Breaking: Sir Durward Knowles dies at 100

Breaking: Sir Durward Knowles dies at 100
Sir Durward Knowles. (PHOTO: MATTHEW CROMWELL)

The first Bahamian to win an Olympic medal and the first to win Olympic gold, Sir Durward Knowles passed away today at 100.

Sir Durward won Star Class bronze sailing in the 1964 Olympics in Tokyo, Japan, and competed in eight Olympics for The Bahamas- the most among any Bahamian in history.

Sir Durward was 70-years-old when he competed in the Olympics for the final time in Seoul, South Korea in 1988.

Along with being an Olympian, Sir Durward was also a world champion in the Star Class, and a former Pan American Games champion in the Star Class.

Up until the time of his death, Sir Durward was the oldest living Olympic champion.