Historical List of Olympic Centenarians


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This table is sortable. Living Olympians are highlighted in yellow. Below this table is second table, which lists centenarians among Olympic alternates and demonstration event competitors.

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Last update: December 15, 2018.

Olympian Country Sport Olympic year(s) Gold Silver Bronze Total Date of birth Date of death Age
Walter Walsh United States Sport shooting 1948 London 0 0 0 0 May 4, 1907 April 29, 2014 106 years, 360 days
Hans Erni Switzerland Art competitions 1948 London 0 0 0 0 February 21, 1909 March 21, 2015 106 years, 28 days
Rudolf Schrader United States Gymnastics 1904 St. Louis 0 0 0 0 March 17, 1875 January 18, 1981 105 years, 307 days
Dirk Janssen Netherlands Gymnastics 1908 London 0 0 0 0 July 11, 1881 November 22, 1986 105 years, 134 days
Jalmari Kivenheimo Finland Gymnastics 1912 Stockholm 0 1 0 1 September 25, 1889 October 29, 1994 105 years, 34 days
Signe Johansson-Engdahl Sweden Diving 1924 Paris 0 0 0 0 May 27, 1905 May 9, 2010 104 years, 347 days
Hal Haig Prieste United States Diving 1920 Antwerp 0 0 1 1 November 23, 1896 April 15, 2001 104 years, 143 days
John Lysak United States Canoeing 1936 Berlin 0 0 0 0 August 16, 1914 Still living 104 years, 121 days
Lucien Démanet France Gymnastics 1900 Paris, 1920 Antwerp 0 0 2 2 December 6, 1874 March 16, 1979 104 years, 100 days
Andrejs Kapmals Russia Athletics 1912 Stockholm 0 0 0 0 November 5, 1889 January 21, 1994 104 years, 77 days
Simone Schaller United States Athletics 1932 Los Angeles 0 0 0 0 August 22, 1912 October 20, 2016 104 years, 59 days
Erna Sondheim Germany Fencing 1928 Amsterdam 0 0 0 0 February 17, 1904 January 9, 2008 103 years, 326 days
Guo Jie China Athletics 1936 Berlin 0 0 0 0 January 16, 1912 November 15, 2015 103 years, 303 days
Ole Aarnæs Norway Athletics 1912 Stockholm 0 0 0 0 May 27, 1888 February 3, 1992 103 years, 252 days
Ingeborg Sjöqvist Sweden Diving 1932 Los Angeles, 1936 Berlin 0 0 0 0 April 19, 1912 November 22, 2015 103 years, 217 days
Aarne Kainlauri Finland Athletics 1948 London 0 0 0 0 May 25, 1915 Still living 103 years, 204 days
Franciszek Strynkiewicz Poland Art competitions 1932 Los Angeles, 1948 London 0 0 0 0 September 15, 1893 November 20, 1996 103 years, 66 days
Ivo Pavelić Yugoslavia Swimming 1924 Paris 0 0 0 0 February 10, 1908 February 22, 2011 103 years, 12 days
Willem Winkelman Netherlands Athletics 1908 London 0 0 0 0 July 14, 1887 July 1, 1990 102 years, 352 days
Carlo Testi Italy Art competitions 1932 Los Angeles 0 0 0 0 November 27, 1902 November 12, 2005 102 years, 350 days
Dorothy Dermody Ireland Fencing 1948 London 0 0 0 0 April 26, 1909 April 10, 2012 102 years, 350 days
Carmelo Camet Argentina Fencing 1928 Amsterdam 0 0 1 1 October 29, 1904 July 22, 2007 102 years, 266 days
Sándor Tarics Hungary Water polo 1936 Berlin 1 0 0 1 September 23, 1913 May 21, 2016 102 years, 241 days
Rezső Kende Hungary Gymnastics 1928 Amsterdam 0 0 0 0 December 31, 1908 June 19, 2011 102 years, 170 days
Hans Maier Netherlands Water polo 1936 Berlin 0 0 0 0 July 11, 1916 November 29, 2018 102 years, 141 days
