Hiroshi Hoketsu prepares his horse for competition
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Oldest 2012 Olympic athlete - aged 71

1 August 2012 Last updated at 06:39 BST

A Japanese Olympian is proving age does not matter when it comes to sporting success.

Hiroshi Hoketsu is the oldest competitor taking part in the London Games - aged 71.

He will compete for Japan in the Equestrian events.

David Eades reports.