An Amazing Day
Emil Zatopek

Watching Emil Zatopek

"I had only just started my first job and with my first pay packet, I did something that felt very adventurous.

Instead of saving for rent and other bills, I bought three tickets for the games - one for my mother, one for my younger brother and one for myself. We had an amazing day, the highlight being Emil Zatopek from Czechoslovakia winning the 10,000 metres and the whole stadium rising to their feet and shouting ZAT-O-PEK, ZAT-O-PEK.

A day I'll never forget."

Contributed by Mrs Celia Capron

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