John Ditlev-Simonsen Norway Sailing 1936 Berlin 0 1 0 1 October 18, 1898 January 10, 2001 102 years, 84 days
Seibo Kitamura Japan Art competitions 1932 Los Angeles 0 0 0 0 December 16, 1884 March 4, 1987 102 years, 78 days
Clara Marangoni Italy Gymnastics 1928 Amsterdam 0 1 0 1 November 13, 1915 January 18, 2018 102 years, 66 days
James Stillman Rockefeller United States Rowing 1924 Paris 1 0 0 1 June 8, 1902 August 10, 2004 102 years, 63 days
Hans Kleppen Norway Ski jumping 1928 St. Moritz, 1932 Lake Placid 0 0 0 0 March 16, 1907 April 12, 2009 102 years, 27 days
Joaquim Fiúza Portugal Sailing 1936 Berlin, 1948 London, 1952 Helsinki 0 0 1 1 February 8, 1908 March 4, 2010 102 years, 24 days
Alfred Proksch Austria Athletics 1936 Berlin 0 0 0 0 December 11, 1908 January 3, 2011 102 years, 23 days
Klára Marik Hungary Art competitions 1936 Berlin 0 0 0 0 March 18, 1903 January 25, 2005 101 years, 313 days
William Brown Great Britain Athletics 1908 London 0 0 0 0 December 7, 1878 August 25, 1980 101 years, 262 days
Albert Öberg Sweden Athletics 1912 Stockholm 0 0 0 0 August 24, 1888 May 12, 1990 101 years, 261 days
Alida van den Bos Netherlands Athletics 1928 Amsterdam 1 0 0 1 January 18, 1902 July 16, 2003 101 years, 179 days
Johnny Gibson United States Athletics 1928 Amsterdam 0 0 0 0 July 3, 1905 December 29, 2006 101 years, 179 days
Mario Becerril Mexico Equestrian 1952 Helsinki 0 0 0 0 August 5, 1917 Still living 101 years, 132 days
Donnell Young United States Athletics 1912 Stockholm 0 0 0 0 April 25, 1888 July 28, 1989 101 years, 94 days
Talat Tunçalp Turkey Cycling 1936 Berlin, 1948 London 0 0 0 0 October 1, 1915 January 1, 2017 101 years, 92 days
Louis Sparre Sweden Fencing 1912 Stockholm 0 0 0 0 August 3, 1863 October 26, 1964 101 years, 84 days
Juan Reccius Chile Athletics 1928 Amsterdam 0 0 0 0 April 9, 1911 June 29, 2012 101 years, 81 days
Bill Lucas Great Britain Athletics 1948 London 0 0 0 0 January 16, 1917 March 22, 2018 101 years, 65 days
Joe Tierney United States Athletics 1928 Amsterdam 0 0 0 0 February 8, 1903 April 8, 2004 101 years, 60 days
Dan Ormsbee United States Art competitions 1932 Los Angeles 0 0 0 0 March 4, 1884 April 3, 1985 101 years, 30 days
Luis Oliva Argentina Athletics 1932 Los Angeles, 1936 Berlin 0 0 0 0 June 21, 1908 June 30, 2009 101 years, 9 days
Jos Romersa Luxembourg Gymnastics 1936 Berlin 0 0 0 0 November 1, 1915 November 6, 2016 101 years, 5 days
Leon Štukelj Yugoslavia Gymnastics 1924 Paris, 1928 Amsterdam, 1936 Berlin 3 1 2 6 November 12, 1898 November 8, 1999 100 years, 361 days
Hanna Olsen Sweden Fencing 1924 Paris, 1928 Amsterdam 0 0 0 0 June 23, 1889 June 10, 1990 100 years, 352 days
Edmund Reitter Austria Art competitions 1948 London 0 0 0 0 April 21, 1904 March 15, 2005 100 years, 328 days
Evelyn Furtsch United States Athletics 1932 Los Angeles 1 0 0 1 April 17, 1914 March 5, 2015 100 years, 322 days
Attilio Pavesi Italy Cycling 1932 Los Angeles 1 0 0 1 October 1, 1910 August 2, 2011 100 years, 305 days
Bruce Bennett United States Athletics 1928 Amsterdam 0 1 0 1 May 19, 1906 February 24, 2007 100 years, 281 days
Jean Elichagaray France Rowing 1912 Stockholm 0 0 0 0 September 3, 1886 June 8, 1987 100 years, 278 days
