The oldest Olympic champion from the USA Kiefer died at the age of 98 years
Adolph Kiefer won gold Olympic games 1936 in the backstroke.
MOSCOW, may 6. /TASS/. The champion of the Olympic games of 1936 in swimming, the American Adolph Kiefer died at the age of 98 years, he was the oldest owner of a gold Olympic medals, who was born in the United States. On it informs Agency Reuters.
Keefer died at his home in Illinois a month before his 99th birthday.
The Chicago native became the champion of the Games in 1936 in Berlin in the 100m backstroke. At the time of winning he was 18 years old
In the final he showed the result 1 minute 5.9 seconds and set a new record of Olympiads, which lasted 20 years.
In 1965, Kiefer was introduced at the international hall of fame swimming, he worked in the sports Council under three US presidents. After a career in sport was instructor in the service of the United States Navy. Kiefer is the founder of a company manufacturing accessories for sailing and sports clothes (“Adolph Kiefer & Co”), which was the supplier of apparel for the US national team in several Competitions.