62-year-old Australian Hoy becomes oldest Olympic medallist since 1968


Australian Andrew Hoy has become the oldest Olympic medallist since 1968 after he took silver in the equestrian eventing team competition on Monday at the Tokyo Games.

It was the 62-year-old’s fifth Olympic medal in total — three of them gold — but his first since Sydney 2000.

Hoy also followed up soon after with bronze in the eventing individual competition.

Reacting, Hoy, whose first Olympic medal stretches back to 1992 said “I’m grateful people can still say how old I am because when I started in the sport I used to be proud of being the youngest person in the team,”

“When people meet me in the village they say, ‘Hey, so what do you do? Are you an official?’

“And I say, ‘Well, I’m an athlete.” He added.

 Meanwhile, Hoy is still not older than Switzerland’s Louis Noverraz, who won silver in sailing at age 66 at the 1968 Mexico City Games.




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