Who is the youngest swimmer to win a gold medal?
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.
Who is the oldest American swimmer to ever win a gold medal?
Is Michael Phelps next? Anthony Ervin became the oldest swimmer in Olympic history to win a gold medal by touching first in the 50-meter freestyle Friday night, an event in which he tied for gold during the 2000 Olympics in Sydney. He was just 19 then.
Who is the youngest gold medalist in Olympic history?
Youngest and oldest medal winners
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 person in the swimming Olympics?
Grimes, who celebrated her birthday in January, is the youngest Team USA swimmer since Amanda Beard in 1996 at the age of 14. The talented youngster qualified for the Olympics by finishing second behind Katie Ledecky in the 800m freestyle final at the US trials in June.
Who is the 15-year-old swimmer?
Katie Grimes is the youngest swimmer on the American swim team. She will participate in her first Olympic games in Tokyo 2021 at the age of just 15, just as Katie Ledecky did in London 2012.
Who is the youngest USA Olympian 2021?
Here’s how the youngest Olympians fared at this year’s Olympics:
- Colin Duffey, USA. Age: 17. …
- Erriyon Knighton, USA. Age: 17. …
- Evy Leibfarth, USA. Age: 17. …
- Hongchan Quan, China. Age: 14. …
- Sky Brown, Great Britain. Age: 13. …
- Rayssa Leal, Brazil. Age: 13. …
- Claire Curzan, USA. Age: 17. Sport: Swimming. …
- Katie Grimes, USA. Age:15. Sport: Swimming.
How old was Dara Torres when she won her last Olympic medal?
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.
Does Dara Torres have a child?
Olympic gold swimmer Dara Torres kisses her 15-month-old daughter, Tessa Grace Torres-Hoffman, while awaiting her medal for winning the women’s 50-meter at the United States Swimming Nationals today. Tessa’s father is Dara’s partner, Dr. David Hoffman.
Who is the oldest U.S. Olympian?
Oldest U.S. Olympian, Nick Baumgartner, aiming for an Olympic medal. “That first one, when you walk out into Opening Ceremonies, it will change your life forever.”
Who is the oldest Olympic medalist?
The title of oldest Olympian belongs to Swedish shooter Oscar Swahn whose last Olympic appearance came at 72 years, 279 days. In his three Olympic appearances, Swahn won six Olympic medals — three golds, a silver and two bronze — all over the age of 60.
Who is the youngest gold medalist in the Olympics winter and summer?
On 9 February 2014, Russian Yulia Lipnitskaya (15 years, 249 days old, born 5 June 1998) won gold in the team event at the Winter Olympics in Sochi, and was six days younger than Tara Lipinski but not younger than Kim Yun-Mi who is still the youngest-ever gold medalist.
How old is the youngest USA Olympian?
Facts about ages in the Tokyo Olympics:
The youngest member of Team USA is 15-year-old swimmer Katie Grimes; the oldest is equestrian Phillip Dutton, 57. At 44, Abdi Abdirahman is the oldest runner to ever make a U.S. Olympic track and field team.
Who was the youngest American Olympian?
Loundras’ Olympic legacy has stood the test of time. Not only is he the only athlete under the age of 11 to compete at the Olympics, but his bronze medal in team parallel bars makes him the youngest medal winner in the history of the Games.
Is there a 15-year-old in the Olympics?
Fury at the Winter Olympics as 15-year-old Russian figure-skater Kamila Valieva is CLEARED by the Court of Arbitration of Sport to go for gold on Tuesday despite her failed drug test. On she skates and on they go but increasingly the mystery of one of sport’s most disturbing scandals hinges on where it will end.