93-year-old man trying out for U.S. Olympic table tennis team
93-year-old Bill Guilfoil will participate in USA Table Tennis’s open tryouts for the 2016 Rio Olympics.
Guilfoil, an avid player who resides in Kansas, lost in the first round of the 2012 Olympic qualifiers and is back for more. He’ll participate in trials Feb. 4–7 in Greensboro, N.C., from which the top four players advance to a North American qualifier set for April. He confirmed his plans to compete once more on Friday.
Guilfoil has played table tennis since age 13 and owns a lifetime USA Table Tennis membership, his publicist told NBC Sports.
The trials are open to all members of USA Table Tennis who pay a fee.
If he makes it, he’ll become the oldest Olympian in the history of the games. As evidenced by the video below, he’s pretty good.
Good luck, Bill.