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World's Oldest Olympic Medal Winner Dies

The world's oldest Olympic medal winner, field hockey player Feroze Khan of Pakistan, has died. He was 100.

His son Farooq Feroze Khan said that the 1928 Olympian had died peacefully without illness in the southern port of Karachi.

A gifted forward, Khan was born near Jalandhar, India in 1904 and started playing hockey with a tree branch. He won a gold medal with pre-independence India in Amsterdam in 1928.

Khan left the game after a falling-out with Indian selectors and migrated to Pakistan in the 1950s, where he later served as a coach and a national selector.

Khan celebrated his 100th birthday last September and the International Olympic Committee recognized him as the oldest living Olympic medal winner.

Some information for this report provided by AFP and Reuters.