- Find out what Ben had to say about his winning jump-off round and why Explosion is the best horse he has ridden
Ben has another reason to celebrate later this month, as he will tie the knot with fiancee Sophie Gracida.
- Find out how the couple will be celebrating and how Ben has been balancing wedding planning with preparing for the Olympics
Scott Brash and Jefferson were tantalisingly close to jumping off for individual glory, but missed out by less than a second.
Course designer Santiago Varela produced another spectacular track for the final and the jump-off.
Harry Charles completed the trio of British riders through to the final in Tokyo on this, his first Olympics.
H&H’s rider of the day, Japan’s Daisuke Fukushima, became a breakthrough showjumping star with his performance in the individual final, giving a huge result for the home-nation with sixth place.
Cian O’Connor was the highest-placed Irish rider, sharing seventh place with Scott Brash. He has made the decision not to jump as part of the team later this week after his ride, Kilkenny, sustained a nosebleed.
World number one Daniel Deusser missed out on a place in the jump-off after rolling a couple of poles with his fiery mare, Killer Queen.
Switzerland’s Martin Fuchs, hotly tipped as a medal contender with his world and European medal-winning ride Clooney 51, was unlucky to tip both the penultimate and the final fence.
And finally, H&H’s horse of the day had to be the fabulous All In, who won his second Olympic individual silver medal with Sweden’s Peder Fredricson.
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