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Professional sports are for the young. The average pro athlete retires by the time they’re in their early 30s – mostly because all the younger players have the edge. But, in every sport, there’s a Guinness Book world record breaker. An athlete who outlasts all others and beats the odds by being the oldest to compete on a professional level. Here’s a list of sports stars (some you may not have even heard of) who hung in there WAY beyond the average – making them heroes in any book…
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Oldest Table Tennis Player

Dorothy de Low (97)
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Oldest Waterskier

Edith Murphy (92)
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Oldest Gymnast

Johanna Quaas (91)
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Oldest Skier

Christoph Wieser (88)
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Oldest Polo Player

Armando Klabin (83)
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Oldest Wakeboarder

Linda Brown (63)
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Oldest Canoeist

Kent Ford (63)
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Oldest X Games Athlete

Angelika Castaneda (53)
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Oldest Olympic Medalist

Dara Torres (41)
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Oldest Racing Car Champion

Turismo Carretera (79)
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Oldest Bicycle Racer

Jeannie Longo (48)
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Oldest MMA Fighter

Skip Hall (64)
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Oldest Boxer

Steve Ward (60)
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Oldest PGA Golfer

Gary Player (80 and still active!)
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Oldest Tennis Player

Martina Navratilova (49)
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Oldest NHL Player

Gordie Howe (52)
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Oldest NBA Player

Nat Hickey (46)
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Oldest NFL Player

George Blanda (49)
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Oldest MLB Player

Jamie Moyer (49)
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