From Inside the Games
Olympic race walking medallist Paul Nihill has died at the age of 81 after falling ill with COVID-19.
A four-time Olympian, the Briton won a silver medal in the 50 kilometres event at the Tokyo 1964 Olympics.
Italy’s Abdon Pamich finished 19 seconds ahead of Nihill, setting a new Olympic record.
A European champion over 20km in 1969, Nihill is one of Britain’s greatest race walkers.
In July 1972 he set a world record in the 20km, but could only finish sixth at that year’s Olympics.
Nihill was the first male British track and field athlete to compete in four Olympic Games – Tokyo 1964, Mexico 1968, Munich 1972 and Athens 1976.
He passed away on December 15 at Medway Maritime Hospital, KentOnline reported.