Vera Caslavska: a female artistic gymnast from Czechoslovakia who competed in 3 consecutive Olympics. She has the most gold medals for gymnastics in history. She was a woman who ate steak and potatoes, not an anorexic girl. Her routines focused on grace and form, not power. She is one of my heroes because she stood up to the USSR in her own quiet way and was severely punished for it. She had a tragic personal life, but emerged to become an ambassador for peace. I admire her.