Oldest female Olympic / World medallists: 1996 to 2019

This list includes any gymnast who won a medal of any colour at a World Championships or Olympic Games at the age of 20 or over. Medals include those won with the team or as an individual, and team alternates are included from 2014. Each gymnast is only included once (at their oldest medal win)

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

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

since 1996, there have been 128 medals won by gymnasts aged 20 and over:

  • 45 gold medals
  • 43 silver medals
  • 40 bronze medals

30 YEARS AND OVER

RankCountryGymnastAgeCompetitionEvent / MedalVideo
1Germany
Uzbekistan
Oksana Chusovitina
Oksana Chusovitina
36 years, 118 days
30 years, 160 days
Worlds 2011
Worlds 2005
Silver – vault
Silver – vault
LINK
LINK

27 YEARS OLD

RankCountryGymnastAgeCompetitionEvent / MedalVideo
2Great BritainRebecca Downie27 years, 261 daysWorlds 2019Silver – uneven barsLINK
3Great BritainElizabeth Tweddle27 years, 127 daysOlympics 2012Bronze – uneven barsLINK

26 YEARS OLD

RankCountryGymnastAgeCompetitionEvent / MedalVideo
4North KoreaHong Un Jong26 years, 236 daysWorlds 2015Silver – vaultLINK
5USAAnnia Hatch26 years, 69 daysOlympics 2004Silver – vaultLINK

25 YEARS OLD

RankCountryGymnastAgeCompetitionEvent / MedalVideo
6USAMohini Bhardwaj25 years, 323 daysOlympics 2004Silver – team
7RussiaSvetlana Khorkina25 years, 213 daysOlympics 2004Silver – all around

24 YEARS OLD

RankCountryGymnastAgeCompetitionEvent / MedalVideo
8GermanyElisabeth Seitz24 years, 363 daysWorlds 2018Bronze – uneven barsLINK
9RomaniaCatalina Ponor24 years, 353 daysOlympics 2012Silver – floorLINK
10NetherlandsSanne Wevers24 years, 333 daysOlympics 2016Gold – balance beamLINK
11MexicoAlexa Moreno24 years, 86 daysWorlds 2018Bronze – vaultLINK
12RussiaMaria Paseka24 years, 81 daysWorlds 2019Silver – team
13RussiaKsenia Afanasyeva24 years, 49 daysWorlds 2015Silver – floorLINK
14RussiaAliya Mustafina24 years, 30 daysWorlds 2018Silver – team
15RussiaElena Zamolodchikova24 years, 29 daysWorlds 2006Bronze – team

23 YEARS OLD

RankCountryGymnastAgeCompetitionEvent / MedalVideo
16USAAlicia Sacramone23 years, 312 daysWorlds 2011Gold – team
17USADominique Dawes23 years, 304 daysOlympics 2000Bronze – team
18SwitzerlandGiulia Steingruber23 years, 197 daysWorlds 2017Bronze – vault
19RussiaEkaterina Kramarenko23 years, 169 daysWorlds 2014Bronze – team

22 YEARS OLD

RankCountryGymnastAgeCompetitionEvent / MedalVideo
20ItalyVanessa Ferrari22 years, 330 daysWorlds 2013Silver – floorLINK
21USAMyKayla Skinner22 years, 303 daysWorlds 2019Gold – team
22USASimone Biles22 years, 213 daysWorlds 2019Gold – floorLINK
23RussiaLilia Akhaimova22 years, 205 daysWorlds 2019Silver – team
24RussiaLudmila Ezhova22 years, 166 daysOlympics 2004Bronze – team
25USAAmy Chow22 years, 127 daysOlympics 2000Bronze – team
26JapanMai Murakami22 years, 90 daysWorlds 2018Bronze – floor
27USAAlexandra Raisman22 years, 83 daysOlympics 2016Silver – floor
28RomaniaSandra Izbasa22 years, 48 daysOlympics 2012Gold – vaultLINK
29CanadaElsabeth Black22 years, 28 daysWorlds 2017Silver – all around
30SwitzerlandAriella Kaeslin22 years, 6 daysWorlds 2009Silver – vaultLINK

21 YEARS OLD

RankCountryGymnastAgeCompetitionEvent / MedalVideo
31RussiaDaria Spiridonova21 years, 92 daysWorlds 2019Silver – team
32ChinaLiu Xuan21 years, 44 daysOlympics 2000Gold – balance beamLINK

20 YEARS OLD

RankCountryGymnastAgeCompetitionEvent / MedalVideo
33RomaniaSimona Amanar20 years, 354 daysOlympics 2000Bronze – floorLINK
34GermanyPauline Schaefer20 years, 277 daysWorlds 2017Gold – balance beamLINK
35RussiaViktoria Komova20 years, 274 daysWorlds 2015Gold – uneven barsLINK
36RomaniaClaudia Presacan20 years, 266 daysOlympics 2000Gold – team
37RussiaElena Produnova20 years, 223 daysOlympics 2000Bronze – balance beamLINK
38USAGabrielle Douglas20 years, 222 daysOlympics 2016Gold – team
39ChinaHe Kexin20 years, 218 daysOlympics 2012Silver – uneven barsLINK
40BrazilDaiane Dos Santos20 years, 195 daysWorlds 2003Gold – floorLINK
41Great BritainKelly Simm20 years, 187 daysWorlds 2015Bronze – team
42ChinaZhang Nan20 years, 171 daysWorlds 2006Gold – team
43ChinaShang Chunsong20 years, 144 daysOlympics 2016Bronze – team
44ChinaSui Lu20 years, 128 daysOlympics 2012Silver – balance beamLINK
45ChinaDeng Linlin20 years, 108 daysOlympics 2012Gold – balance beamLINK
46Great BritainElissa Downie20 years, 84 daysWorlds 2019Bronze – vault
47ChinaCheng Fei20 years, 82 daysOlympics 2008Bronze – Balance beam
48USAChellsie Memmel20 years, 51 daysOlympics 2008Silver – team

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

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