October 15, 2018

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World’s oldest surviving Olympian dies at 103

World’s oldest surviving Olympian dies at 103

Guo Jie, a former Chinese discus thrower who was the world’s oldest surviving Olympian, had died. He was 103.

The official Xinhua News Agency said Guo died Sunday. Guo represented China in the discus at the 1936 Olympics in Berlin after setting a national record the year before. At the Berlin Games, he produced a personal best throw of 41.13 meters (135 feet, 6 inches) but failed to make the final. Read more

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