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Youngest and oldest swimmers to compete at the Olympics

13-year-old Gaurika Singh of Nepal was the youngest athlete at the 2016 Olympics in Rio.

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Singh holds the Nepalese record for the 100-meter backstroke. She placed 31st in the event at the 2016 Olympics. At the 1936 Olympics in Berlin, 13-year-old Marjorie Gestring won a gold medal in springboard diving.

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Gestring still holds the world record for the youngest individual Olympic gold medalist.

Dara Torres became the oldest swimmer to win an Olympic medal at the 2008 Olympics at age 41.

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Out of the five Olympic Games Torres competed at, she was the oldest US swimmer at two of them. She won a total of 12 Olympic medals over her swimming career — four each of gold, silver, and bronze. Follow Dara on Facebook Follow us here... Facebook :

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