An Australian woman, Robyn Glynn has claimed she scattered the ashes of her late father, George Avery, who won a silver medal in triple jump (then known as hop, step and jump) at the 1948 London Games, at the run up track during the finals of the event.
Glynn said her father always wanted to attend the ongoing London Games, but he died few years back, and therefore she decided to bring his ashes to the final of the triple jump event.
"We decided in 2000 that we were going to bring my father back here but unfortunately he passed away a few years ago," News.com.au quoted Glynn, as telling to a radio channel.
"So my sister and myself, and our husbands, and my daughter and our grandchildren came over with his ashes. And we brought him here tonight (Thursday) and he's here with us as we watch the triple jump anyway," she added.Actually, we did more than sneak him in, we snuck ourselves down to the edge of the track and in the breeze we let his ashes go and they went right over the triple jump run-up," she said.lynn added: "So we just said, 'Well, dad's there, he was on the run-up and he was in the pit'." (ANI)