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Caslavska the courageous, whose Mexico Games protest took its place in a proud history

Caslavska the courageous, whose Mexico Games protest took its place in a proud history

The gymnastics career of Vera Caslavska, the seven-time Olympic champion who died this week aged 74, will live on in history. But above and beyond her sporting achievement is the memory of how she effectively ended that career at the 1968 Mexico Games with a podium protest against the Soviet Union, whose forces had invaded her homeland of Czechoslovakia two months earlier.