Czech and Slovak Gymnastics Federations celebrate 100 Anniversary of Czechoslovakia

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Czech and Slovak Gymnastics Federations celebrate 100 Anniversary of Czechoslovakia

October 10, 2018

Together in Czechoslovakia, together with gymnastics!

The state of Czechoslovakia was founded on 28 October 1918. Even though the split into 2 separate states occured on 1 January 1993, their connection and cooperation remain very strong and they celebrated 100 years together in Bratislava (SVK) on 6 October.

On this occasion current and former stars (re)united. The oldest participant was Zdeněk Růžička, 93 years old, who won 2 bronze medals at the 1948 Olympic Games! At the Gala Programme,  gymnastics stars from the golden era of Czechoslovakian gymnastics participated – together 6 medallist from Olympic Games with 9 medals and 4 World Champions: Anna Marejková-Krausová, 85 years old, bronze medallist from the 1954 World Championships and 4th at the 1956 Olympic Games, Gold team members from the 1966 World Championships in Dortmund Bohumila Řešátková-Řimnáčová, Jindra Košťálová, Jaroslava Sedláčková – Šímová and Marianna Krajčírová Némethová and Adolfina Tačová-Tkačíková, member of silver team from the 1964 Olympic Games and many more like Jiří Tabák and Věra Černá.

The FIG was represented by Jurij Titov, honorary president and for UEG Honorary President Georges Guelzec attended.

The Gala programme was opened by Jan Novak, President of the Slovak Gymnastics Federation together with Roman Slavík, President of the Czech Gymnastics Federation.