CZECHOSLOVAKIA'S GOLDEN GYMNAST GIRL, VERA CASLAVSKA, MADE OLYMPIC HISTORY ON FRIDAY (OCTOBER 25) WHEN SHE WON HER FOURTH GOLD MEDAL FOR THE GAMES.
MISS CASLAVSKA PERFORMING; SCORE; CROWD APPLAUDS; TWO WINNERS RECEIVE GOLD MEDALS.
Z.Voronina (USSR) in women's floor exercises
Natasha Kuchinskaya (57, USSR) in floor exercises
Vera Caslavska (49, CSSR) in floor exercises
Victory ceremony showing Natasha and Vera on dais together as both national anthems played.
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Background: CZECHOSLOVAKIA'S GOLDEN GYMNAST GIRL, VERA CASLAVSKA, MADE OLYMPIC HISTORY ON FRIDAY (OCTOBER 25) WHEN SHE WON HER FOURTH GOLD MEDAL FOR THE GAMES. THE POPULAR 26-YEAR-OLD GYMNAST CLIMAXED A VERY SUCCESSFUL OLYMPIC APPEARANCE WHEN SHE TIED FOR FIRST PLACE WITH LARISSA PETRIK, OF THE SOVIET UNION, IN THE FINAL OF THE FLOOR EXERCISE.
THE CZECH CHAMPION WON THREE OF HER GOLD MEDALS IN FRIDAY NIGHT'S EVENTS. HER PERFORMANCE IN THE FLOOR EXERCISE, IN WHICH SHE SAID SHE FOUND THE MEXICAN MUSIC A SOURCE OF INSPIRATION, HAD THE SPECTATORS SHOWERING APPLAUSE ON HER.
THE PUBLIC'S ENTHUSIASM FOR HER CONTINUED YESTERDAY, WHEN SHE MARRIED CZECH ATHLETE JOSEF ODLOZIL, IN MEXICO CITY'S CATHEDRAL, AFTER A CEREMONY AT THE CZECH AMBASSADOR'S HOME.
MISS CASLAVSKA IS EXPECTED TO LEAVE WITH HER HUSBAND FOR CZECHOSLOVAKIA ON TUESDAY.
Film shows the remarkable gymnastics performances by Czech champion Vera Caslavska and her Soviet rival Natasha Kuchinskaya in the floor exercise final tonight. The result was an unprecedented tie, which is even more remarkable in as much that scores are in one-hundredths of points. Earlier Caslavska won two other gold medals and a silver to add to her Tokyo hoard.