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Bill Roycroft

Olympic medal record

Gold 1960 Rome Team Three-day eventing
Bronze 1968 Mexico City Team Three-day eventing
Bronze 1976 Montreal Team Three-day eventing

James William "Bill" George Roycroft OBE (born 17 March 1915) is a former Olympic equestrian champion who competed for Australia in five consecutive Summer Olympic Games: 1960, 1964, 1968, 1972 and 1976. As of 14 February 2008 Roycroft is Australia's oldest surviving Olympian.[1]

He was born in Flowerdale, Victoria. Although seriously injured during the 1960 Olympics in Rome, he left his hospital bed to compete in Show Jumping, which was the final event. He rode a flawless round, and Australia won the Gold Medal. He was one of the eight flag-bearers of the Olympic Flag at the opening ceremony of the 2000 Summer Olympics in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia.


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