Dimitrios Loundras

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Olympic medal record
Men's Artistic Gymnastics
Bronze 1896 Athens Team parallel bars

Dimitrios Loundras (September 12, 1885 – February 15, 1970)[1] was a Greek gymnast who competed at the 1896 Summer Olympics in Athens. He was the last surviving participant of these Games.

Loundras competed in the team parallel bars event. In that competition, Loundras was a member of the Ethnikos Gymnastikos Syllogos team that placed third of the three teams in the event, giving him a bronze medal. At 10 years 218 days he remains the youngest medalist and competitor in Olympic history, if one discounts the competitors of unknown ages who competed as coxswain in the 1900 Olympics.

Loundras later became an officer in the Hellenic Navy and reached the rank of Rear Admiral. In 1936 he served briefly as prefect of Lesbos Prefecture.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Gjerde, Arild; Jeroen Heijmans; Bill Mallon; Hilary Evans (May 2014). "Dimitrios Loundras Bio, Stats, and Results". Olympics. Sports Reference.com. Retrieved 2014-05-31. 

Wallechinsky, David; Loucky, Jaime (2008). The Complete Book of the Olympics: 2008 Edition. Aurum Press. p. 702. ISBN 978-1-84513-330-6.