Florence Storch, who won javelin medal at age 101 has passed away on October 21, 2015.
Florence Storch was a Canadian supercentenarian sportswoman.
She continued competing even after her 100th birthday, although she had to grip a walker with one hand while throwing the javelin with the other.
At the 2014 Games held near Edmonton, a 101-year-old Florence Storch captured a silver medal.
She was one of only two women in the over-85 age category that year and was bested by a more mobile 87-year-old.
Surrounded by news cameras, the white-haired wonder said she didn’t want a big fuss and was just happy to be out on the field.
Storch was a teacher in a rural schoolhouse, where she often participated in sports with her students, and later became a farm wife and raised three boys.
Before competing in the 2014 games, Florence said she was going for gold.
She took home a silver medal for Alberta in the javelin event, but walked away with her head held high.
Florence died at age 102 in October 2015.