Oldest Olympic champion Sandor Tarics dies

Posted on:23 May 2016 09:28:36

Oldest Olympic champion Sandor Tarics dies
23 May 2016 Current Affairs GK: The world's oldest Olympic champion, Sandor Tarics, died on 21 May 2016 in San Francisco. He was 102. His death was confirmed by Hungarian Olympic Committee MOB.

Tarics was member of the Hungarian Waterpolo team which won in the Berlin Olympics staged by the Nazi government in 1936, pushing Germany into second place.

Sandor Tarics :  A keen mathematician and an engineer by profession, he left Hungary after the Communist Party takeover in 1948 and settled in San Francisco where he worked as a university professor. He achieved fame in US for his work in earthquake research and in particular his design of earthquake-proof building technologies. A recipient of official honours in both the US and Hungary, he also served for a period as the UN's Earthquake Advisor. At the age of over 100, Tarics still drove his car with California license plate Gold36. In 2012, he attended the London Olympics as the oldest living champion.Tarics was born in 1913 in Budapest, Hungary.

 

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