DoubleRBar wrote:I'm not sure, but Evelyn might still be alive today. She would be getting pretty close to 100. Would be great to see her reach 100.
Alive as of April 2013 - almost certainly still alive as my Olympic stats group has not heard of her death since then and this would be reported.
Evelyn Furtsch is:
1. The second-oldest living gold medalist (and medalist of any colour), behind Sándor Tarics of Hungary (born September 23, 1913, gold medal in water polo at the 1936 Summer Games)
2. The fifth-oldest female Olympian, behind Ingeborg Sjöqvist of Sweden, Simone Schaller of the United States, Yvonne Van Bets of Belgium (although some sources have her born in 1928), and Thérèse Blondeau of France.
3. The second-oldest female T&F athlete, behind Schaller
4. The third-oldest T&F athlete overall, behind Guo Jie of China and Schaller
5. The third-oldest U.S. Olympian, behind Walter Walsh and Schaller
6. The eleventh-oldest Olympian worldwide, behind Walsh, Hans Erni of Switzerland (an art competitor), Guo, Sjöqvist, Schaller, Eduard von Falz-Fein of Lichtenstein, Ettore Perego of Italy, Tarics, van Bets, and Blondeau.