US swimming great Anthony Ervin Delhi Half Marathon event ambassador

This will be Anthony Ervin's first visit to India. He has the distinction of being the youngest and oldest medal winner in men's 50m freestyle at Olympics.

By: PTI | New Delhi | Published: October 12, 2017 1:14 am
delhi half marathon, delhi marathon, Anthony Ervin, sports news, indian express Denis Ervin has the distinction of being the youngest and oldest medal winner in men’s 50m freestyle at Olympics. (Source: Reuters)

Four-time Olympic medallist swimmer Anthony Ervin was today named event ambassador of the 10th Airtel Delhi Half Marathon scheduled on November 19 here.

Ervin has the distinction of being the youngest and oldest medal winner in men’s 50m freestyle at Olympics. He won the 50 metre freestyle gold medal at the 2016 Rio Olympics 16 years after he won his first gold medal in the same event at the 2000 Sydney Olympics.

At 35, this feat made Ervin the oldest individual Olympic gold medal winner in swimming and took away the record from the iconic Michael Phelps.

This will be Ervin’s first visit to India

“I am honoured to be a part of the Airtel Delhi Half Marathon 2017 as the event ambassador. I look forward to experiencing the excitement and energy first hand and also to engage the runners and motivate them,” the American swim legend said.

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