Hungarian Olympic javelin champion dies

Hungarian Olympic javelin champion Angela Nemeth, who was only 22 when she won gold in Mexico in 1968, has died after a long illness.

Hungarian Angela Nemeth, the 1968 Olympic javelin champion, has died at the age of 68 after a long illness, her family told the Hungarian MTI news agency on Tuesday.

Nemeth was just 22 when she won the gold medal in Mexico with a throw of 60.36 metres.

A year later, she added the European title in Athens.

Her first love, however, was basketball in which she was a Hungarian international.

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