Equestrian: Todd set for seventh Olympics

Sir Mark Todd. Photo / Libby Law.
Sir Mark Todd. Photo / Libby Law.

A seventh Olympic Games beckons for Kiwi equestrian Mark Todd after finishing fourth at the Badminton Horse Trials in England.

The 60-year-old went clear on his mount Leonidas in the final showjumping phase, but is ruing a poor dressage at the start of the event.

Todd says Leonidas is a horse that is well capable of being up near the lead in the dressage but hasn't put a foot wrong since.

Germany's Michael Jung confirmed his favourtism for Olympic gold with a commanding win to complete the triple crown following wins at Kentucky, and Burghley.

Kiwis Clarke Johnstone, Jock Paget and Jonelle Price finished 5th, 6th and 10th respectively.

Listen: Kiwi equestrian Mark Todd

Mark Todd at the Olympics:
1984 - Gold (Individual)
1988 - Gold (Individual), bronze (team)
1992 - DNF
2000 - Bronze (Individual)
2008 - 17th (Individual)
2012 - 12th (individual), bronze (team).

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