Emil Zátopek

1922 - 2000

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Emil Zátopek (Czech pronunciation: [ˈɛmɪl ˈzaːtopɛk] (listen); 19 September 1922 – 21 November 2000) was a Czech long-distance runner best known for winning three gold medals at the 1952 Summer Olympics in Helsinki. He won gold in the 5,000 metres and 10,000 metres runs, but his final medal came when he decided at the last minute to compete in the first marathon of his life. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Emil Zátopek has received more than 680,424 page views. His biography is available in 53 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 50 in 2019). Emil Zátopek is the 4th most popular athlete (down from 3rd in 2019), the 30th most popular biography from Czechia (down from 21st in 2019) and the most popular Czech Athlete.

Emil Zátopek is most famous for being the first athlete to win gold medals in the 5,000 and 10,000 meter races in the same Olympics.

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Among athletes, Emil Zátopek ranks 4 out of 3,055Before him are Jesse Owens, Abebe Bikila, and Paavo Nurmi. After him are Louis Zamperini, Spyridon Louis, Luz Long, Jānis Lūsis, Bob Beamon, Carl Lewis, Dana Zátopková, and Dick Fosbury.

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Among people born in 1922, Emil Zátopek ranks 15Before him are Franjo Tuđman, Boutros Boutros-Ghali, Erich Hartmann, Ava Gardner, Erving Goffman, and Jack Kerouac. After him are Pierre Cardin, Gérard Philipe, Hiroo Onoda, Aage Bohr, Doris Day, and Kurt Vonnegut. Among people deceased in 2000, Emil Zátopek ranks 5Before him are Hafez al-Assad, Hedy Lamarr, Władysław Szpilman, and Ingrid of Sweden. After him are Habib Bourguiba, Roger Vadim, Friedensreich Hundertwasser, Alec Guinness, Lída Baarová, Carl Barks, and Sirimavo Bandaranaike.

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In Czechia

Among people born in Czechia, Emil Zátopek ranks 30 out of 839Before him are Tomáš Garrigue Masaryk (1850), Joseph Radetzky von Radetz (1766), Bertha von Suttner (1843), Jaroslav Hašek (1883), Jan Žižka (1360), and Leoš Janáček (1854). After him are Adolf Loos (1870), Alphonse Mucha (1860), Miloš Zeman (1944), Max Brod (1884), Karl Kautsky (1854), and Hans Kelsen (1881).

Among ATHLETES In Czechia

Among athletes born in Czechia, Emil Zátopek ranks 1After him are Dana Zátopková (1922), Jan Železný (1966), Olga Fikotová (1932), Ludvík Daněk (1937), Dominik Hašek (1965), František Janda-Suk (1878), František Pospíšil (1944), Jaroslav Holík (1942), Miloslava Rezková (1950), Bohumil Němeček (1938), and Helena Fibingerová (1949).