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OLYMPIC REVIEW79OBITUARIESSAMUELWANJIRUBeijing 2008 marathon championSamuel Wanjiru, from Kenya, hasdied at the age of 24. Wanjiru - who also won the 2009 LondonMarathon and the Chicago Marathonin 2009 and 2010 - passed away inMay in Nyahururu, Kenya. His victoryat the 2008 Beijing Games - in a new Olympic record time - wasKenya's first Olympic gold medal in the marathon.MIKA MYLLYLÄFormer Olympic champion MikaMyllylä passed away in July, aged41. Myllylä won a gold and twobronze medals at the NaganoGames in 1998 and one silver andtwo bronze medals at theLillehammer Games in 1994. Myllyläalso won nine world championshipmedals in Nordic skiing and won 10World Cups. After his sports career,he became a technical delegate forthe International Ski Federation.KARL FREIFormer gymnast Karl Frei passedaway in June, aged 94. He had been Switzerland's oldest Olympicchampion, having won a gold medalon the rings at the 1948 Games inLondon. He was a member of thepost-war Swiss "Dream Team", withWalter Lehmann, Josef Stalder,Christian Kipfer and Michael Reusch.ROMUALDKLIMRomuald Klim has died at the age of78. Klim, who was born in Khvoevo,Belarus, won two Olympic medals inthe hammer throw for the formerSoviet Union, including gold at the1964 Games in Tokyo. He also wonsilver at the 1968 Games in MexicoCity and was crowned Europeanchampion in 1966. He also held theworld record after throwing 74.52mat an athletics meeting in Budapest,Hungary, on 15 June 1969.Jeret Peterson, who won silver in the men's aerials inVancouver in 2010, has died aged 29. Nicknamed"Speedy" as a child due to a helmet he wore that wasreminiscent of the cartoon character Speed Racer,Peterson was known for his trademark "Hurricane"jump -one of the most difficult manoeuvres in thesport. Peterson also won seven times on the World Cup circuit - including the World Aerials title in 2005 -and was a three-time American champion.JERETPETERSONAMERICAN FREESTYLE SKIER WHOWON SILVER IN VANCOUVER IN 2010James William (Bill) Roycroft has died at the age of96. He was Australia's oldest surviving Olympian andcompeted in five successive Games from 1960 to1976. Roycroft famously helped the Australian teamwin gold for Three-Day Eventing in Rome in 1960. Hesuccessfully completed the cross-country despitehaving been knocked unconscious when his horse fellduring the race. The following day, he overcame hisinjuries to join his team-mates in the final segment,show-jumping, and secure victory. Roycroft later won a bronze medal in the sameevent in both Mexico City in 1968 and Montreal in1976, when, aged 61, he became Australia's oldestOlympic medallist. He was also one of the eight flag-bearers of the Olympic Flag at the Opening Ceremonyof the 2000 Games in Sydney.JAMESWILLIAM ROYCROFTAUSTRALIAN OLYMPIC GOLD MEDALLIST IN EQUESTRIANBelowRoycroftcompeted in five successiveOlympic Games