I said to myself, I was going to do gymnastics properly or not at all
Adolfína Tačová was born on April 19, 1939 in Petřkovice near Ostrava to a family of miner and housewife, as the third of four daughters. He is one of the key figures of the golden era of Czechoslovak gymnastics in the 1960s. She started practising the sport in 1954. All her life she practiced in the gym of T. J. Sokol in Moravská Ostrava 1, led by the coach named Miroslav Kojdecký. In 1959 she became an absolute champion of Czechoslovakia in gymnastic octathlon. At that time the world gymnastics was ruled by the Soviet Union and the Czechoslovak national team managed to get closer to it. The witness holds a silver medal in the multi-team competition at the Olympic Games in Rome 1960 and the Olympic Games in Tokyo in 1964. She is also a holder of a silver medal in team competition in multi-team in 1958 and 1962. After finishing sports carrier in 1967 she devoted herself to training activities in Ostrava and graduated from the Faculty of Physical Education and Sport of Charles University. At the beginning of the 1980s she worked as a coach of the Italian Gymnastics Team, then as an international referee. After the Velvet Revolution, she worked as secretary of the Moravian-Silesian County, where she dealt with the return of gymnasiums to the Sokolov community. Today (2019) she is honorary president of T. J. Sokol in Moravská Ostrava 1 and is still practicing gymnastics.