Rio eventing concludes and dressage begins

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A faultless showjumping round from Michael Jung ensured that he retained the individual gold medal that he won at the London 2012 Olympics, one of only two clears from those in the top 10. The young French rider Astier Nicolas took individual silver on board Piaf De Benville, finishing with one pole down, and the USA's Phillip Dutton moved up from fourth position to take bronze on Mighty Nice, another to finish with one pole down.

Australia's Chris Burton and Santano II were in the individual bronze position before the last round, but when the final two fences dropped, he also dropped down to fifth place behind Sam Griffiths and Paulank Brockagh who produced a beautiful clear round. William Fox-Pitt was the only Brit to qualify for the final round and he produced another classy clear round to finish in 12th place with Chilli Morning.

Final eventing results are as follows:

Team      Individual
Gold - France      Gold - Michael Jung and Sam FBW
Silver - Germany      Silver - Astier Nicolas and Piaf De Benville
Bronze - Australia      Bronze - Phillip Dutton and Mighty Nice


The eventing competition may be complete, but we will still be able to get our fix of Olympic Equestrian action with the dressage which starts today at 2pm UK time. British rider's times are as follows:

Wednesday        Thursday
Spencer Wilton: 11.18am (3:18pm UK time)        Carl Hester 11:27am (3:27pm UK time)
Fiona Bigwood: 3.06pm (7.06pm UK time)        Charlotte Dujardin 2.24pm (6:18pm UK time)


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August 10, 2016  |   Share: