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Mexican prince eyes title as oldest Winter Olympian ever

The Winter Olympic Games will officially commence in 2018, but there is at least one Olympian who has already scored an impressive title.

Prince Hubertus von Hohenlohe -- a skier, photographer, pop singer and a German prince who races for Mexico -- was dubbed the "Most Interesting Olympian in the World" in 2014.

Now, he wants to return to the games next year to become the oldest Winter Olympian ever.

"I'm trying hard to qualify," the 58-year-old told reporters in an Olympic Channel interview. "If I'm there, it would be amazing. If I'm not there, I tried hard to fulfill my dream to be the oldest, and beat the guy that was a curling guy from Sweden."

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SOCHI, RUSSIA - FEBRUARY 22: Prince Hubertus Von Hohenlohe reacts after crashing out in first run during the Men's Slalom during day 15 of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics at Rosa Khutor Alpine Center on February 22, 2014 in Sochi, Russia. (Photo by John Berry/Getty Images)
SOCHI, RUSSIA - FEBRUARY 22: Prince Hubertus Von Hohenlohe reacts after crashing out in first run during the Men's Slalom during day 15 of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics at Rosa Khutor Alpine Center on February 22, 2014 in Sochi, Russia. (Photo by John Berry/Getty Images)
SOCHI, RUSSIA - FEBRUARY 22: Prince Hubertus Von Hohenlohe reacts after crashing out in first run during the Men's Slalom during day 15 of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics at Rosa Khutor Alpine Center on February 22, 2014 in Sochi, Russia. (Photo by John Berry/Getty Images)
SOCHI, RUSSIA - FEBRUARY 22: Prince Hubertus Von Hohenlohe reacts after crashing out in first run during the Men's Slalom during day 15 of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics at Rosa Khutor Alpine Center on February 22, 2014 in Sochi, Russia. (Photo by John Berry/Getty Images)
SOCHI, RUSSIA - FEBRUARY 22: Prince Hubertus Von Hohenlohe reacts after crashing out in first run during the Men's Slalom during day 15 of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics at Rosa Khutor Alpine Center on February 22, 2014 in Sochi, Russia. (Photo by John Berry/Getty Images)
SOCHI, RUSSIA - FEBRUARY 22: Prince Hubertus Von Hohenlohe reacts after crashing out in first run during the Men's Slalom during day 15 of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics at Rosa Khutor Alpine Center on February 22, 2014 in Sochi, Russia. (Photo by John Berry/Getty Images)
SOCHI, RUSSIA - FEBRUARY 22: Prince Hubertus Von Hohenlohe reacts after crashing out in first run during the Men's Slalom during day 15 of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics at Rosa Khutor Alpine Center on February 22, 2014 in Sochi, Russia. (Photo by John Berry/Getty Images)
SOCHI, RUSSIA - FEBRUARY 17: Prince Hubertus Von Hohenlohe aka Prince of Mexico talks with King Constantine of Greece during the Figure Skating Ice Dance Free Dance on Day 10 of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics at Iceberg Skating Palace on February 17, 2014 in Sochi, Russia. (Photo by John Berry/Getty Images)
SOCHI, RUSSIA - FEBRUARY 17: Prince Hubertus Von Hohenlohe aka Prince of Mexico talks with King Constantine of Greece during the Figure Skating Ice Dance Free Dance on Day 10 of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics at Iceberg Skating Palace on February 17, 2014 in Sochi, Russia. (Photo by John Berry/Getty Images)
SOCHI, RUSSIA - FEBRUARY 17: Hubertus Von Hohenlohe aka Prince of Mexico attends the Figure Skating Ice Dance Free Dance on Day 10 of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics at Iceberg Skating Palace on February 17, 2014 in Sochi, Russia. (Photo by John Berry/Getty Images)
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The slalom skier is Mexico's sole competitor in these games.

He made his Olympic debut in the 1984 Sarajevo Olympics and raced at his sixth Olympics 30 years later -- where he was the second oldest Winter Olympian in history.

He hit the slopes in a mariachi-themed suit but wasn't able to his complete his first slalom run after falling while competing.

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As the second-oldest Winter Olympian ever, Hohenlohe follows behind Carl August Kronlund, who earned a silver medal at age 58 during the 1924 Chamonix Winter Games.

Because the qualification process for Alpine skiing is easier in relation to other sports, Hohenlohe will be able to compete in the 2018 Olympics when he turns 59, becoming the oldest Winter Olympian in history.

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