Australian Olympic Team Named–2 Based in Europe, 1 in USA
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SYDNEY, July 1, 2016–The Australian team for the Olympic Games was confirmed Friday with the European-based cousins Kristy and Lyndal Oatley, Kelly Layne who lives in Florida and Mary Hanna as the oldest competing Olympian from Down Under.
The team, based on results of two selection events in Europe, is:
–Kristy Oatley, 37 years old, of Hamburg, Germany and Du Soleil, a 12-year-old Hanoverian gelding;
–Mary Hanna, 61 years old, of Bellarine, Australia and Boogie Woogie, a 10-year-old KWPN gelding;
–Lyndal Oatley, 35 years old, of Nottuln, Germany and Sandro Boy, 15-year-old Oldenburg gelding, and
—Kelly Layne, 41 years old of Wellington, Florida and Udon P, 15-year-old KWPN gelding.
At Rio, Mary Hanna will compete in her fifth Olympics, Kristy her fourth and Lyndal her second. It will be Kelly Layne’s first Games.