Emil Zátopek (1926-2000)
Czech runner. He held the wolrd record for the 2,000 metres and 10,000 metres from 1948 to 1954. At the London Olympic Games in 1948, he won gold in the 10,000 metres and silver in the 5,000 metres.
Martina Navrátilová (1956)
Czech tennis player (and American citizen cince 1981). She won the Grand Slam tournament eight times. She dominated women's tennis in the 1980s and won every major tournament.
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