Great Britain come top of the WEG 2014 Medal Board

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Great Britain has confirmed itself the top equestrian nation at the World Equestrian Games. The British athletes topped the medal leader-board with a total of 15 medals. Of those, 7 were gold and won as follows: 2 in the dressage (Charlotte Dujardin with Valegro in the individual and Freestyle tests) and 4 in the Paralympic discipline through Lee Pearson (2), Sophie Christiansen and a team triumph in the dressage. There was also an individual gold medal in the vaulting thanks to Joanne Eccles. In addition to the gold medals, Britain won 6 silvers and 2 bronze medals.
The head to head between Germany and Holland for the runners-up spot came to an end with the Dutch coming out on top. Holland won 18 medals overall but one less gold than Britain. The 6 gold medals came from the following: (Rixt van der Horst in the individual and freestyle dressage, Sanne Voets in the third grade para-dressage individual freestyle, team show-jumping, individual gold for Jeroen Dubbeldam in the show-jumping and team gold in the attacking). Those golds were accompanied by 3 silvers and 9 bronze medals.
Germany came in third place with 15 medals overall, the same as Great Britain but with 2 less golds. Germany’s 5 gold medals were won as follows: team dressage, Hannelore Brenner in the third grade paralympic, team gold and individual gold through Sandra Auffarth in the eventing and team gold in the vaulting. Germany also won 7 silvers and 3 bronze medals.
The USA finished out of the podium but showed its strength in the Reining taking the team gold and first, second and third in the individual trial. The USA finish the WEG with 7 total medals made up of 2 golds, 2 silvers and 3 bronze.
Belgium take fifth place thanks to 2 golds and 1 silver. The hosts France finish one place behind in sixth. Six is also the number of medals they collected with just one gold medal which was won by Jacques Ferrari in the individual vaulting. France also won 4 silvers and a team bronze in the vaulting.
Austria take their place in seventh having won 4 medals of which 1 gold medal, while Italy make it into the top ten thanks to the 2 medals won by Sara Morganti. The athlete won individual gold in the para-dressage individual freestyle and silver in the first grade individual trial. Anna Cavallaro also played her part by winning a silver in the individual vaulting.
In joint ninth we find Spain and Austria with one medal each. To see a full breakdown, please click here at the following link: http://www.normandy2014.com/medals
source: www.normandy2014.com

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