Who is the youngest Olympic swimmer to win gold?

What age 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.

Is there a 15 year old in the Olympics?

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. Katie Grimes won her place on the national team for the 800m race in the American swim trials, stopping the clock in a time of 8:20.36.

Who is the 15 year old swimmer?

Meet Katie Grimes, the 15-year-old USA swimmer dubbed ‘the future’ by Katie Ledecky. When Katie Ledecky qualified for the 800-meter freestyle for the U.S. Olympic Team back in 2012, it stunned the nation.

Do Olympics have an age limit?

Technically, the answer is, there is no such requirement. According to the International Olympic Committee, “there is no specific age limit for taking part in the Olympic Games.” Rather, the age restrictions depend on each International Sports Federation and the rules of each sport.

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