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Věra Čáslavská
1964,1966,1967,1968 Sportsmen of the year
1968 The best world sportwomen and 2nd most known world women
1989 Prize of Pierra de Coubertina, by International Committee, fair play by UNESCO
1991 Inducted into the International Women's Sports Hall of Fame
1991 Olympic Order, by International Olympic Committee
1995 State Medal of Merit Medal II. degree, by prezident Vaclav Havel
2010 Japanese Order by Japanese ambasador Mr. Harada in Prague residence
2014 Prize of Hanno R. Ellenbogenové
2016 Prize of Gratias Agit for good name of the Czech Republic abroad


Summer Olympic Games

gold Tokyo 1964 All around
gold Tokyo 1964 Vault
gold Tokyo 1964 Beam
gold Mexico City 1968 All around
gold Mexico City 1968 Unveven bars
gold Mexico City 1968 Floor
gold Mexico City 1968 Vault
silver Řím 1960 Team
silver Tokyo 1964 Team
silver Mexico City 1968 Beam
silver Mexico City 1968 Team

World Championships

gold Prague 1962 Vault
gold Dortmund 1966 All around
gold Dortmund 1966 Vault
silver Prague 1962 All around
silver Dortmund 1966 Beam
silver Dortmund 1966 Floor
bronze Prague 1962 Floor

Created: 23 April 2019

Stand-up Straight project

Vera Caslavska Foundation is preparing the pilot phase of our Stand Up Straight project. The main objective is to teach preschool-age children in nursery schools (between the ages of 5-7) a set of exercises. A daily regimen of exercise will instill the habit of good posture in children even before they start attending school or begin organized sport activity. 

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Created: 28 November 2018

Czech Design Week and Věra Čáslavská

Vera Caslavska Foundation has launched a partnership with Czech Design Week. Linking the two organizations are the festivities commemorating the 50thanniversary of the 1968 Summer Olympics in Mexico (going on now through January, 2019), as well as the 100thanniversary of the founding of the Czech Republic.

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Created: 06 November 2018

A reminder of Věra Čáslavská’s legacy linking Prague and Mexico City

A spectacle of festivities is underway in Mexico City commemorating the 50thanniversary of the Summer Olympics of 1968: a year that left its mark on Czech as well as world history. The most successful female athlete of the Olympics, and of the year 1968, was Czechoslovak gymnast Věra Čáslavská. Her popularity went beyond the world of sports. That same year, she was the second most popular woman on the planet, after former First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy.

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Věra Čáslavská

For the individual who is willing to take the risk and confront the world with courage, a huge reward awaits.

The reward is SELF-ESTEEM.

Věra Čáslavská, Život na Olympu