• Kyodo

  • SHARE

Japan’s 75-year-old equestrian Hiroshi Hoketsu will not be competing in this summer’s Rio de Janeiro Olympics after he was unable to meet the criteria to join a qualifying trial for the Japanese team, Kyodo News learned Tuesday.

Hoketsu, who made his Olympic debut in Tokyo in 1964 and was the oldest athlete to compete in the 2012 London Games at the Japanese record of 71, has been training in the Netherlands and Germany but hadn’t been able to take part in competitions after his horse fell ill.

In a time of both misinformation and too much information, quality journalism is more crucial than ever.
By subscribing, you can help us get the story right.

SUBSCRIBE NOW

PHOTO GALLERY (CLICK TO ENLARGE)