World’s oldest surviving Olympian dies, aged 103

The world’s oldest surviving Olympian has died, aged 103.

Chinese man Guo Jie, who represented China in the discus at the 1936 Berlin games, passed away on Sunday.

“The IAAF is saddened to hear that Guo Jie, who represented China in the discus at the 1936 Olympic Games, died on Sunday at the age of 103,” the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) said in a statement.


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“He had been the oldest surviving Olympian.

“Guo competed in several sports during his youth, but it was the discus in which he excelled.”

Guo carried the Olympic torch during the relay through Xi’an ahead of the 2008 Beijing Games.

PHOTO: Twiter / Guo Jie

PHOTO: Twiter / Guo Jie

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