Věra Čáslavská

1942 - 2016

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Věra Čáslavská (Czech pronunciation: [ˈvjɛra ˈtʃaːslafskaː]; 3 May 1942 – 30 August 2016) was a Czechoslovak artistic gymnast and Czech sports official. She won a total of 22 international titles between 1959 and 1968 including seven Olympic gold medals, four world titles and eleven European championships. Čáslavská is the most decorated Czech gymnast in history and is one of only two female gymnasts, along with Soviet Larisa Latynina, to win the all-around gold medal at two consecutive Olympics. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Věra Čáslavská has received more than 485,810 page views. Her biography is available in 39 different languages on Wikipedia. Věra Čáslavská is the 9th most popular gymnast (down from 3rd in 2019), the 234th most popular biography from Czechia (down from 59th in 2019) and the most popular Czech Gymnast.

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Among gymnasts, Věra Čáslavská ranks 9 out of 181Before her are Carl Schuhmann, Olga Korbut, Hermann Weingärtner, Alfred Flatow, Olga Tass, and Leon Štukelj. After her are Louis Zutter, Nikolai Andrianov, Ágnes Keleti, Boris Shakhlin, Sawao Kato, and Akinori Nakayama.

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Among people born in 1942, Věra Čáslavská ranks 168Before her are Fred Ward, Étienne Balibar, Peter Norman, Jozef Adamec, Fradique de Menezes, and Fraser Stoddart. After her are Günter Wallraff, Hannu Mikkola, Péter Nádas, Henri Pescarolo, Zhou Yongkang, and Michel Kafando. Among people deceased in 2016, Věra Čáslavská ranks 129Before her are Rudolf E. Kálmán, Gato Barbieri, Alexandre Astruc, Ferdinand Kübler, Meir Dagan, and Curtis Hanson. After her are Jorge Batlle, Garry Marshall, Andrei Karlov, Mark Taimanov, Anker Jørgensen, and Ilse Aichinger.

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In Czechia

Among people born in Czechia, Věra Čáslavská ranks 234 out of 839Before her are Guido Adler (1855), Jean-Gaspard Deburau (1796), Erhard Raus (1889), Spytihněv I, Duke of Bohemia (875), Bretislav II (1100), and Alois Hába (1893). After her are Johannes Widmann (1460), Catherine of Bohemia (1342), Adolf Schärf (1890), Jan Hammer (1948), Jan Stráský (1940), and Viliam Schrojf (1931).

Among GYMNASTS In Czechia

Among gymnasts born in Czechia, Věra Čáslavská ranks 1After her are Anton Heida (1878).