Felix Sienra is dead. The oldest surviving participant in the Olympic Games and probably the only surviving witness to the World Cup final in Montevideo in 1930 has died at the age of 107.
“He took off the captain’s armband and got out of the boat,” Magdalena Sienra told Welt.de. Her father was fine and there were no signs of death. He just fell asleep peacefully on Monday.
Sailor Sienra represented Uruguay in the Firefly class at the 1948 Olympic Games in London. After Sienra’s death, German eventing rider Willy Büsing became the oldest living Olympian in history. Büsing turns 102 on March 2nd.
The passionate sailor Sienra represented Uruguay in the Firefly class at the 1948 Olympic Games in London.