We profile ten sporting prodigies who not only hit the Olympic stage at an age where most youngsters are beginning to understand their sports, but win at the Olympic Games.
Greek gymnast Dimitros Loundras was only 10 years and 218 days old when he competed in the 1896 Olympic Games in Athens, Greece. The young athlete was part of the Ethnikos Gymnastikos Syllogos, whose gymnasts represented Greece at the team parallel bars event.
They would go on to win the bronze medal at the event, with Loundras the youngest ever awardee of an Olympic medal 3 months shy of his 11th birthday.
Loundras remains, to this day, the youngest ever awardee of any Olympic medal. The 1896-born gymnast passed away in 1971.