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NEW ZEALAND OLYMPIC COMMITTEE PAYS TRIBUTE TO OLYMPIAN #514 - SIR MARK TODD

One of New Zealand’s greatest Olympians, Sir Mark Todd has announced his retirement today.

The eight-time Olympian and five-time medallist jumped into New Zealand sporting history winning gold at the Los Angeles Olympic Games 1984 with Charisma, backing it up four years later at Seoul 1988.

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“Todd for Two and Two for Todd and” has gone down as one of our greatest Olympic moments and we thank Sir Mark for the incredible contribution he has made to New Zealand’s history,” said New Zealand Olympic Committee CEO Kereyn Smith this morning.

“Two gold medals, three bronze, seven games and an Olympic career spanning 32 years is outstanding,” she continued. “More over, Sir Mark epitomised the New Zealand sporting spirit with his generosity, commitment and humble approach to his international success.” 

She also acknowledged Todd’s selection to New Zealand’s 1980 Moscow Team. “The boycott prevented Sir Mark from attending what would have been his first games and would have increased his games tally to nine.” 

Sir Mark announced his retirement at the Camphire International Horse Trials in Ireland, going out on a high as part of the Kiwi team to win the Nations’ Cup at the event.

The FEI Rider of the 20th Century can lay claim to a haul of victories including two individual gold medals from the Olympic Games, four Badminton titles, five Burghley crowns and more. He has competed at seven Olympic Games for New Zealand, including two where he rode in both showjumping and eventing; and a run of World Equestrian Games where he was on two gold medal-winning teams.


ABOUT SIR MARK’S OLYMPIC HISTORY

Olympians Attending Multiple Olympic Games – MOST GAMES

  • Eight Olympic Games - Mark Todd- Equestrian (1984, 1988, 1992, 1996*, 2000, 2008, 2012, 2016)

(* Mark Todd was accredited to the Team however an injury for his horse prevented him from competing. Mark Todd was selected for Moscow 1980 but did not attend)

OLDEST MEDALLIST - Male - Mark Todd (56 years, 4 months, 26 days) - 2012 London, Equestrian: Bronze

FLAG BEARER – 1992 Barcelona

MOST SUCCESSFUL MEDALISTS

Name

Discipline

Games

Gold

Silver

Bronze

TOTAL

Ian Ferguson

Canoe/Kayak

1984, 1988

4

1

 

5

Paul MacDonald

Canoe/Kayak

1984, 1988

3

1

1

5

Mark Todd

Equestrian

1984, 1988, 2000, 2012

2

 

3

5

Blyth Tait

Equestrian

1992, 1996

1

1

2

4

 

 

Sport 

Games

Event

Medal

 

Equestrian

1984 Los Angeles

Eventing: Individual

1 Gold – Individual

Equestrian

1988 Seoul

Eventing: Team & idv

1 Gold - Idv, 1 Bronze - Team

Equestrian

1992 Barcelona

Eventing: Team & idv

   

Equestrian

1996 Atlanta

Eventing: Individual DNS

   

Equestrian

2000 Sydney

Eventing: Team & idv

1 Bronze - Individual

Equestrian

2004 Athens

Eventing: Team & idv

   

Equestrian

2008 Beijing

Eventing: Team & Idv

   

Equestrian

2012 London

Eventing: Team & Idv

1 Bronze - Team

Equestrian

2016 Rio

Eventing: Team & idv

   

 

AGE AT FIRST GAMES  - 28years,4months,27day

AGE AT LAST GAMES - 60 Years, 5 Months, 4 Days
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Los Angeles 1984 Seoul 1988 Rio 2016 London 2012 Barcelona 1992 Atlanta 1996 Sydney 2000 Beijing 2008 Olympic Summer Games Mark Todd Equestrian - Eventing
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