It is with deep sadness that I learned of the passing of Herb Douglas, the oldest living U.S. Olympic medalist, who won bronze in the long jump at the 1948 Summer Games in London. Herb was an exceptional athlete, a trailblazer, and an inspiration to countless individuals.
Beyond his Olympic achievements, Herb was a champion for others, opening doors of opportunity and helping people pursue success. His remarkable life and legacy will continue to inspire future generations of athletes and community leaders.
My thoughts are with his family, friends, and all who were touched by his incredible spirit. Rest in peace, Herb. Your impact and contributions will never be forgotten.
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Official blog of author, athlete, and IOC official, Ms. Anita DeFrantz.