Olympic equestrian

I got a chance to watch London Olympics 2012 this morning. Of course it was just a live satellite tv broadcast. But how i wish i’m in London right now to watch the Olympics live in person. Anyway, as i was saying, i was able to watch the equestrian competition. I admire the players especially the women. They show their strength and skills in riding and leading their horses. I also like their outfit, i read some of them are wearing the tailored sportsman riding apparel.

By the way let me share some trivia:

  • Women first participated in Olympic Eventing at the Helsinki 1952 Games.
  • At the Olympic Games horses must be at least eight-years-old for Dressage and Eventing, and nine-years-old for Jumping.
  • Canada’s Ian Millar won silver in the Team Jumping at the Beijing 2008 Games. The 61-year-old athlete was the oldest medallist at the Beijing 2008 Games.
  • The cross-country course in Eventing is between 5,700 and 6,840m long.
  • Equestrian is the only Olympic sport in which men and women compete against each other on equal terms.
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