Phillips eager to get her hands on gold at Rio 2016

31 October 2014 / 18:13

Equestrian rider Zara Phillips admits she has unfinished business when it comes to the Olympics, with the prospect of a gold medal at Rio 2016 driving her on.

Having twice been in contention for previous Games before missing out through injuries to her horse Toytown, Phillips finally got the chance to make her Olympics bow at London 2012.

Riding aboard High Kingdom, she finished eighth individually while also taking team eventing silver as Team GB narrowly lost out in a dramatic tussle with overall winners Germany.

Phillips took a break from the sport to give birth to her first child – daughter Mia – last January but returned to competitive action in time to help Great Britain take silver at the World Equestrian Games in August.

She also finished 11th individually and with Olympic gold having so far eluded her, Phillips is eager to try again in two years time.

"When you come out of the Olympics you just go, 'Let's just do it all again,’” she told the CNN Equestrian show.

"To be able to come out with a medal (in London) was incredible. But we wanted gold and we probably should have got it.

"We'd definitely like to go back and try and change the color.”

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