Oldest Olympic relay torchbearer dies at 102

Alexander Kaptarenko

Alexander Kaptarenko, who became the oldest Olympic relay torchbearer last December, died Saturday morning, according to Russian media reports.

Kaptarenko carried a Sochi Olympic torch in Novosibirsk for 200 meters on Dec. 7. He trained for the honor by carrying a frozen salmon.

Kaptarenko, born in St. Petersburg, Russia, in 1912, competed in table tennis for decades, most recently at a European veterans championship in 2012.

The oldest 2012 Olympic relay member was Dinah Gould, who was 100.

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