The 10 oldest athletes at the Tokyo Olympics
The sports world tends to be obsessed with youth. Well, the world in general is obsessed with youth, but maybe it’s fair to say sport in particular. At the Tokyo Summer Olympics, for example, sports fans were bowled over by young pre-teen athletes competing on the world stage. But let’s make a case for longevity, shall we? The oldest athletes at the Tokyo Olympics are all kinds of inspiration. They bring years of experience in their respective sports, and perhaps most impressive? They keep showing up to do the job.
The 2020 Tokyo Olympics were unusual for many different reasons, including the fact that they took place in 2021 due to delays from Covid-19. In addition to this, several new sports have also been added such as skateboarding, surfing, karate, sport climbing and baseball. With all of these new sports come new athletes. Some very young, and some a little older than their competitors. Proving age is really just a number.