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Andrew hoy and Browning 100m: how Andrew Hoy boosts Australia into team silver after cross-country.
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Andrew Hoy, is officially set to compete in his eighth Olympics this summer in Tokyo, which is an Australian record.
The 62-year-old will become just the 13th Olympic athlete ever to compete in the Olympics eight times.
In the 100m between Andrew hoy and Browning , a native of Culcairn, New South Wales, helped Australia capture three consecutive gold medals in team eventing from 1992 to 2000. He also won a silver medal in individual eventing during the 2000 Summer Olympics in Sydney.
“To represent Australia at international level over so many years has been the greatest privilege and honour of my life,” said Hoy. “I have never set out to break records on my number of Olympic Games participations – I am just a country boy from Culcairn, who loves his horses, has a huge passion for our sport and thrives on being competitive at the top end.
Andrew hoy said “I have been fortunate to have had wonderful support from so many people over the years, as you can never do this alone. It is a huge team effort and I am so grateful for everyone´s support.”
Despite this being Hoy’s eighth trip to the Olympics, he surprisingly won’t be the oldest rider on Australia’s equestrian team. That honor will go to Mary Hanna, who turned 66 in December. This will be Hanna’s sixth Olympic appearance after making her debut at the 1996 Summer Olympics in Atlanta.
“He’s just the most phenomenal horse across country,” Andrew said of the 12-year-old Jaguar Mail son. “Right up until the time I was stopped it was really good. I ride him in the same bridle and bit in all three phases, and he’s so on the ball and focused.
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“When I was stopped, the cooling system was absolutely excellent – until I got under the tent I could feel the temperature rising all the time. It’s a very good barometer for me as to what the horse is doing, when you are galloping you have wind on your face and body so you stay very cool. As soon as you stop you don’t have that wind and so your temperature rises.”