They say that age is just a number, and these athletes prove that the saying is indeed true. Checkout these old athletes who are still competing in Professional Sports.
Zhiwen “Juanito” He: The 54-year-old Spaniard is a left-handed Table Tennis who played in the Rio Olympics.
Watch: Zhiwen He in action
Kazuyoshi Miura: 49 years (still playing). Miura is the world’s oldest professional football player. Plays for Yokohama FC in Japan.
Watch: Kazuyoshi Miura scoring a goal.
Martina Navratilova was 49 years when she retired from professional tennis.
Watch: Martina paired with Leander Paes at US Open 2004
Raja Maharaj Singh: Singh played his first, and only, cricket match at the old age of 72. Mr. Singh was the Governor of Bombay (now known as Mumbai). The governor’s team played against a team known as the “Commonwealth XI”, where Singh only participated on the first day of the multi-day game.
English professional cricketer Wilfred Rhodes (played tests) retired at the age of 52 years.
Saoul Mamby: Was into professional boxing. At age 60 in 2008, he fought with boxer Anthony Osbourne. Although Mamby lost the match, he took Osbourne all the way to the tenth round.
Mixed Martial Arts (MMA)
Skip Hall: oldest man to ever participate in a professional mixed martial arts (MMA) event. At 64 years old, Hall finally retired in 2009.
Albert Beckles: He not only competed in a bodybuilding competition at age 61, but won it.
Robert Jaworski: 52 years of age (still playing). Robert played professional basketball in Philippines from 1975-1998.
Gordie Howe: Played professional ice skates (). He was 52 years old when he hung up his skates for good.
Satchel Paige: Satchel Paige He is a legend in the world of baseball Played professional baseball. Was 59 years of age when he retired.
Gary Player: 80 years old, Gary is formally retired from professional golf but plays in the Annual Masters Par-Three Contest at Augusta National. Famous for his fitness regimen, Player still does 1,000 sit-ups per day except on days he has to travel.