Rio 2016: Jung defends Olympic gold
Michael Jung has successfully defended his Olympic crown in the eventing discipline with his trusted mount Sam FBW.Nicolas Astier pushed him all the way, but had to be happy with the silver medal following a score of 42.00. Australia’s Christopher Burton claimed third place with a score of 45.60.
As for the Italian representatives, the highest ranked Azzurri rider was Pietro Roman in 24th. Arianna Schivo was 34th, Luca Roman 40th while Stefano Brecciaroli was eliminated.
See here for a full results round-up for the individual eventing: https://www.rio2016.com/en/equestrian-eventing-individual-jumping-qualifier
In the team event, France claimed victory ahead of Germany who had to settle for the silver medal. Following behind in third were Australia.
Team France were made up as follows: Thibaut Vallette, Astier Nicolas, Karim Laghouag and Mathieu Lemoine
See here meanwhile for the full results for the team eventing: https://www.rio2016.com/en/equestrian-eventing-team-jumping-final
Looking ahead, today is the turn of the dressage GP.
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