Wednesday, 17 August 2016

Mark Todd

This week, I wrote an information report about the great Olympian, Sir Mark James Todd

Mark Todd

Mark Todd has been sitting upon the saddle for 7 Olympic Games and is still going strong. What more could he possibly do?


Sir mark James Todd was born March 1 1956 in Cambridge, New Zealand. As a child he rode at pony club, competed at local shows and developed a great passion for horses. Unfortunately due to his height of 6ft 2, he could not become a jockey, which led him to show jumping. After leaving school, he pursued a career as a farmer but still managed to ride horses and incorporate them into his everyday life. 


In 1988, Mark was voted rider of the 20th century by the international federation for equestrian sports and sports person if the year. He participated in the Olympic Games of 1984 ,1988,1992,2000,2008 and 2012. In 1984, he won gold, 1988 he won bronze and gold, 1993 he won silver, 2000 he won bronze and in 2012 he won another bronze. This makes a total of 6 medals throughout his Olympic career. Mark Todd is also the winner of the supreme Halberg award and is featured in the New Zealand sports hall of fame. 

At the age of 60 years, mark is still going strong, although recently having troubles during the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro of Brazil. 

Mark Todd is an amazing equestrian and an even better man. 

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