Ian Millar, the Canadian show jumper whose 10 Olympics are more than any other athlete in any sport, has announced his retirement from international competition at the age of 72.
Ian, whose first Olympics was at Munich in 1972 and the last in London in 2012 (Canada joined most Western nations in boycotting the 1980 Games), will focus on coaching and developing young horses.
Throughout his career, he competed at 10 Pan American Games, seven world championships and more than 200 Nations Cups as well as 10 Olympics.
“Representing Canada many times over my career has been my greatest honor,” said Ian, popularly nicknamed ‘Cap’n Canada’. “Each time I wore the red team jacket was very special to me, and the fact that I was able to share this experience with so many great riders is a testament to the quality of horsemen and horsewomen here in our country.”
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