AUSTRALIA'S GREAT: The country's oldest Olympian has passed away aged 95.
AUSTRALIA'S GREAT: The country's oldest Olympian has passed away aged 95.

Australia's oldest Olympian, Forbes Carlile, dies at 95

AUSTRALIA'S oldest Olympian, Forbes Carlile, has died at the age of 95.

Mr Carlile represented Australia in modern pentathlon at the 1952 Helsinki Games, coming 25th.

He was best-known as a pioneering swimming coach, having first coached Australia at the 1948 Games in London.

A number of top Australian swimmers emerged under his tutelage, including three-times Olympic champion Shane Gould, Helsinki 100m breaststroke champion John Davies and Tokyo 200m breaststroke gold medallist Ian O'Brien.


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