Dana Zátopková, Czechoslovakia

Dana Zátopková

World Record: 55.73m Praha 01 Jun 58

Dana Zátopková is a Czech javelin thrower. She won the gold medal for javelin in the 1952 Summer Olympics (only an hour after her husband, Emil Zátopek, won the 5000 m), and the silver medal in the 1960 Summer Olympics. She was the European champion in 1954 and 1958. She also set a world record in 1958 when she was 35, making her the oldest woman to break one in an outdoor athletics event.

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