Age no barrier for Japan's grandpa goaltender

Age no barrier for Japan's grandpa goaltender

Channel NewsAsia·2018-03-16 18:47

Fukushima, who is competing in his fourth Paralympics in Pyeongchang, shrugs off the suggestion that his age is an impediment to playing at the highest level. (Photo: AFP/Jung Yeon-je)

PYEONGCHANG: At 61, Shinobu Fukushima is the oldest ice hockey player at the Winter Paralympics - but the Japanese goaltender laughs off the suggestion that he might retire any time soon.

Para-ice hockey sees players with leg impairments strapped into double-bladed sledges, and they then use two short sticks to zip around the rink and shoot.


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