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93-year-old to compete in U.S. Olympic table tennis trials

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Bill Guilfoil is not about to become the oldest Olympian of all time, but the 93-year-old will be competing in his second straight U.S. Olympic table tennis trials next month.

“Table tennis is a lifetime sport,” Guilfoil said in a phone interview. “I feel good. Here I am at my age, and I don’t have any back problems or shoulder problems.”

Guilfoil, a Kansan who lost in the first round of qualifying at the February 2012 Olympic trials, is eligible to compete with the best players in the nation because the trials are open to everyone that pays the entry fee and is a good-standing member of USA Table Tennis.

The trials are Feb. 4-7 in Greensboro, N.C., but nobody makes the Olympic team at the event.

The top four men’s and women’s singles players advance to a North American Olympic qualifier in Toronto in April.

“I’m not expecting a miracle or anything,” said Guilfoil, who has family in North Carolina. “It’s like a little vacation.”

Guilfoil, who has been playing table tennis since age 13, owns a lifetime USA Table Tennis membership. He said he’s also played tennis, including nearly 60 years ago against Alex Olmedo, who went on to win Wimbledon in 1959.

Guilfoil wasn’t sure if he would be able to participate in the Olympic trials in late December but was confirmed as an entry during a phone call with USA Table Tennis on Friday, the organization said.

He said he spoke with Kansas City Royals Hall of Famer George Brett before the 2012 trials, telling Brett, “I don’t want to be a celebrity.”

MORE: First athlete makes 2016 Olympic table tennis team

Winter Olympics: What to watch/stream

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After two and a half weeks of brilliant sport, the 2018 PyeongChang Olympics will officially close.

NBCOlympics.com: How to watch the Closing Ceremony

The Winter Olympics have born witness to some truly remarkable events, from Ester Ledecka winning two gold medals in two different sports to Team USA’s improbable curling run.

Jessie Diggins, who won the U.S.’s first cross-country Olympic gold with teammate Kikkan Randall, will be the flag bearer for the United States.

Join Terry Gannon, Tara Lipinski, and Johnny Weir as they host the Closing Ceremony on TV and online at primetime.

Stream Here 8:00p.m. EST / 5:00p.m. PST

All of the figure skating firsts from PyeongChang 2018

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History was made in PyeongChang in all sorts of ways, but the U.S. figure skaters put their name in the books at these Winter Games.

Here’s a look at all the ways figure skaters from Team USA pushed the sport forward in 2018.

Nathan Chen is the first skater to hit five clean quads in a free skate at the Olympics

Nathan Chen was disappointed in his short program, where he took a few unexpected tumbles. With medal contention seeming out of the picture, Chen was able to freely skate without pressure.

Despite missing his first quad attempt, Chen nailed the subsequent five to move all the way up to fifth place.

Mirai Nagasu is the first U.S. woman to do a triple Axel at the Olympics

It was this moment that really put the Americans in medal contention for the team event. A move rarely done by any competitors at all, Nagasu laid it all on the line and perfectly executed her triple Axel.

Watch all the figure skating firsts by clicking here