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Jarmila Kratochvílová

Medal record
Women's athletics
Representing  Czechoslovakia
Olympic Games
Silver 1980 Moscow 400 m
World Championships
Gold 1983 Helsinki 400 m
Gold 1983 Helsinki 800 m
Silver 1983 Helsinki 4x400 m relay
European Championships
Silver 1982 Athens 400 m
Silver 1982 Athens 4x400 m relay
European Indoor Championships
Gold 1981 Grenoble 400 m
Gold 1982 Milan 400 m
Gold 1983 Budapest 400 m
Gold 1984 Gothenburg 200 m

Jarmila Kratochvílová ( born 26 January 1951, in Golčův Jeníkov) is a Czech former track and field athlete. She won the 400 metres and 800 metres at the 1983 World Championships, setting a world record in the 400 m.

In 1983, she set the world record for the 800 metres, which still stands and is currently the longest-standing individual world record in athletics. Only two athletes, Pamela Jelimo of Kenya (2008), and Caster Semenya of South Africa (2018), have come within a second of Kratochvílová's mark since it was set.

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