26 Olympians Over Age 40 Going For Gold In Rio

You may have heard about Oksana Chusovitina, the gymnast who is making history in Rio as the oldest Olympic gymnast in history at age 41. Chusovitina has been to the every Olympic games since 1992 and has competed for three different countries (currently Uzbekistan, previously the Soviet Union and Germany).

She’s the only female gymnast to ever compete in seven Olympic games. Pretty cool, right?

But did you know there are 25 other Olympians competing in Rio who are also over the age of 40?

We’ve done a little digging and put together a list of all 26 Olympic athletes– from around the world– competing in the Olympics 2016 over the age of 40 (some are even into their 60’s!). Check them out below!

1. Meb Keflezighi, 41, Track and Field, USA

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