Olympic silver medalist (for Canada) for team show jumping, at age 61... after nine previous Olympic appearances. Millar dedicated his medal to his late wife, Lynn, who coached him for 35 years, until her death from cancer in March.
"I had an angel riding with me, that's all I can say", he said, accepting his medal.
After his first Olympics, he was disappointed in himself. His wife told him not to worry- he was a late bloomer. Last year, at the age of 60, Millar said he believed he was at the peak of his career: "It sounds old but it's the right age for the sport, because so much of what happens out there is mental learning."
Considered one of the greatest equestrian athletes of all time, he is now preparing for the 2012 Summer Olympics in London.
Life glows on.