Feroze Khan (field hockey)

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Olympic medal record
Competitor for  India
Men’s Field Hockey
Gold 1928 Amsterdam Field Hockey

Feroze Khan (Urdu: فیروز خان) (September 9, 1904 – April 21, 2005) was, at the time of his death, the world's oldest Olympic gold medal winner, following the death of U.S. athlete James Rockefeller in 2004. He was part of British India's Olympic hockey team at the 1928 Summer Olympics in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, who won the gold medal for the event.[1] After his death, Roger Beaufrand of France became the oldest living Olympic gold medal winner.[2]

Although the eldest of his seven siblings he lived to be older than all but his youngest brother. His son Farooq Feroze Khan, followed a career in the Air Force and became the only PAF officer ever to serve as Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee, Pakistan's senior military appointment.

In his later years, he moved to Pakistan, and lived in Karachi where he served as a well-respected coach. He died of natural causes at the age of 100.[1]

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  1. ^ a b "World's oldest Olympian Feroze Khan passes away". Daily Times. Retrieved April 22, 2005. 
  2. ^ Olympic Newsletter

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