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"In our sport, we're so fortunate because we have so much longevity. I'm 42 years old and I can still look forward to 2016 if I have a horse. I think my confidence has just come from experience. My first Olympics was Barcelona in '92.

"If you really want something bad enough, you can get it, and if something doesn't work, just keep trying new avenues until it happens. I think particularly women are very determined, and once they get sight of something, they can achieve most anything."

— Laura Kraut, equestrian