Sun, Aug 30, 2015 - Page 12 News List

An Olympic summer to remember

Taiwan staged a protest during the 1960 Summer Olympics over its team name, but an Aboriginal athlete later claimed the first medal in the nation’s history

By Han Cheung  /  Staff Reporter

Kalimud competed in his last Olympics in 1964, finishing fifth. In later life, he trained athletes, dabbled in politics and ran a temple. In 1997, he and Johnson were both presented the Amateur Athletic Foundation’s Lifetime Achievement Award.

Kalimud died of a stroke in 2007.

Taiwan in Time, a column about Taiwan’s history that is published every Sunday, spotlights important or interesting events around the nation that have anniversaries this week.

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