Oldest female Olympic / World champions: 1996 to 2019

This list includes any gymnast who won a gold medal at a World Championships or Olympic Games at the age of 18 or over. Medals include those won with the team or as an individual, and team alternates are included from 2018. Each gymnast is only included once (at their oldest medal win)

Current list covers from 1996 to 2019. Champions prior to 1996 will be added soon.

There is also a list of the oldest female Olympic / World medallists available HERE

28 YEARS OLD

RankCountryGymnastAgeCompetitionEvent
1UzbekistanOksana Chusovitina28 years, 65 daysWorlds 2003Vault

25 YEARS OLD

RankCountryGymnastAgeCompetitionEvent
2North KoreaHong Un Jong25 years, 216 daysWorlds 2014Vault
3Great BritainElizabeth Tweddle25 years, 205 daysWorlds 2010Uneven bars

24 YEARS OLD

RankCountryGymnastAgeCompetitionEvent
4NetherlandsSanne Wevers24 years, 333 daysOlympics 2016Balance beam
5RussiaSvetlana Khorkina24 years, 215 daysWorlds 2003All around

23 YEARS OLD

RankCountryGymnastAgeCompetitionEvent
6USAAlicia Sacramone23 years, 312 daysWorlds 2011Team

22 YEARS OLD

RankCountryGymnastAgeCompetitionEvent
7USAMyKayla Skinner22 years, 303 daysWorlds 2019Team
8USASimone Biles22 years, 213 daysWorlds 2019Floor
9RussiaMaria Paseka22 years, 80 daysWorlds 2017Vault
10USAAlexandra Raisman22 years, 76 daysOlympics 2016Team
11RomaniaSandra Izbasa22 years, 48 daysOlympics 2012Vault

21 YEARS OLD

RankCountryGymnastAgeCompetitionEvent
12RussiaAliya Mustafina21 years, 319 daysOlympics 2016Uneven bars
13JapanMai Murakami21 years, 64 daysWorlds 2017Floor
14ChinaLiu Xuan21 years, 44 daysOlympics 2000Balance beam

20 YEARS OLD

RankCountryGymnastAgeCompetitionEvent
15RomaniaSimona Amanar20 years, 350 daysOlympics 2000All around
16GermanyPauline Schaefer20 years, 277 daysWorlds 2017Balance beam
17RussiaViktoria Komova20 years, 274 daysWorlds 2015Uneven bars
18RomaniaClaudia Presacan20 years, 266 daysOlympics 2000Team
19USAGabrielle Douglas20 years, 222 daysOlympics 2016Team
20BrazilDaiane Dos Santos20 years, 195 daysWorlds 2003Floor
21ChinaZhang Nan20 years, 171 daysWorlds 2006Team
22ChinaDeng Linlin20 years, 108 daysOlympics 2012Balance beam
23ChinaCheng Fei20 years, 76 daysOlympics 2008Team
24RussiaElena Zamolodchikova20 years, 65 daysWorlds 2002Vault
25RussiaKsenia Afanaseyva20 years, 33 daysWorlds 2011Floor

19 YEARS OLD

RankCountryGymnastAgeCompetitionEvent
26USADominique Dawes19 years, 246 daysOlympics 1996Team
27ChinaYao Jinnan19 years, 245 daysWorlds 2014Uneven bars
28USABrenna Dowell19 years, 237 daysWorlds 2015Team
29BelgiumNina Derwael19 years, 200 daysWorlds 2019Uneven bars
30ChinaSui Lu19 years, 198 daysWorlds 2011Balance beam
31USAShannon Miller19 years, 141 daysOlympics 1996Balance beam
32USAJade Carey19 years, 134 daysWorlds 2019Team
33RomaniaSilvia Stroescu19 years, 101 daysOlympics 2004Team
34AustraliaLauren Mitchell19 years, 93 daysWorlds 2010Floor
35USAAmanda Borden19 years, 74 daysOlympics 1996Team
36USAMadison Kocian19 years, 55 daysOlympics 2016Team
37RomaniaCorina Ungureanu19 years, 44 daysWorlds 1999Team

18 YEARS OLD

RankCountryGymnastAgeCompetitionEvent
38RomaniaGina Gogean18 years, 363 daysWorlds 1997Balance beam
39RomaniaLavinia Milosovici18 years, 351 daysWorlds 1995Team
40UkraineIryna Krasnianska18 years, 336 daysWorlds 2006Balance beam
41USAAnastasia Liukin18 years, 290 daysOlympics 2008All around
42USATasha Schiwert18 years, 272 daysWorlds 2003Team
43RussiaDina Kochetkova18 years, 268 daysWorlds 1996Balance beam
44USAKerri Strug18 years, 247 daysOlympics 1996Team
45RomaniaOana Ban18 years, 219 daysOlympics 2004Team
46ChinaPang Panpan18 years, 133 daysWorlds 2006Team
47ChinaLi Ya18 years, 127 daysWorlds 2006Team
48RomaniaMaria Olaru18 years, 107 daysOlympics 2000Team
49USARagan Smith18 years, 83 daysWorlds 2018Team
50BelarusElena Piskun18 years, 77 daysWorlds 1996Uneven bars
51USAAmy Chow18 years, 69 daysOlympics 1996Team
52ChinaLiu Tingting18 years, 58 daysWorlds 2018Balance beam
53USAMargaret Nichols18 years, 45 daysWorlds 2015Team
54RomaniaAndreea Raducan18 years, 35 daysWorlds 2001Floor
55ChinaZhou Zhurou18 years, 34 daysWorlds 2006Team
56RussiaEkaterina Kurbatova18 years, 13 daysWorlds 2010Team
57RussiaKsenia Semenova18 years, 0 daysWorlds 2010Team

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Published by MT

Gymnastics fan since 2006. NCAA fan since 2016. Numbers fan since birth.

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