Vera Caslavska

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Date of Birth May 3, 1942
Place of Birth Prague, Czech Republic
Date of Death Aug 30, 2016 (74)
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About Vera Caslavska

Czech gymnast who was one of only a few gymnasts to have won the all-around gold medal in two straight Olympics.

Before Fame

She started as a figure skater before moving on to gymnastics.

Achievement

Her record for the most Olympic medals of any gymnast stood for over 40 years.

Family Life

She married silver medalist runner Josef Odlozil right after the 1968 Olympics.

Associations

Her accomplishments overshadow Mary Lou Retton's accomplishments extensively, even though Retton became known as the greatest female American gymnast of all time.

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Latest information about Vera Caslavska updated on October 30, 2020.

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