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Last Updated: Thursday, 21 April, 2005, 12:46 GMT 13:46 UK
Oldest Olympic medallist dies
The world's oldest Olympic medallist, Pakistani field hockey player Feroze Khan, has died at the age of 100.

Khan, a gifted inside right and centre forward, won gold with pre-independence India at the 1928 Olympics in Holland.

Born in Jalandhar, India, he started playing hockey using a tree branch.

He left the game after having a "fall out" with Indian selectors and moved to Pakistan in the 1950s, where he worked as a coach and national selector.

Khan celebrated his 100th birthday on 9 September last year and was recognised as the oldest-known living Olympic medal winner by the International Olympic Committee (IOC).

He took the title after James Rockefeller, a US rowing gold medallist at Paris in 1924, died in early 2004.


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