Hana Mašková (September 26, 1949 – March 31, 1972) was a figure skater who competed for Czechoslovakia.
As a child, Hana spent her days on the ice at the Štvanice Stadium. Reputable coach Karel Glogar noticed the talent in this little girl. Glogar also had been instrumental in the beginning of the career of Ája Vrzáňová, two-time World champion. Hana's next coach was Jaroslav Sadílek and, finally, in 1963, Míla Nováková became her coach.
Hana's career started in the European Figure Skating Championships in Budapest in 1963. The next year, she competed in the World Figure Skating Championships in Dortmund. As a fifteen year old, she represented Czechoslovakia at the 1964 Winter Olympics in Innsbruck and placed 15th.
In 1967, Hana won the silver medal at the European Championships in Ljubljana, Yugoslavia, finishing second to Gabriele Seyfert from East Germany. One year later, Hana won the gold medal in Västerås, Sweden. Hana won the bronze medal behind Peggy Fleming from the USA, and Gabriele Seyfert at the 1968 Winter Olympics in Grenoble. She is the only Czech woman to win an Olympic medal in figure skating.
Ája Vrzáňová invited her to join a professional revue, but Hana competed one more year. She won the silver medal at the European Championships in 1969 in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, West Germany. Gabriele Seyfert won the gold medal. She withdrew from the World Championships later that year.
In 1969 she left amateur figure skating and she skated in the professional revue Holiday on Ice.
On March 31, 1972 Hana was killed in a car crash near the French town Vouvray. Her tomb is at the Vyšehrad cemetery in Prague, decorated by a winged female torso made by Jan Štursa.
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