Martina Sáblíková

29-07-2020

Speed skater, three-time winner of the Winter Olympics.

Source: Czech Centres / FDULSSource: Czech Centres / FDULS

Speed skater, three-time winner of the Winter Olympics in 2010 (Vancouver) and 2014 (Sochi), multiple world champion in the 3000 m, 5000 m and combined. She began her professional sports career on a frozen pond due to a lack of athletic facilities.

The illustrated project Czech Heroines was inspired by the centenary of voting rights for Czech women and the 200th anniversary of the birth of the prominent Czech writer Božena Němcová. It is a joint project by the Czech Centres, the Faculty of Design and Art at the University of West Bohemia and Radio Prague International.