Where does equestrian Olympic medalist Ian Millar hail from?
Ian Millar, (born January 6, 1947) is a Canadian Equestrian Team athlete for show jumping. Due to his longevity and accomplishments, he is often nicknamed "Captain Canada" in his sport. Millar was born in Halifax, Nova Scotia.
He holds the record for most Olympic appearances by any athlete in any sport. A member of Canada's 2012 Olympic Games team, he broke the record when he took part in his tenth Games in London 2012. He was the oldest known Canadian Olympian.
With his horse, 'Big Ben', Millar won more than 40 Grand Prix titles worldwide and the Show Jumping World Cup two years in a row (1988 & 1989). At the Pan American Games in August 1987, Ian Millar became the second Canadian to win an individual gold medal. He now has nine Pan American Games medals, including two individual golds.
On August 18, at the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing, at the age of 61, Millar anchored his team to a first-place standing. Riding In Style, he completed a faultless round to lead the Canadian team into a jump-off for gold with the United States. Ultimately Canada would finish behind the American team to capture silver - Millar's first Olympic medal.
Millar was named to the 2012 Olympic team, making that appearance, his tenth, a record for any Olympic athlete's appearances at Olympics. In the 2012 Olympics' Individual Jumping event, Millar finished in a three-way tie for 9th aboard his gelding 'Star Power', the best Canadian result.