Rio 2016: Germany take dressage team event
Germany have been crowned Olympic champions in the dressage team event at the Rio games. The European nation claimed the gold following a convincing display in the Grand Prix Special and an overall score of 82.577.
Dorothee Schneider with Showtime (82.619), Kristina Broring Sprehe with Desperados FRH (81.401) and Isabell Werth with Weihegold (82.059) were all in fine form while the German coach discarded Sonke Rothenberger’s score of 76.261 with Cosmo.
In second spot we find Great Britain inspired by the record duo of Dujardin and Valegro, and needless to say, the duo were the team’s best performers thanks to a score of 82.983. The rest of the British team on the other hand performed as follows: Carl Hester with Nip Tuck (76.485), Fiona Bigwood with Orthilia (74.342) and Wilton Spencer with Super Nova II (73.613, result discarded) for a total score of 77.937.
USA meanwhile secured the last podium finish with an overall score of 76.363 and this is how the team took to the field: Brock Allison M. with Rosevelt (73.824), Kasey Perry – Glass with Dublet (73.235, result discarded), Steffen Peters with Legolas 92 (74.622) and Laura Graves with Verdades (80.644).
SEE HERE for a full results round-up: https://www.rio2016.com/en/equestrian-dressage-team-grand-prix-special
Let’s focus now on the individual rankings which currently sees Isabell Werth with Weihegold leading the way courtesy of a score of 83.711. Following close behind is Charlotte Dujardin and Valegro (82.983). Third and fourth spot are in the hands of Dorothee Schneider with Showtime (82.619) and Kristina Broring Sprehe with Desperados FRH (81.401) respectively.
SEE HERE for more: https://www.rio2016.com/en/equestrian-dressage-individual-grand-prix-special
Looking ahead, there are no equestrian trials scheduled today as the action resumes tomorrow with the first qualifying round for the show-jumping. Carrying the flag for Italy will be Emanuele Gaudiano.
Pic Richard Juilliart