Is there a minimum age for the Olympics? There is no general minimum age. It depends on the sport. Since 1997, gymnastics has introduced the requirement that athletes must be at least 16 years old to participate in the Olympic Games. Children under 16 are still growing. Extreme exercise, such as that required in gymnastics, can cause permanent, physical damage. The age regulation should prevent this. For most winter sports you have to be 15 years old, biathlon has a minimum age of 22 years.

Dimitrios Loundras is listed as the youngest athlete in the list below. He is only the youngest known athlete. In 1900 at the Games of Athens, four boats were qualified for the duel with helmsman for the finals: 3 French and one Dutch boat. The Dutch were considering how to increase their chances against the French. To save weight, they exchanged the helmsman Hermanus Brockmann for a French seven-year-old. He was doing so well that the Dutch boat was Olympic champion. Unfortunately, just after the boat reached the land, the child got out and ran away. Although there are pictures of him, he could never be identified even with the support of the newspapers. Even if he was no longer seven years old, he certainly was not older than nine.

The age is given as follows: years and days. Example Dimitrios Loundras 10.217 means that he was 10 years and 217 days old when he won his medal.

Each athlete will only be led with the first medal won. Athletes of the Intercalated games 1906 are included.
10.217
Dimitrios Loundras, GRE, Turnen, 1996
11.301
Luigina Giavotti, ITA, Turnen, 1928
12.024
Inge Sørensen, DEN, Schwimmen, 1936
12.217
Ines Vercesi, ITA, Turnen, 1928
12.232
NNoël Vandermotte, FRA, Rudern, 1936
12.269
Carla Marangoni, ITA, Turnen, 1928
13.023
Dorothy Poynton-Hill, USA, Wasserspringen, 1928
13.084
Yoon-Mi Kim, KOR, Short Track, 1994
13.267
Majorie Gestring, USA, Wasserspringen, 1928
12.282
Klaus Zerta, GER, Rudern, 1960
13.286
Yun Nian, CHN, Schwimmen, 1996
13.298
Hans Bourguin, SUI, Rudern, 1928
13.307
Kornelia Ender, GDR, Schwimmen, 1972
13.340
Robin Corsiglia, CAN, Schwimmen, 1976
13.345
Mingxia Fu, CHN, Wasserspringen, 1992
14.006
Kyoko Iwasaki, JPN, Schwimmen, 1992
14.010
Giorgio Cesana, ITA, Rudern, 1906
14.010
Nils Skoglund, SWE, Wasserspringen, 1920
14.026
Luisa Tanzini, ITA, Turnen, 1928
14.037
Krisztina Egerszegi, HUN, Schwimmen, 1988
14.040
Rainer Borkowsky, GER, Rudern, 1956
14.051
Sirvard Emirzyan, URS, Wasserspringen, 1980
14.053
Marcel Frébourg, FRA, Rudern, 1906
14.057
Katherine Rawls, USA, Wasserspringen, 1932
14.059
Gabriele Wetzko, GDR, Schwimmen, 1968
14.094
Bernard Malivoire, FRA, Rudern, 1952
14.096
Pokey Watson, USA, Schwimmen, 1964
14.112
Franziska van Almsick, GER, Schwimmen, 1992
14.114
Inge Schmitz, GER, Schwimmen, 1936
14.119
Mohammed Jaffar, IND, Hockey, 1932
14.119
Alleen Riggin, USA, Wasserspringen, 1920
14.132
Hye-Kyung Won, KOR, Short Track, 1994
14.136
Krisztina Medveczky, HUN, Turnen, 1972
14.142
Marilyn Corson, CAN, Schwimmen, 1968
14.143
Rita Vittadini,ITA, Turnen, 1928
14.155
Sylvia Ruuska, USA, Schwimmen, 1956
14.161
Bianca Ambrosetti, ITA, Turnen, 1928
14.163
Cristina Grigoras, ROM. Turnen, 1980
14.167
Virginia Giorgi, ITA, Turnen, 1980
14.167
Helen Wainwright, USA, Wasserspringen, 1920
14.172
Günther Tiersch, FRG, Rudern, 1968
14.183
Sandra Morgan, AUS, Schwimmen, 1956
14.188
Luigina Perversi, ITA, Turnen,1928
14.191
Georgeta Gabor, ROM. Turnen, 1976
14.219
Franciscus Hin, NED, Segeln, 1920
14.220
Willie den Cuden, NED, Schwimmen, 1932
14.247
Ni Xiong, CHN, Wasserspringen, 1988
14.249
Nadia Comaneci, ROM, Turnen, 1976
14.251
Kerri Strug, USA, Turnen, 1992
14.259
Carolyn Wood, USA, Schwimmen, 1960
14.263
Germana Malabarba, ITA, Turnen, 1928
14.267
Amanda Beard, USA, Schwimmen, 1996
14.288
Karen Moras, AUS, Schwimmen, 1968
14.293
Denise Parker, USA, Bogenschießen, 1988
14.295
Shannon Smith, CAN, Schwimmen, 1976
14.296
Dominique Moceanu, USA, Turnen, 1996
14.297
Claudia Kolb, USA, Schwimmen, 1964
14.300
Nancy Garapick, CAN, Schwimmen, 1976
14.303
Rozaliya Galiyeva, EUN, Turnen, 1992
14.304
Nancy Garapick, CAN, Schwimmen, 1976
14.306
Xue Han, CHN, Schwimmen, 1996
14.306
Marcel Lepan, FRA, Rudern, 1924
14.308
Kusuo Kitamura, JPN, Schwimmen, 1932
14.316
Simona Pauca, ROM, Turnen, 1984
14.317
Chenglai Arkhom, THA, Boxen, 1992
14.322
Gina Gogeah, ROM, Turnen, 1992
14.349
Conny van Bentum, NED, Schwimmen, 1980
14.364
Scott Allen, USA, Eiskunstlauf, 1964
15.000
Mariya Filatova, URS, Turnen, 1976

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