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Oldest living champ honoured

2012-08-01 21:02
Harrison Dillard. (AFP)
London - Harrison Dillard is back in London.

Dillard, the oldest living 100m Olympic champion, returned to the British capital for the games, only this time not as a lanky kid from Cleveland who came out of nowhere to win the gold in 1948.

Britain's Foreign Office honoured the 89-year-old American in London on Wednesday and allowed Dillard to hold the 1948 Olympic torch again.

Dillard botched the hurdles in 1948 but came back to win in the dash.

Dillard is the only male so far to win Olympic titles in both sprinting and hurdling events

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