpálek won the Czech Republic's only gold medal of the Rio 2016 Games, in the men's 100 kilogram class.

He beat Azerbaijan's Elmar Gasimov in the final.

The European country also won two silver medals and seven bronzes in a total haul of 10.

This was the same number of medals that they won at London 2012, but four in the British capital were gold. 

The Czech capital Prague will host the Association of National Olympic Committees (ANOC) General Assembly next year.