Barbora Špotáková


Javelin thrower.

Source: Czech Centres / FDULS

Javelin thrower, three-time World Champion who won the Summer Olympics in 2008 (Beijing) and 2012 (London). Since 2008 she has held the world record of 72.28 meters.

The illustrated project Czech Heroines was inspired by the centenary of voting rights for Czech women and the 200th anniversary of the birth of the prominent Czech writer Božena Němcová. It is a joint project by the Czech Centres, the Faculty of Design and Art at the University of West Bohemia and Radio Prague International.