Bill Roycroft dies.

Discussion in 'News Items' started by Wendy, May 30, 2011.

  1. Wendy

    Wendy Well-known Member

    Ex Olympian, Bill Roycroft has died aged 96. He competed in the Rome Olympics when in his sixties, I think. I remember he was injured and signed himself out of hospital to help Australia win a gold medal.

    Tough old guy.

    R. I. P.
  2. cupcake

    cupcake Well-known Member

    Just saw it on the news.

    Seems he lived a very intersting life and has a real passion for riding. One of our oldest olympians alive, sad loss but what a life!
  3. dezi2095

    dezi2095 New Member

    He was a ledgend known throughout the world! Im sure it was a very sad day at the roycroft stables.
    Rest in Peace Bill. <3 he was idolised by many!
  4. shyloh

    shyloh Well-known Member

    i was lucky enough to meet Mr Roycroft several years ago when over east he was a true gentleman with some amazing stories and a pure love for horses
    RIP Mr Roycroft
    cheers shyloh :}:(
  5. Elanda

    Elanda Gold Member

  6. maxntaz

    maxntaz Well-known Member

    A wonderful olympian, all australians (including the non-horsey ones) should be proud of. He achieved alot and has done alot for the sport. Rest in peace Bill Roycroft.

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