11 Sep 2008

Todd set to compete at London Olympics

6:18 pm on 11 September 2008

The double Olympic equestrian gold medallist Mark Todd has confirmed he's considering competing at the 2012 London Olympics after making a comeback at this year's Games.

Todd, who's 52, retired after the Sydney Olympics eight years ago but came out of retirement earlier this year to finish finishing 18th in the individual competition and fifth in the team event in Hong Kong.

Todd had initially planned to make a one-off return to the Olympics but says he hadn't counted on how much he enjoy the return.

He says it's been great to be back on the competition circuit and doesn't want to get ten years down the track and feel he missed the opportunity to compete again.

Todd won gold medals in the three-day individual event at the 1984 and 1988 Olympics and was voted by the International Equestrian Federation as the Rider of the 20th Century.