Two-time Olympic gold medalist dies of cancer
SAN FRANCISCO -- Bob Mathias, a two-time Olympic champion in the decathlon and former U.S. congressman, died Saturday. He was 75.
The U.S. Olympic Committee said in a statement that Mathias died in his home in Fresno, Calif. His brother said the cause was cancer.
Bob Mathias became the youngest Olympic gold medalist in a track
and field event in 1948 in London, when he won the decathlon at 17.
It was only his third decathlon competition, having qualified for
the Olympics by ...
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