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Oldest Surviving Olympians (Summer Games)

Here is a list of who are believed to be the oldest surviving Olympians from all all athletes who have ever competed 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 former French long jumper Yvonne Chabot-Curtet, who turns 104 on May 28, 2024. She finished eighth in the London 1948 long jump final and 23rd at Helsinki 1952.

Previous Oldest Olympians were:

Oldest Surviving Gold Medalist

The oldest surviving Olympic Champion is believed to be Hungary's Ágnes Keleti. She turned 103 in January 2024. 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

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