Japan’s 13 year old Momiji Nishiya and Syria’s 12 year old table tennis star Hend Zaza, are the youngest participating athletes at the ongoing Tokyo Olympics, who have even gone past their age to win medals. Be that as it may, have you also considered or thought of who is the oldest competitor at the event?
Denmark’s skateboarder Rune Glifberg is the oldest individual partaking at age 46. Interestingly, Glifberg is taking an interest in the competition because of a promise he made to his mom. Although a promise, Glifberg relaxes so he doesn’t get injured.
Australian rider Mary Hanna starts things out as the oldest athlete in Tokyo – at age 66. Hanna is contending at her seventh Olympics and becomes the second-oldest female to compete at an Olympics.
In the mean time, On Wednesday August 4, 12-year-old Kokona Hiraki became the youngest Olympic medalist in 85 years with her silver award in the womens’ park final.
Team GB’s Sky Brown, aged 13 years and 28 days old, also became Great Britain’s youngest Olympic medal winner of all time, as she acquired bronze in a similar event.
Fortuitously, when table tennis star Zaza made her debut on July 24 in her starter match, she was actually 12 years and 204 days old,–the youngest at any point table tennis Olympian.
Her rival on her Olympic debut — which the Syrian player lost — was Austria’s Liu Jia who, at 39 years old, was more than three times Zaza’s age.
Zaza is additionally the most youthful Olympian since 1992, when 11-year-old Carlos Front contended in the paddling and 12-year-old Judit Kiss took an interest in the swimming.
There may have been a more youthful medalist; as per the International Olympic Committee (IOC), a young French boy was a cox for a Dutch coxed pairs rowing team in 1900. He partook in the award ceremony and was pictured. Yet, regardless of long periods of exploration, his name and age remain obscure. He’s estimated to have been somewhere in the range of 7 and 12.
The USA’s Marjorie Gestring won gold in the springboard diving event at the Berlin 1936 Games, becoming the youngest ever female Olympic hero at 13 years and 268 days old.
Oscar Swahn, a Swedish shooter, was 72 years old when he competed in his third and final Olympics in 1920. He ended his career with a total of six medals, three of which were gold. Until this point, he is the oldest medalist in Olympic history.