The Heroine of the Week Is Martina Sáblíková

  • 10. 09. 2020
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Speed skater, three-time winner of the Winter Olympics in 2010 (Vancouver) and 2014 (Sochi), multiple world champion in the 3000 m, 5000 m and combined. She began her professional sports career on a frozen pond due to a lack of athletic facilities.

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