VIENNA -- Liese Prokop, a pentathlon silver medalist at the 1968 Olympics who became Austria's first female interior minister, died Sunday of a ruptured aorta, the Interior Ministry said. She was 65.
After her runner-up finish at the Mexico City Games, she broke the world record in her event the following year.
Ms. Prokop spent 23 years in regional politics and was appointed in 2004 to oversee Austria's police and overall security.
Ms. Prokop began her political career in 1969.