“Sport taught me to value success.”
Zdena Komrsková was born in 1957 in Vsetín. She spent her childhood in Valašské Meziříčí. She was a very lively child, in 1966 her mother decided to enroll her in an artistic gymnastics club lead by Miloš Bortel. Her couch was in all respect severe and strict with himself as well as with the children he trained. Thanks to him, Zdena Komrsková celebrated her first successes at the Czechoslovak championship and at the European Championship in Tallin in 1971. She was a member of the Czechoslovak national team at the 1972 Munich Summer Olympics, taking fifth place in the all-around team contest and twenty-seventh place in an all-around individual race. Altogether she had won five national championships. Later she was coached by Slávek and Vítek Matlochovi and Věra Čáslavská. In 1975 following a knee injury she had to end her active career. She then graduated from the Faculty of Physical Education and Sport, Charles University in Prague and worked as an educator in Klatovy and Roudnice nad Labem. By the end of the 1980’s, she and her husband Jan took jobs in a newly-created gymnastic center in Zlín. Zdena Komrsková and her husband had raised three daughters - Lucie, Jana, and Aneta. All of them became active sportswomen in gymnastics and athletics. Jana represented the Czech Republic at the Sydney and Athens Olympics. In 2013, Zdena and her husband founded a Sports Academy for Children in Zlín.