WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — Double equestrian gold medalist Sir Mark Todd will become, at 60, New Zealand's oldest Olympian when he competes at his eighth games in Rio de Janiero in August.
Todd was named Monday as a member of a five-strong New Zealand equestrian team and will compete with Jock Paget, Jonelle Price and Clarke Johnstone in the three-day teams event.
He will be attempting to win his sixth Olympic medal, 32 years after winning his first. Todd won gold medals in the individual event at the 1984 Los Angeles and 1988 Seoul Olympics. He won bronze medals in the teams event at Seoul, in the individual event at the 2000 Sydney games and in the teams event at London in 2012.
Todd is also a double world champion and four-time winner of the Badminton Horse Trials, becoming the oldest-ever winner in 2011.
William Edgar Swinnerton, who was previously New Zealand's oldest Olympic athlete, was 56 when he competed in sailing at the 1956 Melbourne Olympics.
Todd told reporters Monday he is fit and feels little different than when he competed in his first games at 28.
"I love what I'm doing," Todd said. "I'm fortunate that my body has held up to it well and I keep myself in good shape."