Durward Knowles

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Sir Durward Randolph Knowles (2 November 1917 – 24 February 2018) was a Bahamian sailor and Olympic champion. He won the gold medal in the Star class at the 1964 Summer Olympics in Tokyo, together with Cecil Cooke.[1][2] He won the bronze medal in the same class at the 1956 Summer Olympics in Melbourne.[3]

From 2016 to 2018, he was the oldest living Olympic champion.[4] He turned 100 in November 2017[5] and died on 24 February 2018 of kidney failure.[6][7]

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  1. "Olympic Games Medallists – Sailing" gbrathletics (Retrieved on 1 June 2008)
  2. "1964 Summer Olympics – Tokyo, Japan – Sailing" Archived 21 February 2007 at the Wayback Machine databaseOlympics.com (Retrieved on 1 June 2008)
  3. "1956 Summer Olympics – Melbourne, Australia – Sailing" Archived 27 August 2007 at the Wayback Machine databaseOlympics.com (Retrieved on 1 June 2008)
  4. "World's oldest Olympic champion dies aged 102". www.insidethegames.biz.
  5. https://thenassauguardian.com/2017/11/02/sir-durward-turns-100/
  6. https://thenassauguardian.com/2018/02/24/breaking-sir-durward-knowles-dies/
  7. "Eight Bells: Sir Durward Knowles >> Scuttlebutt Sailing News". Scuttlebutt Sailing News. 25 February 2018.