Emil Zátopek

1922 - 2000

Emil Zátopek

Emil Zátopek (Czech pronunciation: [ˈɛmɪl ˈzaːtopɛk] (listen); 19 September 1922 – 22 November 2000) was a Czechoslovak 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 507,165 page views. His biography is available in 50 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 3rd most popular athlete.

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Among athletes, Emil Zátopek ranks 3 out of 2,090Before him are Jesse Owens and Paavo Nurmi. After him are Abebe Bikila, Spyridon Louis, Luz Long, Carl Lewis, Stanisława Walasiewicz, Thomas Burke, Bob Beamon, Usain Bolt, and Louis Zamperini.

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Among people born in 1922, Emil Zátopek ranks 14Before him are Doris Day, Judy Garland, Boutros Boutros-Ghali, Erich Hartmann, Jack Kerouac, and Franjo Tuđman. After him are Ava Gardner, Aage Bohr, Erving Goffman, Pierre Cardin, Christiaan Barnard, and Gérard Philipe. Among people deceased in 2000, Emil Zátopek ranks 4Before him are Hafez al-Assad, Władysław Szpilman, and Hedy Lamarr. After him are Friedensreich Hundertwasser, Habib Bourguiba, Ingrid of Sweden, Roger Vadim, Victor Borge, René Favaloro, Sirimavo Bandaranaike, and Lída Baarová.

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In Czechia

Among people born in Czechia, Emil Zátopek ranks 21 out of 445Before him are Tomáš Garrigue Masaryk (1850), Albrecht von Wallenstein (1583), Joseph Radetzky von Radetz (1766), Jaroslav Hašek (1883), Jan Žižka (1360), and Adolf Loos (1870). After him are Ottokar II of Bohemia (1233), Bertha von Suttner (1843), Leoš Janáček (1854), Hans Kelsen (1881), Klement Gottwald (1896), and Miloš Zeman (1944).

Among ATHLETES In Czechia

Among athletes born in Czechia, Emil Zátopek ranks 1After him are Jan Železný (1966), Dana Zátopková (1922), Dominik Hašek (1965), Jaroslav Holík (1942), František Janda-Suk (1878), Olga Fikotová (1932), Helena Fibingerová (1949), Roman Šebrle (1974), Miloslava Rezková (null), Tomáš Dvořák (1972), and Štěpánka Hilgertová (1968).

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