Dana Zatopkova turns 90 today! | 19.09.2012
She is also known for being the wife of another legend, runner Emil Zatopek, who died in 2000 at the age of 78.
Celebrations began on Tuesday during the end of season awards ceremony at the Dukla Praha army sports club.
She arrived at the ministry of defence building in good spirits, and even presented Barbora Spotakova with a specially produced gold medals.
After the ceremony, she spoke to journalists about the ceremony, her health, and her hopes for the future: "The ceremony was beautiful, and I enjoyed meeting Jan Zelezny and Barbora Spotakova.
"I'd like to be around for some time yet, though maybe that's too much to ask after 90 wonderful years. I've had a very special life."
Ennis to continue with heptathlon till Rio 2016
Jessica Ennis's coach, Tony Minichiello, has said that he thinks Ennis will continue her career in the heptathlon, despite suggestions that she may turn her attentions to the 100m hurdles.
"I sat down with her before she went away and we had a discussion about the future," Minichiello told BBC Radio.
"I see no reason why she can't carry on with the heptathlon until Rio 2016 because she's not had many injuries.
"I think 7,000 points is something she wants and she's never won a Commonwealth Games – plus, there's the World Championships in Moscow next year."
Aucyna wins at Robert Emmiyan Cup
Darius Aucyna of Lithuania won the coveted long jump event at the Robert Emmiyan Cup International competitions in Artashat city on Sunday with a new meeting record of 8.11m.
Long jumpers from Armenia, Russia, Lithuania, Bulgaria, Slovakia, Czech Republic, Greece, France participated in the event organised on the name of European long jump record holder and President of the Armenian Athletic Federation Robert Emmiyan.
Russia's Pavel Shalin finished second with a leap of 8.01m while local boy Arsen Sargsyan claimed the third spot with a 7.96m jump.