Rights offering detail :
Feb. 7, 2023
Jaromír 99, Jan Novák
Children's: Graphic Novel
The story of an extraordinary woman – the great Czech gymnast Věra Čáslavská

Mexico City, a mental health asylum in Prague, world championships and communist state police investigation rooms: This comic book adaptation of the life of the extraordinary Věra Čáslavská takes its readers on a ride.

Čáslavská, the most successful Czech sportswoman of all time and once the second most famous woman on the planet, is a national symbol of courage. With seven gold medals and four silver ones, she ranks among the most memorable personalities in the history of the Olympic Games. Still, she faced several setbacks in life that nearly brought her to her knees. Strong as she was, her marriage was hell: Her husband was jealous of her fame, cheated on her constantly, and treated Čáslavská herself with aggression.

After the Soviet invasion of 1968, Čáslavská refused to withdraw her signature from the Two Thousand Words manifesto, which called for political reforms. The Olympic champion essentially opted to clean apartment buildings in accordance with the regime’s punishment for dissent. And that is by no means the end of her story… Věra Čáslavská was a strong, loyal person who never gave up the fight against lies.
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Germany (Salleck Publications)
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Veronika Chaloupkova
Argo Publishers
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