Olympic gold medallist has serious showjumping fall

  • Eventing Olympic gold medallist Michael Jung is facing three-weeks off riding after breaking his collarbone during a showjumping competition in Germany.

    The 32-year-old — who regularly showjumps at grand prix — had the accident while competing at CHI Donaueschingen in southwest Germany (19 September)

    Michael fell with his 13-year-old stallion Der Dürer TSF, who was not hurt, in the grand prix qualifier class.

    His father Joachim Jung told German press: “The injury is not too bad.

    “The collarbone is broken. We were lucky to get an appointment for today — after examining he will be operated.”

    Michael was part of the winning German team at last month’s World Equestrian Games. He had to withdraw his top ride La Biosthetique-Sam FBW just days before the competition started due to an inflammation in a hoof.

    However, he still went onto win individual silver with the nine-year-old FischerRocana FST.

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