- The prime ages for a lot of your sport shooters is mid-30s to 40s
- In gymnastics, younger athletes are usually the most successful
(CNN)Thirty-six years separate the youngest and oldest US Olympians competing at the games in Rio. Table tennis player Kanak Jha is 16, and equestrian Phillip Dutton is 52. Dutton, who has competed in six Olympics, won his first medal this week in individual eventing.