The Tokyo Olympics, the world's biggest sporting event, is officially starting on Friday. In this, 11,238 athletes from 206 countries around the world are participating. Athletes from teenage to that stage of age are also participating, whom we consider being retired from all work in ordinary life. Let us know who is the oldest and youngest athlete in Tokyo Olympics.
Mary Hana will compete in the Olympics for the sixth time
Australian equestrian Mary Hana will be the oldest athlete to compete in the Tokyo Olympics. Hana, who competed in the Olympics for the sixth time, is 66 years old. Upon entering the Tokyo Olympics, she will become the second oldest female athlete in Olympic history. Former British equestrian Lorna Johnston holds the record for being the oldest female athlete ever. She participated in the 1972 Olympics at the age of 70.
Mary Hana has not won a single Olympic medal so far.
Hana has been riding since the age of 4
Mary Hana has been riding since she was just 4 years old. She started horse riding from his father's farm. She has not won any medal in the Olympics so far. She was part of the ninth-place Australian team at the 2016 Rio Olympics.
12-year-old hand jaza youngest athlete
Syria's Hend Jaza will set the record for being the youngest athlete at the Tokyo Olympics. She is 12 years old. Jaja will represent her country in Table Tennis. She will also become the first player from her country to compete in table tennis at the Olympics.
Qualified after beating a 42-year-old player
Hend Jaza defeated 42-year-old Lebanese player Mariana Sahakia to win the Olympic ticket. Jaja has been playing table tennis since the age of 5. When she was 6 years old, she participated in the World Hopes Week and Challenge event (Doha).
These are the oldest and youngest athletes ever
Former Swedish shooter Oscar Swann is the oldest athlete ever to compete at the Olympic Games. Oscar participated in the 1920 Olympics at the age of 72 years and 280 days. Then she also won the silver medal. At the same time, the record for being the youngest athlete is held by Dimitrios Laundras of Greece. She participated in the gymnastics event at the age of 10 years 218 days at the first Olympic Games in Athens in 1896. She is the youngest participant in Olympic history as well as the youngest medalist.