Oldest living Olympic champion to turn 100

Hungarian-Israeli retired Olympic and world champion artistic gymnast Agnes Keleti.

In this file photo taken on November 11, 2020, Hungarian-Israeli retired Olympic and world champion artistic gymnast Agnes Keleti shows her first gold medal (right) won during the Olympic Games in Helsinki and her second one (left) won in Melbourne as she poses for photos in her apartment in Budapest. 

Photo credit: Attila Kibenedek | AFP

What you need to know:

  • Keleti's life story, including Olympic glory and Holocaust escape, reads like a gripping Hollywood film script.
  • Born in 1921, she won 10 gymnastics medals in all, most won after she turned 30 and was competing against gymnasts half her age, including five golds in Helsinki (1952) and Melbourne (1956).

Budapest, Hungary

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