Meet the oldest competitor at the Beijing Olympics

Hiroshi Hoketsu from Japan makes a return to the Olympics 44 years after competing at the 1964 Tokyo Olympics. He is aged 67 and says he “doesn’t feel that old”.

Hiroshi Hoketsu is competing in the equestrian. “Equestrian is not a matter of age,” insists Hoketsu, who says that the horse is more important.

The youngest competitor in the Olympics is a 12 year old swimmer from Cameroon. Dara Torres at 41 years of age also showed the world that age is no barrier to competing in the Olympic games.

Posted by Mike 11 years ago

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georgia - August 10, 2008 @ 5:29 pm

i Hope no one gets hurt during the olympics and good luck to everyone!!!!

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