August 02, 2012

The oldest olympian: : Hiroshi Hoketsu first competed in the Tokyo olympics in 1964; 48 years later, he is still gives his best in dressage.

posted by rodgerd to olympics at 07:48 PM - 3 comments

Ha! I just came by to post this article. Go Hiroshi!

posted by scully at 09:00 PM on August 02, 2012

"Probably the biggest motivation for me [is to] feel I'm improving." 71 years old and he feels this way, not for a medal, not fame and glory ... I like this guy.

posted by jjzucal at 11:01 PM on August 02, 2012

Guitar virtuoso Andres Segovia was asked why he still practiced three hours a day in his eighties and answered, "I'm beginning to notice a little improvement".

posted by beaverboard at 07:52 AM on August 03, 2012

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