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.
Who was the youngest Winter Olympian?
At the age of 15 years and 255 days, Lipinski became the youngest winner of an individual event in the history of the Winter Games, beating Sonja Henie’s 70-year-old record by two months.
Who is the oldest figure skater?
At age 38, he won the gold medal with his partner Ludowika Jakobsson at the 1920 Olympics. British figure skater Edgar Syers is the oldest Olympic medalist in figure skating.
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|Date of Birth||February 8, 1949|
Who is the youngest woman to win an Olympic medal?
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.
Do Olympians get paid?
However, most Olympic medal winners do receive a cash reward from their home Olympic committee. The US Olympic and Paralympic Committee pays members of Team USA $37,500 for each gold medal they win, $22,500 for every silver, and $15,000 for a bronze.
Is there age limit for Olympics?
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.
What is the age limit for Olympic athletes?
There is no specific age limit for taking part in the Olympic Games. This depends on each International Sports Federation and the rules it lays down for its sport. Learn more: See the Olympic Charter rule on age limits, Chapter 5, Rule 42.