Oscar Swahn remarkably won his first Olympic gold medal aged 60 then competed in two further Olympic Games.
Swedish shooter Oscar Swahn was already 60 years old when he won his first Olympic gold medal in 1908. He won the running deer single-shot event and took a second gold the next day in the team event. Swahn also earned a bronze medal in the running deer double-shot contest.
At the 1912 Stockholm Games, Swahn placed fifth in the individual single-shot event, but then won a bronze in the double-shot and agold in the team single-shot.
After World War I, Swahn returned to the Olympic Games at the age of 72. This made him the oldest-ever competing Olympian. His age did not affect his performances. He won a silver medal in the running deer double-shot team event and also competed in the individual and team single-shot contests.
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