Top 10 Youngest Champions in Sports History for All Time

Posted on March 09, 2019, 1:51 pm
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In every sphere of sporting history, if you want to identify the Youngest Champions in Spors History there will no comparison be started among the presents for an hour or a day-long by supporting each of their favorite players to identify. Because the debate is not happening just in the present era but it comes from long years back from the birth of sport & it becomes irrational. because this criteria to select the Youngest Champions in Sports History will be measured by age of the players.

Top 10 Youngest Champions in Sports History for All Time

Regarding the situation, the researchers are always trying to find the players on the basis of their performance consistency per season, achievements, and age. According to the above-mentioned criteria let’s have a look to some of the Youngest Champions in Sports History for all time.

In the long history of sports, there have born some numerous skilled players for different types of games. Every player has a great contribution in winning any champion’s trophy for a team. Of them, some players can prove themselves as one of the youngest champions in sports history in the world by their performance in the very early age.

Top 10  Youngest Champions in Sports History Ever

The list below is about the top10  youngest champions in sports history ever on the basis of their actual performances, achievements, and ages.

All the players are playing hungrily in both of their clubs as well as in their national teams to achieve the ultimate target; to become the champion among others.

  • Tiger Woods-21 years, 3 months and 14 days
  • Ronnie O ‘Sullivan-17 years, 11 months and 23 days
  • Pele-17 years, 8 months and 6 days
  • Boris Becker-17 years, 7 months and 15 days
  • Shaun Edwards -17 years, 6 months and 11 days
  • Jahangir Khan-17 years, 5 months and 02 days
  • Martina Hingis-15 years, 9 months and 7 days
  • Barbara Jones-15 years and 4 months
  • Ian Thorpe-15 years, 3 months and 2 days
  • Marjorie Gestring-13 years, 8 months and 24 days

10. Tiger Woods (21 years, 3 months and 14 days)

Tiger Woods was started his career in golf in 1996. In his career, he won three consecutive US Amateur titles. At his 21 years of age, he made a historical performance and won 12 strokes that were held by Jack Nicklaus.

When he won the US masters, he has become the youngest player of the tournament in 1997 and tills now considered as the youngest champions in sporting history.

09. Kylian Mbappe (19 years)

The French national team rising playmaker Kylian Mbappe is a newborn phenomenon in the track of football. He is a player with a huge performance in the FIFA World Cup Russia 2018.

His contribution in winning the championship in this tournament was clearly attracting and attacking.

He has scored 4 goals in this tournament where 1 in the final that made a great difference against the runner-up. He has been awarded as the best youngest player of the tournament at the very early age of 19.

He is on the way to becoming the youngest champions in sports history.

08. Ronnie O ‘Sullivan (17 years, 11 months and 23 days)

By making his first century at just 10 years of age, Ronnie O ‘Sullivan first showed his presence by proving his promising greater career.

He has become the youngest player when he was just 15 years old by making a maximum break in tournament play at the English Amateur Championship in March 1991.

After beating Stephen Hendry by 10-6 and winning the UK Championship at 17 years 11 months in 1993, he has become the youngest player ever when he set the snooker scene alight.

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07. Shaun Edwards (17 years, 6 months and 11 days)

The ex English Rugby team captain at league and union Shaun  Edwards was a schoolboy then. He has signed for Wigan for a fee of £35,000 on his 17th birthday.

In the 1984 Challenge Cup Edwards became the youngest player to ever participate in the tournament. He was 17 years old. Four years later Edwards leaded Wigan to victory against Halifax as the team captain.

At 22 he was the young captain and till now considered as the youngest champions in sports history.

06. Jahangir Khan (17 years, 5 months and 02 days)

Jahangir Khan was one of the greatest squash players in the history of it. At his age of just 17, he beat the Australian squash legend Geoff Hunt in 1981 and has become the world’s youngest athlete in this category.

He has won a consecutive 555 matches in his career until he was beaten by Ross Norman in the world open final held in Toulouse, 1986 and till now considered as the youngest champions in sporting history.

 05. Boris Becker (17 years, 7 months and 15 days)

The German tennis legend Boris Becker is mostly known for his achievement at his very early age of 17 with champions title of Queen’s Club in 1985.

In the hundred years of history of tennis, he was the first German to win Wimbledon and that was just at his age of 17. 

At his long career of tennis, he was awarded a historical six Grand Slam singles titles and three Wimbledon titles and till now considered as the youngest champions in sports history.

04. Pele (17 years, 8 months and 6 days)

The former Brazilian world champion and living legend Edson Arantes do Nascimento is popularly known as Pele. In the voting competition arranged by IFFHS, he was won as the World Player of the century and FIFA player of the century award.

But Pele is a legend for his winning of three FIFA World Cups during 1958, 1962 and 1970 for Brazil. At his 17 years of age, he has become the youngest goalscorer in the history of world cup that was held in Sweden.

He has become the youngest player of the world cup finalist after the victory against Sweden and till now considered as the youngest champions in sporting history.

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03. Barbara Jones (15 years and 4 months)

Barbara Jones of United States America is the youngest Olympic medalist in the track and field event. In the summer Olympic of Helsinki held in 1952.

She was awarded a gold medal for her extraordinary performance in the 400-meter track and field event. Her age was then just 15 years and 4 months. 

After winning the medal she has become the youngest athlete in the track and event and tills now considered as the youngest champions in sports history.

02. Ian Thorpe (15 years, 3 months and 2 days)

Ian Thrope was the youngest male of the Australian national swimming team in the history of the continent.

His father was a domestic cricketer but Ian was turned his career with swimming after knowing from his sister.

Thrope beat the biggest rival Grant Hackett at his 15 years of age in the 1998 world championship. In the 400 meters freestyle event Ian has become the youngest swimming champion ever and till now considered as the youngest champions in sporting history.

01. Marjorie Gestring (13 years, 8 months and 24 days)

Marjorie Gestring is the foremost youngest player in the ever history of the sport. She was awarded an Olympic gold medal as for winning at the 3-meter springboard diving in the Summer Olympics-Berlin, Germany in 1936.

When she won the winning medal she was just a 13 years old girl. After winning the gold medal she is remaining as the youngest athlete ever having won an Olympic gold medal and till now considered as the youngest champions in sporting history. She was enlisted into the international swimming hall of fame.  

 

The greatest players are not born in every year. The consistency in performance can make someone one of the greatest soccer players of all-time in the world. But, the youngest champions in sporting history are truly a great achievement.

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