The youngest individual Olympic gold medallist is Marjorie Gestring of the US. She was 13 years and 268 days old when she won the gold at the 1936 Berlin Olympics, in the 3-metre springboard diving event. Her victory was watched by Adolf Hitler. As the 1940 and 1944 games were not held due to WWII, she didn�t get a chance to defend her title. She came back in the 1948 London Olympics. Danish swimmer Inge Sorensen won the bronze in the 200-m breaststroke, aged 12 years, 24 days. She remains the youngest ever competitor to win an Olympic medal in an individual event.