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Special athletes at London 2012 Olympic Games (4)

People's Daily Online)  09:10, August 17, 2012

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Hiroshi Hoketsu – The oldest athlete in Olympic history
On Aug 12, 2012, the oldest athlete in the 92-year Olympic history showed on stage in London. Hiroshi Hoketsu joined the Equestrian Individual Dressage match at the London 2012 Olympic Games. To this 71-year-old athlete, what keeps him going is not his eagerness towards the gold but the enthusiasm towards sports. He took part in Olympics in 1964 for the first time but only received the 40th place. He kept trying and failed in the pre-qualification match for the Olympics for many years. Finally in 2008 and 2012, he is seen in the Olympic Games again.

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