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.
She started as a figure skater before moving on to gymnastics.
Her record for the most Olympic medals of any gymnast stood for over 40 years.
She married silver medalist runner Josef Odlozil right after the 1968 Olympics.
Her accomplishments overshadow Mary Lou Retton's accomplishments extensively, even though Retton became known as the greatest female American gymnast of all time.