The Olympic eventing showjumping phase of the competition at the Tokyo Games is complete, as is the whole eventing competition, and what an exciting finish it was. Here are even things you need to know about how today’s action unfolded…
Olympic eventing showjumping news and results
For the first time since 1972, the British team won gold, and by a very comfortable margin, too.
Meanwhile, Germany’s Julia Krajewski, who was riding Amande De B’Nevill, became the first woman in history to win individual Olympic eventing gold.
Andrew Hoy proved that, at 62, age is just a number when picking up individual bronze for Australia riding Vassily De Lassos.
Horse & Hound’s rider of the day is Japan’s Kazuma Tomoto, who trains with and is based at William Fox-Pitt’s yard in Dorset. Kazuma broke Japanese records to finish fourth individually.
- Read about Kazuma’s thoughts on his horse’s performance and hear what William had to say about this rider, who took up eventing just five years ago
Horse & Hound’s horse of the day is Julia’s individual gold medal-winning mare, Amande De B’Nevill.
The showjumping course proved to be incredibly influential, too.
- Hear from some of the world’s top riders about what they thought of the “cleverly designed” first round course
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