Canadian Millar set for 10th Olympic appearance
Fri, 06 Jul 2012 12:53p.m.
Ian Millar, who landed a spot on the Canadian Olympic team for first time in Munich in 1972, was named to the Canadian Olympic team.
When the Olympic Games officially get underway in London on July 27, Millar will officially be a ten time Olympian. The equestrian known as "Captain Canada" will surpass Austrian sailor Hubert Raudaschl and claim the title of most experienced Olympian.
Millar would already own the record for Olympic participation had Canada not joined the U.S.-led boycott of the Moscow 1980 Games after the Soviet Union's invasion of Afganistan the previous year. He attributes his continuing good form to a combination of good genes, diet and exercise, with a daily workout regimen comprising stretching and strength training with a particular focus on core exercises to prevent the lower back injuries so common with showjumpers.
In London, Millar will team with 12-year-old Star Power, a Dutch warmblood gelding. He has no plans to retire after the July 2012 London Games, where he will be aiming to add the one item missing from his resume - Olympic gold.
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