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Benjamin de Roo

Australian gymnast
Benjamin de Roo in 1962

Benjamin hielke de Roo (11 February 1940 – 17 May 2016) was an Dutch-born Australian gymnast. He was born in Enschede, the Netherlands. In 1957 his family immigrated to Australia. In 1960, he became Australian citizen.[1] He competed for Australia at the 1960 and 1964 Summer Olympics.[2]

De Roo died at a hospital in Katoomba, New South Wales on 17 May 2016 from complications of a stroke, aged 76.[3]

ReferencesEdit

  1. Year: 1962. National Archives of Australia
  2. Benjamin de Roo. sports-reference.com
  3. Benjamin de Roo's obituary