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Oscar Swahn was 72 years old when he competed in the 1920 Olympic games and he won a silver medal in shooting.

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What is the oldest you can be to compete in the olympics?

There is no limit to how old an Olympic competitor can be. The oldest competitor ever in the Olympics was shooter Oscar Swahn of Sweden who was 72 years, 281 days old when he competed in the 1920 Games in Antwerp. Oscar is also the oldest competitor to ever win an Olympic medal as he won a silver medal in team running target double shot shooting at the 1920 Games. The oldest competitor in the 2008 Summer Games in Beijing was Hiroshi Hoketsu of Japan who was 67 years, 139 days old when he competed in dressage (equestrianism).


How old to participate in the Olympics?

you have to be 16 or going on 16 the year of the Olympics!


Who is or was the oldest Australian olympic competitor?

Bill Roycroft. Roycroft was 61 years and 131 days old when he competed in individual and team eventing (equestrian) at the 1976 Summer Games in Montreal, winning a bronze medal in the team competition. Obviously, not only is he the oldest Australian to compete in the Olympics but the oldest Australian to win a medal in the Olympics.


How old was oldest athlete to go to Olympics?

85


Who is the oldest person in the Olympics 2012?

The oldest person in the 2012 Olympics is 70-year-old Hiroshi Hoketsu, who has qualified for Japan's equestrian team.


How old was the oldest person to participate in the olympic games?

Oscar Swahn at 72 years, nine months from Sweden is the oldest person to participate in the Olympic games. His event was shooting.


How old was the oldest athlete to compete in the Olympics?

the oldest athlete was 52, years of age he competed in javelin.


Who was the oldest ever Irish Olympic competitor?

The oldest Olympic competitor representing Ireland was Joe McMenamin who was 59 years, 319 days old when he competed in three person keelboat sailing at the 1972 Games in Munich ... he finished 16th.


Who is the oldest person to ever compete in the Olympics?

Oscar Swahn is the oldest person to ever compete in the Olympics. He competed in the 1920 Olympics at 72 years old. He competed in sport shooting events.


Was Olga Korbut too young when she was in the Olympics?

She was younger than the others but not too young. She was 17, which is old enough to participate. Nadia Comaneci was 14 in the 1976 Olympics. It was okay to be 14 years old in the Olympics at that time, but now you must at least turn 16 during the year of the Olympics to participate.


What age should you be to enter the Greek Olympics?

You have to be at least 20 years old to enter the Olympics. Women could not watch or participate in the Greek Olympics.


How old was the youngest person to participate in the Olympic games?

13... she competed in the athens olympics

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