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Olympic Games Tokyo 2020, skateboard | Did you know? A 12-year-old medalist … and she’s not the youngest ever!

The precocious athletes in the new modality of skateboard that has premiered in these Olympic Games in Tokyo 2020 have been one of the main attractions due to the fact of being able to see skaters like the Japanese compete with the best in the world in their sport Kokona Hiraki, 12, or Britain’s Sky Brown, 13. The first has won silver and Brown took bronze, so none could claim the right to be the youngest Olympic gold medalist in history.

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That privilege he has Marjorie Gestring, an American jumper who At the age of 13, he won the 3-meter springboard jump event at the Berlin Olympics in 1936. His record was threatened by Japanese skater Momiji Nishiya, who also at 13 years old won gold in the men’s skateboarding competition last week. But Nishiya is about two months older than Gestring when she climbed to the top of the podium. If Hiraki or Brown had won, they would have broken the record.

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Marjorie Gestring on top of the podium at the 1936 Berlin Games

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The earliest winner of an Olympic medal was Dimitrios Loundras, a Greek who at the age of 10 won bronze in team gymnastics in 1896. Although there is a curious story in which Gestring’s record could be beaten.

In the Paris Games of 1900, a Dutch rower recruited a French boy to be his helmsman. After they won and had their picture taken, the boy disappeared into the crowd. Although later many candidates appeared claiming that they were that young Frenchman, his identity was never discovered and remains one of the great mysteries in Olympic history.

The general consensus was that that french boy was 10 years old or younger, but despite attempts to confirm this fact by Olympic researchers, they simply can’t know for sure.

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