Jarmila Kratochvílová facts for kids
|Silver||1980 Moscow||400 m|
|Gold||1983 Helsinki||400 m|
|Gold||1983 Helsinki||800 m|
|Silver||1983 Helsinki||4x400 m relay|
|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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