Alina Zagitova, Chloe Kim and 6 More Olympics Medalists Under 17

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Russian figure skater Alina Zagitova won gold and made history as the youngest gold medalist in the Women’s Singles event.

Here’s the list of athletes younger than 17 who won medals during Olympic Games of all time.

Dominique Moceanu, 14

Dominique was the youngest member of the “Magnificent Seven,” the 1996 U.S. women’s gymnastics team. She became the youngest U.S. gymnast to ever win an Olympic gold medal.

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Alina Zagitova, 15

15-year-old Alina Zagitova won the first gold medal for the Olympic Athletes from Russia in the ladies’ free skate in PyeongChang, 2018.

She is one of two Olympic athletes to win two medals before the age of 15.

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Source: Chang W. Lee/The New York Times

Tara Lipinski, 15

Tara and former figure skater, Johnny Weir, are the ultimate dynamic duo at the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics, serving as the lead commentators for NBC’s men’s singles, ladies’ singles and pairs skating.

But before this gig, Tara made history and became the youngest world champion in figure skating history at the 1998 Nagano Olympics in Japan.

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Source: ftw.usatoday.com

Kyla Ross, 15

Kyla was the youngest member of the “Fierce Five” which also included Jordyn Wieber, Gabby Douglas, Aly Raisman, and McKayla Maroney. Together, they won a gold at the London 2012 Olympic Games.

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Source: REUTERS/Brian Snyder

Gabby Douglas, 16

At just 16 years old, Gabby became the first U.S. gymnast to win gold in both the Olympic all-around and team competitions and the first African-American gymnast to become Olympic all-around champion.

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Source: BEN STANSALL/AFP/Getty Images

Chloe Kim, 17

Chloe Kim, US teenager who made history at Winter Olympics when she won a gold medal at just 17 as that makes her is the youngest female snowboarder to win an Olympic medal.

Kim earned a whopping 93.75 in her first run in the women’s halfpipe finals that included a frontside 1080 (or three full rotations in the air) and front 900 with a tail grab.

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Source: David Ramos/Getty Images

Red Gerard, 17

The 17-year-old Red Gerard overslept after a late night of bingeing Brooklyn Nine-Nine, ignoring the alarm he had set.

Despite that morning incident, Gerard still won a gold medal, the first for a U.S. team at this year’s Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang.

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Source: ANDREAS RENTZ/GETTY IMAGES

Michelle Kwan, 17

It’s hard to believe, but it’s already been 20 years since Michelle won the silver medal at the Nagano 1998 Olympics.

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Source: Getty Imags

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