World’s oldest living Olympic medalist

Published on September 1st, 2020

Swedish runner Folke Alnevik, who was the world’s oldest living Olympic medalist, has passed away at the age of 100. Alnevik was part of the 4×400 meters relay team that took bronze for Sweden at the London 1948 Olympics. He became the oldest living Olympic medalist in February 2018 after the passing of Bahamian Olympic sailing champion Sir Durward Knowles, who died at 100 years old too. The United States’ John Russell, also 100, is now thought to be the oldest living Olympic medalist. Russell won equestrian bronze at the Helsinki 1952 Olympics. Full report.

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