Hiroshi Hoketsu

Japanese equestrian

Hiroshi Hoketsu (法華津 寛, Hoketsu Hiroshi, born March 28, 1941 in Tokyo) is a Japanese athlete. He is best known as an equestrian rider who participated in three Summer Olympic Games.[1]

Hoketsu at Beijing Olympics
In this Japanese name, the family name is Hoketsu.

Hoketsu is the oldest Olympian to compete for Japan.[2] He is the second oldest Olympian after Oscar Swahn who was a 72-year-old Swedish shooter who won bronze medal at the 1920 Summer Olympics in Antwerp.

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  1. "London 2012 Olympics: Japan hoping stage is set for old campaigner Hiroshi Hoketsu's golden age," The Telegraph (UK); excerpt, "... the oldest Olympian to compete at any Games for 92 years. 'The Hope of Old Men', they call him ..."; retrieved 2012-7-20.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Topend Sports Network, "Japan at the Olympics"; retrieved 2012-7-20.
  3. 3.0 3.1 Sports Reference.com (SR/Olympics), "Hiroshi Hoketsu" Archived 2009-03-18 at the Wayback Machine; retrieved 2012-7-20.
  4. Dressage.com, Hiroshi Hoketsu; retrieved 2012-7-20.

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