Nic Roeser Luxembourg Gymnastics 1928 Amsterdam 0 0 0 0 November 8, 1896 July 27, 1997 100 years, 261 days
Émile Allais France Alpine skiing 1936 Garmisch-Partenkirchen 0 0 1 1 Febraury 25, 1912 October 17, 2012 100 years, 235 days
Feroze Khan India Field hockey 1928 Amsterdam 1 0 0 1 September 9, 1904 April 20, 2005 100 years, 223 days
Gustav Lantschner Germany Alpine skiing 1936 Garmisch-Partenkirchen 0 1 0 1 August 12, 1910 March 19, 2011 100 years, 219 days
Erik Herseth Norway Sailing 1920 Antwerp 1 0 0 1 July 9, 1892 January 28, 1993 100 years, 203 days
Olga Törös Hungary Gymnastics 1936 Berlin 0 0 1 1 August 4, 1914 February 16, 2015 100 years, 196 days
Ettore Perego Italy Gymnastics 1948 London 0 0 0 0 April 11, 1913 October 23, 2013 100 years, 195 days
Otto von Müller Germany Tennis 1912 Stockholm 0 0 0 0 October 17, 1875 April 2, 1976 100 years, 168 days
Frans De Blaes Belgium Canoeing 1936 Berlin 0 0 0 0 September 17, 1909 February 27, 2010 100 years, 163 days
Edvin Wide Sweden Athletics 1920 Antwerp, 1924 Paris, 1928 Amsterdam 0 1 4 5 February 22, 1896 June 19, 1996 100 years, 118 days
Durward Knowles Bahamas, Great Britain Sailing 1948 London, 1952 Helsinki, 1956 Melbourne, 1960 Rome, 1964 Tokyo, 1968 Mexico City, 1972 Munich, 1988 Seoul 1 0 1 2 November 2, 1917 February 24, 2018 100 years, 117 days
Enrique Mendizábal Peru Sport shooting 1948 London 0 0 0 0 August 25, 1918 Still living 100 years, 112 days
João Havelange Brazil Swimming, water polo 1936 Berlin, 1952 Helsinki 0 0 0 0 May 8, 1916 August 16, 2016 100 years, 95 days
Kai Jensen Denmark Athletics 1924 Paris 0 0 0 0 February 25, 1897 May 31, 1997 100 years, 95 days
Fred Zebouni Lebanon Sailing 1960 Rome 0 0 0 0 January 27, 1914 April 27, 1914 100 years, 90 days
John Dellert United States Gymnastics 1904 St. Louis 0 0 0 0 November 18, 1884 February 3, 1985 100 years, 77 days
Godfrey Rampling Great Britain Athletics 1932 Los Angeles, 1936 Berlin 1 1 0 2 May 14, 1909 June 20, 2009 100 years, 37 days
Henning Larsen Denmark Athletics 1948 London 0 0 0 0 December 12, 1910 January 11, 2011 100 years, 30 days
Rie de Balbian Verster-Bolderhey Netherlands Art competitions 1928 Amsterdam 0 0 0 0 February 25, 1890 March 12, 1990 100 years, 15 days
Shunpei Uto Japan Swimming 1936 Berlin 0 1 1 2 December 1, 1918 Still living 100 years, 14 days
Bruno Frietsch Finland Shooting 1936 Berlin 0 0 0 0 December 2, 1896 December 9, 1996 100 years, 7 days

Historical List of Centenarians among Olympic Alternates and Demonstration Event Competitors

Olympian Country Sport Olympic year(s) Date of birth Date of death Age Notes
Mien Schopman-Klaver Netherlands Athletics 1932 Los Angeles February 26, 1911 July 10, 2018 107 years, 134 days Alternate on the 4x100 metre relay team
Arthur Marshall Great Britain Athletics 1924 Paris December 4, 1903 March 16, 2007 103 years, 102 days Alternate on the 4x100 metre relay team
Karlo Hansen Denmark Field hockey 1920 Antwerp August 3, 1890 November 23, 1990 100 years, 112 days Alternate on the men's hockey team
Norman Vaughan United States Sled dog race 1932 Lake Placid December 19, 1905 December 23, 2005 100 years, 4 days Demonstration event

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