No Olympic Record for Hiroshi Hoketsu

Japanese dressage rider Hiroshi Hoketsu will not be able to compete at this year’s Olympic games and has to give up his dream. The 75-year-old couldn’t qualify for the Olympic Games since his horse wasn’t fit enough. Last year he bought Brioni W from Wolfram Wittig. Hoketsu, who competed with the mare Whisper at the London Olympic Games, now would have been the oldest athlete ever to compete at the Olympic Games. He already attended the 1964 Olympic Games in Tokio. At this moment, Swedish Oscar Swahn holds the record, in 1920, he competed at the age of 72.