Hiroshi Hoketsu Facts
Japanese equestrian rider and Oldest Olympian
- Hiroshi Hoketsu is an Japanese equestrian rider.
- He was born on March 28, 1941 in Tokyo.
- He first appeared in 1964 Summer Olympics and finished 40th in show jumping.
- He qualified for the 1988 Summer Olympics, but was unable to compete when his horse was quarantined.
- He was the oldest athlete in the 2008 Summer Olympics.
- He is the oldest Olympian to ever compete for Japan, and is the second oldest Olympian to compete ever.
- He is appearing in 2012 Summer Olympics in individual dressage.
- He is nicknamed the 'hope for old men'.