Whether it’s football, tennis or darts, everyone has a favourite sport. However, very few are fortunate enough to play their top sport for a living. There’s a common belief that anyone who wants to professionally succeed in sport needs to start young, but is that true?
We’ve analysed the ages of male and female winners in key tournaments across various sports. Take a look below to see the average age for success in some of the world’s favourite sports, and hover overtap on the bars to see the difference between male and female winners.