YOU GOTTA love Hiroshi Hoketsu.
The 71-year-old equestrian, who competes for Japan, is the oldest Olympian at the Games.
On Thursday, he and his horse, Whisper, competed in the Grand Prix dressage event at Greenwich Park.
Hoketsu and his 15-year-old mare scored 68.72 percent, placing them out of medal contention.
"I made two or three mistakes, which I shouldn't have," he said.
The London Games are Hoketsu's third Olympics. He debuted in the 1964 Tokyo Games and also competed in 2008 in Beijing.
Why the lull between Games?
After Tokyo, Hoketsu earned a degree from Duke University and pursued a business career in Japan. He started competing again after he retired.