Khan won gold at 1928 Amsterdam Olympics

Updated: April 21, 2005, 12:18 PM ET
Associated Press

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan -- The oldest Olympic gold medalist and one of Pakistan's most famous field hockey players died Thursday. He was 100.

Feroze Khan won a gold medal at the 1928 Amsterdam Olympics while representing India. He migrated to Pakistan a few years after independence from Britain in 1947.

Khan celebrated his 100th birthday last year and was recognized by the International Olympic Committee as the oldest known living Olympic gold medal winner.

Khan's son, Farooq Feroze, said his father didn't have "any medical problems and died peacefully" in the southern city of Karachi.

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