Miloslava Rezkova

 

 

 

Age: 64

 

Summary: Czech high jumper who at the age of 18 had beat two better-known Russians to win a gold medal at the 1968 Olympics in Mexico City, setting off national pride in a country that had only recently been invaded by Soviet bloc troops.

 

 

Cause of Death: Cancer

 

Born: July 22, 1950

 

Died: October 19, 2014

 

Location: Prague, Czech Republic