• Kyodo


Two-time Olympic gold medalist Tommy Kono died Sunday in Honolulu due to complications from liver disease, the U.S. Olympic Committee said. He was 85.

Kono won gold medals at the Olympics in Helsinki in 1952, and Melbourne in 1956, and captured six World Championship titles. He set 26 world, seven Olympic and eight Pan American Games records during his career through 1964.

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