Baku. 6 May. REPORT.AZ/ Swimming legend Adolph Kiefer, who had been the oldest living U.S. Olympic gold medalist in any sport, died on Friday at his home in Illinois at age 98, the International Swimming Hall of Fame said.
Report informs citing the Reuters, Kiefer won the 100-meter backstroke at the 1936 Berlin Olympics as a 17 year old in an Olympic record time that stood for 20 years.
Kiefer was the first man to break one minute in the 100-yard backstroke as a high schooler in Illinois. In the final swim, the American showed a result of 1 minute and 5.9 seconds, setting a record for the Olympics, which lasted 20 years.