Oldest Surviving Olympians (Summer Games)

Here is a list of who are believed to be the oldest surviving Olympians from all competitors at the Summer Olympic Games. The information may not be currently up to date, as these people may have died (as old people tend to do). See also our list of the oldest competitors in each sport, and oldest and youngest Olympic medal winners, and more Olympic Trivia.

Oldest Olympian

The oldest surviving Olympian is believed to be Félix Sienra, born 21 January 1916. He was a former sailor from Uruguay, who competed in the 1948 Summer Olympics in the Firefly class, where he placed sixth. He turned 105 in 2021.

Previous Oldest Olympians were:

Oldest Surviving Gold Medalist

The oldest surviving Olympic Champion is believed to be Hungary's Ágnes Keleti. She turned 100 in January 2021. She won 10 medals in gymnastics at Helsinki 1952 and Melbourne 1956, including five gold medals.

Previous oldest surviving gold medalists were:

Source: the information on this page was originally sourced from data collected by a Wikipedia user Canadian Paul, and updated with research published by PAUL TCHIR on olympstats.com.


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