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Canadian equestrian Ian Millar rides in record 10th Olympics

Canadian equestrian Ian Millar has ridden into Olympic history by competing in his 10th games — the most of any athlete.
Ian Millar, seen here in a file photo from Jul. 5, 2012, says he is willing to ride again in 2016 in Brazil and solidify his record of competing in the most Olympics of any athlete. (Jeff McIntosh/Canadian Press)

Canadian equestrian Ian Millar has ridden into Olympic history by competing in his 10th games — the most of any athlete.

The 65-year-old Millar knocked down one fence while riding Star Power on Saturday in the show jumping qualifying round for individual medals. He will compete in the team event Sunday at Greenwich Park.

Millar said he's still the same physically as he was at his first Olympics in 1972 at Munich. The only games he missed in that stretch was the boycotted Moscow Games in 1980.

He says he's a better rider now than when he began "because of knowledge and experience." Millar's willing to ride again in 2016 in Brazil and solidify his record, provided Star Power is willing as well.

Millar, along with teammates Eric Lamaze, Jill Henselwood, Tiffany Foster advanced to the second qualifier of the individual show jumping event.