Kyoko Iwasaki of Japan won the 200m breaststroke Olympic gold medal in Barcelona, making her, at the age of 14 years and 6 days, the youngest swimmer ever to claim an Olympic title.
How old was the youngest Olympic champion?
At 13 years and 330 days, Momiji Nishiya of Japan, women’s street skateboarding champion, is the youngest Olympic gold medalist in Tokyo. American diver Marjorie Gestring, at 13 years and 267 days, set the record for the youngest winner at the 1936 Berlin Games.
Who is the youngest Olympic medalist ever?
Dimitros Loundras, 10 years, 216 days: Loundras set the bar high at the inaugural Olympic Games in 1896. While in Athens, he not only became the youngest confirmed Olympian in history, but also the youngest medal winner being a part of the bronze-winning Ethnikos Gymnastikos Syllogos team.
How old was the oldest Olympic swimmer to win a title?
Torres is the first swimmer to represent the United States in five Olympic Games (1984, 1988, 1992, 2000 and 2008), and at age 41, the oldest swimmer to earn a place on the U.S. Olympic team.
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How old was the youngest Olympic 2021?
Japan’s Kokona Hiraki, 12, became the youngest Olympic medallist in 85 years with her silver in women’s park skateboarding.
What is Olympic age limit?
According to the official Olympics website, there is no age limit for those wanting to compete. Under rule 42, it states: “There may be no age limit for competitors in the Olympic Games other than as prescribed in the competition rules of an IF as approved by the IOC Executive Board.”
How old is the youngest Olympic swimmer?
Katie Grimes, 15 – U.S. – Swimming
Grimes is the youngest U.S. Olympic swimmer since Amanda Beard who made the Atlanta 1996 team at age 14. “It really is full circle,” Ledecky said when the duo qualified at U.S. swim trials last month.
How old was the youngest Olympic athlete?
The youngest athlete in the Tokyo Games is Hend Zaza, 12, a table tennis player from Syria. She is the youngest Olympian since 1992, when 11-year-old Carlos Front competed for Spain in rowing and 12-year-old Judit Kiss participated in the swimming for Hungary. Zaza is also the youngest table tennis Olympian in history.
Who is the youngest ever Olympic athlete?
The youngest athlete was Greek gymnast Dimitrios Loundras, who won bronze in team parallel bars at 10 years 216 days. Swedish shooter Oscar Swahn was the oldest athlete and medalist (72) and gold medalist (64 in 1912).
How old is Dressel?
Fifty-seven-year-old Phillip Dutton is Team USA’s oldest Olympian. And at the ripe old age of 24, MyKayla Skinner is the oldest woman to make a U.S. Olympic gymnastics team since 2004 — edging out four-time gold medalist all-star Simone Biles by a few months.
Is there a 13 year old in the Olympics?
Thirteen-year-old skateboarder Sky Brown won bronze in the women’s park skateboarding event at the Tokyo Olympics on Wednesday. The teen is Great Britain’s youngest Olympic medalist ever and the third 13-year-old to win a medal for skateboarding at the Tokyo Games.
Where are the 2024 Olympics?
With the flame extinguished in Tokyo this past weekend, the torch for the Summer Olympics — seeing as the Winter Games in Beijing are just six months away — has been passed to Paris, the host of the 2024 Summer Games. Paris will host in less than three years.
Who is the oldest living Olympian?
Meet Agnes Keleti, the oldest surviving Olympic champion. For Agnes Keleti, the oldest living Olympic champion, the fondest memory of her remarkable 100 years is simply that she has lived through it all.