The youngest and oldest Olympians in history

Sky Brown becomes Olympic medalist at age 13, Great Britain's youngest of all time

Stars Insider

04/08/21 | StarsInsider

LIFESTYLE Olympic games

At the Tokyo Olympics, British-Japanese skateboarder Sky Brown became the youngest athlete to represent Team Great Britain at a summer Games, having just turned 13. Now, in her first year of teenagedom, she can already call herself an Olympic medalist!

Aged 13 years and 28 days, Brown finished third in the women's park skateboarding final and claimed the bronze medal, replacing Sarah Hardcastle as Britain's youngest medalist, BBC reports. Japan's Sakura Yosozumi, 19, won gold, while her impressive 12-year-old compatriot Kokona Hiraki claimed silver!

Is age really just a number? Well, when it comes to Olympic athletes, it looks like this is indeed the case. For decades, we have seen many young athletes collecting medals at the Olympic Games. But this is also true for older participants. In fact, some Olympic events are dominated by experienced athletes. But who are the youngest and oldest athletes ever to compete in the Olympics?

In this gallery, you'll find the answer to this question and many interesting facts about these Olympians. Click on.


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