In honor of today's 5k:50 stunning Olympic moments No 41: Emil Zatopek the triple-gold winner
I was going to cut and paste something out of this but there are so many great stories in one short article I don't know what to choose. Maybe this:
Also on the Czech team in London was the javelin thrower Dana Ingrova, who finished seventh. She happened to be precisely Zatopek's age, both having been born on 19 September 1922. They knew each other already but the relationship blossomed in London, where they passed time playing a long-distance, high-stakes game of catch using her javelin. He bought two gold rings from a shop in Piccadilly Circus. "So, we were both born on the same day," he told her. "What if, by chance, we were also to get married on the same day?"