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Ten at ten | 10 sports stars who
Age couldn't stop

Good wine just gets better with age - and that goes for many athletes too!

Today the Czech ice hockey legend Jaromir Jagr (1450 NHL games, 698 goals) celebrates his 42nd birthday. And that as an active participant in the Olympic Games in Sochi!

Jagr is fighting for a medal with his national team. As a high performer at the age of 42. Again and again there are stars who, at an advanced age for athletes, still perform at their best.

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TODAY: 10 sports stars that age couldn't stop.

1. Ole Einar Björndalen

Seven Olympic gold medals and 19 world championship titles - but the Norwegian never gets enough. Even at the age of 40, the biathlon legend is still on the world's trails. In Sochi he won his seventh Olympic gold in the sprint!

2. Jens Voigt

The professional cyclist is now 42 years old - and still active. He has now ridden the Tour de France 16 times!

3. Scott Baird

The American curler Scott Baird won Olympic gold in Turin in 2006. He was 54 years old then.

4. Edwin van der Sar

The Dutchman is the oldest player to have ever played in a Champions League final. At the age of 40 years and seven months, the then ManUnited goalkeeper failed in 2011 at FC Barcelona (1: 3). It was also the last professional game for the Dutchman.

5. Roger Milla

The Cameroonian became known worldwide when he made a significant contribution to the surprising quarter-finals of the Africans at the World Cup in Italy in 1990. He ended his active career in Indonesia in 1996 at the age of 44.

6. Bernard Hopkins

He still struck powerfully at the age of 48: On March 9, 2013, Bernard Hopkins became the oldest boxing world champion in history by winning the IBF World Championship.

7. Uli Stein

Keeper Uli Stein ended his active career (apart from minor comebacks for lower-class teams) in 1997 at the age of 42 with Armina Bielefeld, with whom he had previously made promotion to the Bundesliga. Stein had his most successful time at HSV, with whom he won the European Cup in 1983.

8. Ryan Giggs

The Welshman is 40 years old and still plays for Manchester United. He was featured in both the Premier and the Champions League this season, where he is the sole record holder with 145 games.

9. Klaus Fichtel

Ex-Schalke and Werder professional, known as "Tanne", was the oldest active Bundesliga player to date. At the age of 43 years, six months and three days, he played his last Bundesliga game in May 1988.

10. Jeannie Longo-Ciprelli

The 13-time world champion (54) and thus the most successful cyclist of all time still drives street races today.

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