Edwina Tops-Alexander and Matt Williams have qualified through to the individual show jumping final on Friday. It is the third consecutive Olympic individual final for Tops-Alexander and Williams’ second after the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games. In today’s round, Tops-Alexander and her horse Lintea Tequila picked up four jumping penalties, bringing their qualifying total to nine and ranking to equal 23rd. “She’s still on fire, still got plenty of energy in her,” said Tops-Alexander of her mare.
EQUESTRIAN: Australia has won the bronze medal in the team three-day event behind France and defending champions Germany.
Dr XC SJ
FRA France 122.20/2 161.00/3 169.00/1
GER Germany 122.00/1 172.80/4 172.80/2
AUS Australia 126.40/3 150.30/1 175.30/3
Dr XC SJ1 SJ2 Final
1 GER JUNG Michael – SAM FBW 40.90/5 0.00/2 0.00/1 0.00/1 40.90
2 FRA NICOLAS Astier – PIAF DE B’NEVILLE 42.00/11 0.00/3 0.00/2 6.00/2 48.00
3 USA DUTTON Phillip – MIGHTY NICE 43.60/15 3.20/5 1.00/4 4.00/3 51.80
4 AUS GRIFFITHS Sam – PAULANK BROCKAGH 46.30/22 6.80/9 0.00/6 0.00/4 53.10
5 AUS BURTON Christopher – SANTANO II 37.60/2 0.00/1 8.00/3 8.00/5 53.60
Australia’s eventing team is occupying the bronze medal position at the conclusion of the dressage phase and team-member Chris Burton (Santano II) remains in the silver medal position in the individual standings in front of Ingrid Klimke and Michael Jung.
In Australia the best way to get coverage is via the Channel 7 on it’s three free to air channels with over 600 hours of coverage. The Channel 7 website will feature an extra 300 hours.
The most comprehensive coverage in Australia will be via the Channel 7 ‘Olympics on 7’ App. Whilst it has free content there is also a subscription based Premium content which will provide access to 36 different channels with over 3,000 total hours of HD coverage, live and on-demand.
For Telstra mobile customers this will be free, yay, otherwise a $19.95 AU cost. More details on the app here https://crowdsupport.telstra.com.au/…/Olymp…/ba-p/589487 which is what I will be using in addition to a VPN provider so I can stream from other countries so I can maximise my equestrian viewing. The below will give you more information.
The 2016 Olympic Games are almost here, and Rio de Janeiro is kicking off the action with their priorities in order. Eventing is one of the first sports taking place during the Games, with the first horse