TAIT Blyth (1961) New Zealand / Equestrian
This horse-rider from New Zealand made his Olympic debut at the Barcelona games of 1992 at the ripe old age of 31. He took part in the heats of the overall competition and after a catastrophic start, he managed to land a bronze medal. He completely buggered up the dressage, but made up for it in the jumping event. Soon afterwards, he won a silver medal with his team.In Atlanta, he seemed to have learned from his past errors, winning gold in the overall competition and finishing in bronze medal position with his team-mates.Following this, he went on to become three times winner of the World Cup. In spite of being a favourite in Sydney, he failed miserably, not finishing on the podium, neither in individual nor team events unlike his countryman Mark Todd, who won a silver medal in the individual competition.