Oldest Olympic gold medallist
Oscar Swahn
64, 258 year(s):day(s)
Sweden (Stockholm)

Oscar Swahn (Sweden) was in the winning Running Deer shooting team at the 1912 Olympic Games in Stockholm, Sweden, aged 64 years 258 days on 4 July 1912. In 1920, at the Antwerp Olympics, Belgium, he became the oldest silver medalist in this event at 72 years 280 days on 26 July.

He was born on 20 October 1847 in Tanum, Sweden and died on 1 May 1927.

He won his first gold medal at the 1908 Olympic Games held in London and returned to the following two Games to eventually win three gold, one silver and two bronze medals.