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Paul Nihill, Addiscombe’s Olympic hero, has died aged 81

Paul Nihill, a Croydon Olympic hero, has died. He was 81. Living in a nursing home in Kent, Nihill had fallen ill with coronavirus. Nihill won the silver medal in the 50km walk at the 1964 Tokyo Olympics, on his … Continue reading

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Olympic medallist Nihill to be honoured in Addiscombe

Paul Nihill, probably Croydon’s greatest ever Olympic competitor, is to get a road named after him in Addiscombe tomorrow. The road-naming ceremony will coincide with the event in which Nihill made his name, the 50-kilometre walk, taking place at the … Continue reading

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