Mary Hanna

When Mary Hanna competed at the Rio 2016 Olympics she made history, reaching the five Games milestone. The then 61-year-old was the oldest athlete on the 2016 Team. She also became Australia’s oldest Olympic equestrian, eclipsing the record set by Bill Roycroft.

Combining with her horse Boogie Woogie 6, she finished 9th in the team dressage event and 39th overall. Boogie Woogie 6 also recorded a personal best Grand Prix score of 69.643 per cent.

In London, Hanna finished 9th in the team event and 43rd in the individual event.

Hanna also competed in equestrian at the 1996 Atlanta, 2000 Sydney and 2004 Athens Olympic Games. Hanna’s highest individual dressage result was in Atlanta, riding Mosaic when she finished 24th. She returned at the 2000 Games aboard Limbo and finished 6th in the team event and 34th in the individual event on home soil. Hanna remained with Limbo for the Athens Games where she claimed 39th in the individual event. Riding horses since the age of two, Hanna was a state level pentathlete before committing to equestrian events.

Olympic Results

2016 Rio

Individual - Open
Grand Prix 69.643; 39th 69.643 39
Final Placing 39 / 60
Team - Open
Grand Prix Day 1 HEARN, S - 65.343 (NS); HANNA, M - 69.643; OATLEY, L - 70.186; OATLEY, K - 68.900 69.576 9
Final Placing 9 / 11

2012 London

Individual - Open
Grand Prix 67.964 pts; 43rd 67.964 43
Final Placing 43 / 50
Team - Open
Grand Prix OATLEY, K - 68.222; OATLEY, L - 69.377; HANNA, M - 67.964 68.521 9
Final Placing 9 / 10

2004 Athens

Individual - Open
Grand Prix - Day 1 65.500% 39th
Final Placing 39 / 52

2000 Sydney

Individual - Open
Final (Riding Limbo) 64.32% 34th
Final Placing 34 / 48
Team - Open
Final (Sanna - Riding Aphrodite)(Hanna - Riding Limbo)(MacMillan - Riding Crisp)(Oatley-Nist - Riding Wall Street) 4925pts 6th
Final Placing 6 / 9

1996 Atlanta

Individual - Open
Grand Prix 65.76 pts, 21 65.76 21
Grand Prix Special 130.09 pts; 24 64.33 23
Final Placing 24 / 25