How’s show jumper Beezie Madden planning to top the individual bronze medal she brought home from Beijing? “You have to be the best on that day, and have a little luck,” she told ESPN.
ESPN reports: “At 48, Beezie would be long retired in most any other sport by now (unless her name was Jamie Moyer). But equestrian is different. The sport requires experience on so many different levels that riders reach and remain in the elite level far later.
“‘In our sport, you’re in peak in 30s and 40s because there is so much involved as far as having horse management and people-management skills,’ she said. ‘You have owners behind you. You’re basically running a business.’ ”
For the rest of Madden’s Olympic profile–including a video interview–check out ESPN.
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