Antonio Carattino

Oldest Olympians is saddened to learn that Italian sailor Antonio Carattino, born April 2, 1923, died July 3 at the age of 101. Carattino competed in three editions of the Olympic Games, finishing 9th in Dragon class in 1952, and 7th and 5th in the 5.5 metre class in 1956 and 1968 respectively. His entire life was spent on the open water as a sailor, and two of his older brothers, Domenico and Giuseppe, also competed in sailing at the Olympics, with the latter having lived to the age of 95.

(Giacomo Mosele)

At the time of his death, Carattino was the oldest living Italian Olympian, oldest living Olympic sailor, and oldest survivor of the 1968 Mexico City Games. The new oldest living Italian Olympian is Giacomo Mosele, born July 30, 1925, who finished 34th in the 18 kilometers cross-country skiing event at the 1952 Oslo Games. The new oldest living Olympic sailor is Freddy Ehrström, born August 29, 1925, who was 14th in the Star class at the 1960 Rome Games and is also the oldest living Finnish Olympian. Finally, the new oldest survivor of the 1968 Mexico City Olympics is Domini Lawrence, born May 8, 1925, who took part in the equestrian dressage tournament in 1968 and 1972. She is also the oldest survivor of the 1972 Games and the oldest living British Olympian.

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