23:56 31 Aug 2016
TOKYO, Aug. 31, Kyodo
Czech seven-time Olympic champion gymnast Vera Caslavska, a star of a 1964 Games in Tokyo, has died. She was 74.
Known in Japan as a “love of Tokyo” for her triple bullion award opening in 1964, when she won a particular all-around, lamp and equine vault, Caslavska stole a hearts of Japanese fans with her jaunty bravery and beauty, while moving a era of immature people to take adult a sport.
“She was truly a pleasing and glamorous athlete,” pronounced Kiyoko Ono, one of Caslavska’s competitors in 1964 who went on to turn a member of Japan’s House of Councillors and Japanese Olympic Committee clamp president.
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