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Three-time Canadian Olympic wrestler Harry Geris found dead in London, Ont.


LONDON, Ont. - Harry Geris - a three-time Olympian known as the Gentle Giant of Canadian wrestling - has died at the age of 60 in London, Ont.
His body was found by a construction worker Thursday behind a high school where he was delivering wrestling mats for a tournament.
Police said foul play isn't suspected but an autopsy will be performed to determine the cause of death.
Geris, who was born in the Netherlands, competed as a heavyweight at the Mexico City Olympics in 1968, Munich in 1972 and Montreal in 1976 and was a 10-time national champion.
Glynn Leyshon, a former University of Western Ontario wrestling coach who took Geris to his first international match in 1964, says Geris will be "sorely missed."
He says Geris "did an awful lot for the sport and, as a friend, he'd do anything for you."

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