Who was the youngest US Olympian?

Who was the youngest Olympic athlete ever?

The youngest athlete was Greek gymnast Dimitrios Loundras, who won bronze in team parallel bars at 10 years 216 days. Swedish shooter Oscar Swahn was the oldest athlete and medalist (72) and gold medalist (64 in 1912). Italian gymnast Luigina Giavotti, 11 years 301 days, was the youngest female medalist.

Can 15 year olds compete in the Olympics?

According to the International Olympic Committee, “there is no specific age limit for taking part in the Olympic Games.”

What is the minimum age for Olympic swimmers?

There is no minimum age to participate in the Olympic Games, although in some disciplines, such as gymnastics, athletes have to be at least 16 years old.

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