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Eva Bosáková
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Bosáková at the 1960 Olympic Games

Country represented

Flag of the Czech Republic.png Czechoslovakia

Born

Eva Věchtová
18 December 1931
Mladá Boleslav, Czechoslovakia

Died

10 November 1991 (age 59)

Current status

Deceased

Eva Bosáková-Hlaváčková, née Věchtová (18 December 1931 in Mladá Boleslav - 10 November 1991 in Prague) was a Czech gymnast whose career spanned at least from the 1954 World Championships to the 1962 World Championships. Her father was also a gymnast for the Czech national team at the 1936 Berlin Olympics.

She and Věra Čáslavská led the Czech women's gymnastics team to three successive World/Olympic Silver Medals in a row (1958 Worlds - 1960 Olympics - 1962 Worlds), establishing their nation as the foremost challengers to the dominant Soviet women's team during that era.

On balance beam, where she is credited for being the first woman gymnast to compete a cartwheel (at the 1956 Olympics), she was World (1962) and Olympic (1960) champion, and she was good enough on all four events combined to become All-Around Silver Medalist at two consecutive World Championships (1958, 1962).

After her competitive career was over, she became a member of the Czechoslovak Song and Dance Ensemble and later became a coach in her home country.

Medal Count

Year Event TF AA VT UB BB FX
1954 Rome World Championships 3rd 2nd 2nd 2nd
1956 Melbourne Olympic Games 2nd
1957 Bucharest European Championships 3rd 3rd
1958 Moscow World Championships 2nd 2nd 2nd 2nd
1960 Rome Olympic Games 2nd 1st
1962 Prague World Championships 2nd 2nd 1st


Olympic Balance Beam Champions
Nina BocharovaAgnes KeletiEva BosákováVěra ČáslavskáNatalia KuchinskayaOlga KorbutNadia ComăneciEcaterina Szabo | Simona PăucăDaniela SilivaşTatiana LysenkoShannon MillerLiu XuanCătălina PonorShawn JohnsonDeng LinlinSanne WeversGuan Chenchen


World Balance Beam Champions
Vlasta DěkanováHelena RakoczyTanaka KeikoLarisa LatyninaEva BosákováNatalia KuchinskayaErika ZucholdNellie KimLudmilla TourischevaNadia ComăneciVera CernaMaxi GnauckOlga MostepanovaDaniela SilivaşAurelia DobreDaniela SilivaşSvetlana BoginskayaKim ZmeskalLavinia MiloşoviciShannon MillerMo HuilanDina KochetkovaGina GogeanLing JieAndreea RăducanAshley PostellFan YeNastia LiukinIryna KrasnianskaNastia LiukinDeng LinlinAna PorgrasSui LuAliya MustafinaSimone BilesPauline SchaeferLiu TingtingSimone Biles


World Floor Exercise Champions
Matylda Pálfyová • Helena RakoczyTamara ManinaEva BosákováLarisa LatyninaNatalia KuchinskayaLudmilla TourischevaNellie Kim | Elena MukhinaEmilia EberleNatalia IlienkoEcaterina SzaboOksana OmelianchikDaniela Silivaş | Elena ShushunovaDaniela Silivaş | Svetlana BoginskayaCristina BontaşKim ZmeskalShannon MillerDina KochetkovaGina GogeanGina Gogean | Kui YuanyuanGina GogeanAndreea RăducanElena GómezDaiane Dos SantosAlicia SacramoneCheng FeiShawn JohnsonBeth TweddleLauren MitchellKsenia AfanasyevaSimone BilesMurakami MaiSimone Biles
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