Tokyo Olympics 2021 : These are the oldest and youngest athletes ever
The Tokyo Olympics, the world's biggest sporting event, are officially going to start on Friday. In this amazing sports event, 11,238 athletes from 206 countries around the world are participating. Athletes from teen age to the golden age are ready to show their talents. Let us know about the facts that who is the oldest and youngest athlete in Tokyo Olympics.
Mary Hana - The oldest athlete , will compete in the Olympics for the sixth time
Australian horse-rider, Mary Hana will be the oldest athlete to compete in the Tokyo Olympics. Hana, who competed in the Olympics for the sixth time, is 66 years old. From this participation in the Tokyo Olympics, she will become the second oldest female athlete in golden history of Olympic.
Interesting Facts -
- Mary Hana has been riding since she was just 4 years old. He started horse riding from his father's farm. She has not won any medal in the Olympics so far. She was part of the ninth-place Australian team at the 2016 Rio Olympics.
- Former British horse rider Lorna Johnston holds the record for being the oldest female athlete ever. He participated in the 1972 Olympics at the age of 70. He qualified after overcoming a 42-year-old player
- Hend Jaza defeated 42-year-old Lebanese player Mariana Sahakia to win the Olympic ticket. Jaja has been playing table tennis since the age of 5. When she was 6 years old, she participated in the World Hopes Week and Challenge event (Doha).
These are the oldest and youngest athletes ever
Former Swedish shooter Oscar Swann is the oldest athlete ever to compete at the Olympic Games. Oscar participated in the 1920 Olympics at the age of 72 years and 280 days. Then he also won the silver medal.
On the other hand, the record for being the youngest athlete is held by Dimitrios Laundras, Greece. He participated in the gymnastics event at the age of 10 years 218 days at the first Olympic Games in Athens in 1896. He is the youngest participant in Olympic history as well as the youngest medallist