The Oldest Possibly Living Non-Starters

Over the last two weeks, we have looked at all of the “possibly living” Olympians born before our current Oldest Olympian, Félix Sienra. We now want to complete that list by noting the 12 non-starters that fall into the same category. We do this not only for the sake of completing our previous posts but because, as the example of Dutch 1932 athletics alternate Mien Schopman-Klaver, who died at the age of 107, showed these competitors provide us with important links to Games that are disappearing from living memory and their achievements and sporting legacies are worth celebrating even if they did not actually get to compete at the Olympics. As with our previous posts, we suspect that all of these individuals are in fact deceased, but we simply cannot confirm it to be the case.

Hussein Ezzat, born in 1915, was a member of the Egyptian football squad at the 1936 Berlin Olympics, but did not see any playing time.

Name Birthday Notes
Leonardo Valdés 1912 Alternate for Cuba in the 100 and 200 metres sprints at the 1932 Los Angeles Olympics
Renard Perez December 8 1913 Alternate on Uruguay’s water polo squad at the 1936 Berlin Olympics
José Pescador December 6 1913 Alternate on Uruguay’s water polo squad at the 1936 Berlin Olympics
Shigeo Takagi July 28 1913 Alternate on Japan’s water polo squad at the 1936 Berlin Olympics
Masuzo Maeda June 29 1914 Alternate on Japan’s water polo squad at the 1936 Berlin Olympics
Karel Nejtek December 14 1914 Did not start for Czechoslovakia in boxing’s heavyweight division at the 1936 Berlin Olympics
Marin Novák November 5 1914 Did not start for Czechoslovakia in boxing’s featherweight division at the 1936 Berlin Olympics
Martin Baranovič March 15 1915 Did not start for Czechoslovakia in boxing’s middleweight division at the 1936 Berlin Olympics
Norberto Dick July 4 1915 Alternate on Brazil’s coxed eight squad at the 1936 Berlin Olympics
Hussein Ezzat 1915 Alternate on Egypt’s football team at the 1936 Berlin Olympics
Bruno Loibl March 21 1915 Did not start for Germany in boxing’s middleweight division at the 1936 Berlin Olympics
Ángel Machado October 4 1915 Did not start for Argentina in boxing’s middleweight division at the 1936 Berlin Olympics

This concludes our look into the subject of those that might be contenders for the crown of Oldest Olympian. In a few days, we will move on to new topics, and we very much hope that you will join us!

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