70-year-old equestrian qualifies for Olympics3/5/2012
Werewolves of London? Nope, that's just Hiroshi Hoketsu, a 70-year-old Japanese equestrian who has qualified for this summer's Olympic Games. The Germany-based Hoketsu, who participated in the 2008 Beijing Olympics at age 67, is undecided about whether or not he'll go. (He's probably checking if there's a 'Matlock' marathon on.) Hoketsu is already Japan's oldest Olympian, and would be competing 48 years after his first appearance at 1964's summer games in Tokyo. He qualified for, but did not compete in, the 1988 Seoul Summer Olympics. Maybe this will be his lucky year - so far he hasn't won a medal.
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Should he go?