Hong Kong Athletics hero, William Hill (1945-2020) has passed on. Hong Kong athletics is mourning the death of runner Hill, one of the city’s representatives at the 1964 Tokyo Olympics and a former Hong Kong record-holder.
Hill, a Diocesan Boys’ School graduate, held the record in the 400 metres with a time of 48.8 seconds. His record of 10.8 seconds in the 100 metres also stood tall since the 1960s.
He was also one of the torch-bearers when the Tokyo Olympic flame arrived in Hong Kong prior to the Games.