A decades-long trend in women’s artistic gymnastics will hit a milestone at the Tokyo Olympics.
For the first time since 1968, there will be more non-teens than teens competing.
For the 97* women currently on the entry list, the median age is 21 years on the day of the Opening Ceremony (July 23). That’s a huge jump from 2016, when the median was 19 years, seven months, according to Bill Mallon of Olympedia.org and the OlyMADMen.
Similarly, the mean is at its highest since 1964. The average age for Tokyo is 21 years, 11 months. The average age in 2016 was 20 years, 9 months. Read More