Zara Tindall has confirmed that she has set her sights on winning a gold medal in the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, having previously won silver in the 2012 Olympics in London.
Zara confirmed to the BBC that she is planning to go to another Olympics and is determined to be placed one better than last time. “Silver is incredible but I definitely want gold,” she told the BBC’s Sally Nugent in an interview.
Tindall, 32, gave birth in January to her first child, Mia Grace, but that is not hindering her motivation for the upcoming games.
In 2012, Zara was rewarded with a silver medal for her efforts in the team equestrian events in London and her mother, The Princess Royal, presented her with the medal. Last summer also proved successful with her horse High Kingdom finishing second at Luhmühlen Horse Trials.
Mia is nearly three months old now and Zara says “it was nice to get back into the saddle” after her time off. She also said that she enjoys motherhood but “getting your body back is the hardest”.
Although Zara had not competed professionally since last summer, The Queen’s granddaughter will be next competing at the Symm International Horse Trials on the Hambleden estate in Henley-on-Thames on April 19th and 20th.
photo credit: © 2014 Charlie Proctor