Oldest surviving Olympian Guo Jie dies at 103

Monday November 16th, 2015

Chinese discus thrower Guo Jie, the world's oldest surviving Olympian, died at the age of 103, the Associated Press and International Association of Athletics Federation announced.

Jie qualified for the 1936 Olympics in Berlin by setting a national record of 41.07m. He threw a personal best of 41.13 but failed to reach the final. 

Jie ​carried the Olympic torch through the streets of Xi’an ahead of the 2008 Olympics in Beijing. 

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Swedish diver Ingeborg Sjöqvist (born on April 19, 1912) is now the oldest living Olympian at 103 years old. She competed at the 1932 Summer Games in Los Angeles and 1936 Olympics in Berlin. Hungarian water polo player Sándor Tarics is the oldest medalist at 102 with a gold medal from the 1936 Olympics' water polo team competition.

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