Diocesan Boys' School (DBS) old boy William Hill, Hong Kong's 400m record holder, talks to La Salle College student Sandro Bassetto at Wan Chai Sports Ground. Sandro came within a second of beating the record (49.1 seconds) at the 2004 interschool athletics finals. Photo: SCMP Diocesan Boys' School (DBS) old boy William Hill, Hong Kong's 400m record holder, talks to La Salle College student Sandro Bassetto at Wan Chai Sports Ground. Sandro came within a second of beating the record (49.1 seconds) at the 2004 interschool athletics finals. Photo: SCMP
Diocesan Boys' School (DBS) old boy William Hill, Hong Kong's 400m record holder, talks to La Salle College student Sandro Bassetto at Wan Chai Sports Ground. Sandro came within a second of beating the record (49.1 seconds) at the 2004 interschool athletics finals. Photo: SCMP

Olympian and former Hong Kong 400m record-holder William Hill dies at 75

  • William Hill was also a torch bearer when the Tokyo Olympic flame arrived in Hong Kong
  • Hill was named Athlete of the Year for two consecutive years in 1964 and 1965

Topic |   Hong Kong Athletics Championships
Diocesan Boys' School (DBS) old boy William Hill, Hong Kong's 400m record holder, talks to La Salle College student Sandro Bassetto at Wan Chai Sports Ground. Sandro came within a second of beating the record (49.1 seconds) at the 2004 interschool athletics finals. Photo: SCMP Diocesan Boys' School (DBS) old boy William Hill, Hong Kong's 400m record holder, talks to La Salle College student Sandro Bassetto at Wan Chai Sports Ground. Sandro came within a second of beating the record (49.1 seconds) at the 2004 interschool athletics finals. Photo: SCMP
Diocesan Boys' School (DBS) old boy William Hill, Hong Kong's 400m record holder, talks to La Salle College student Sandro Bassetto at Wan Chai Sports Ground. Sandro came within a second of beating the record (49.1 seconds) at the 2004 interschool athletics finals. Photo: SCMP
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