LATEST: A fall at fence 20 on the Greenwich cross-country course meant Clayton and Bendigo were eliminated from the event . Both horse and rider are believed to be unhurt.
Lucinda incurred 38 penalty points and finished over the time limit when Flying Finish missed an obstacle. At the end of the day she was placed 42nd in the rankings.
Clayton and Bendigo were inside the time limit and looked to be having a good ride when they reached obstacle No.20, the Royal Greenwich Borough.As they came down the steep slope, Bendigo’s hind legs slipped and he fell.Neither horse nor rider were injured, a team official said.
Australia are out of the medal positions after a disastrous day .They are down to three riders, with Sam Griffiths and Clayton eliminated from the competition .With only the show jumping to come, Australia have dropped from second to sixth in the team rankings, with Germany in first place.
Team Fredericks had made a brilliant start on day two of dressage in the Olympic eventing at Greenwich Park yesterday, with Lucinda 7th and Clayton 10th.
A day after Australian teammate Andrew Hoy on Rutherglen briefly held the bronze medal position, Lucinda and Donald Reid’s Flying Finish leaped up into tied fourth place. The pair scored 40.00 penalty points to lie just outside the medal positions, with Germany’s Ingrid Klimke and Sweden’s Sara Algotsson Osthold leading the way. Lucinda later dropped back to seventh place as more riders completed tests.
Clayton and Edwin and Peta McAuley’s Bendigo had another excellent test, coming into seventh position with a score only slightly behind Lucinda’s, 40.40, later dropping to tenth.
Drama on the Cross Country Course
Today proved to be a tough cross country competition with lots of falls and penalties across the board. Chris Burton was the first out from the Australian team and led for a long time of the competition with 46.10. Sam Griffiths unfortunately fell on the flat and was eliminated. Andrew Hoy came in at 49.30. Lucinda ran late at 4.19 pm, missing the water jump she picked up 20 jumping penalties and 18 time faults to her dressage score. She’s now on a score of 78.00. The last team member to run was Clayton http://www.teamfredericks.com who sadly also fell after fence 20 with Bendigo and was therefore eliminated. Both horse and rider are believed to be unhurt. Full results available here http://www.london2012.com/equestrian/event/eventing-team/index.html?v=2012073…
Team Australia now sit in 6th position after cross country.
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London 2012 Olympic Games Equestrian Broadcast Guide
The London 2012 Olympic Games can be see on television on Channel Nine and FOXTEL.
There will be over 56 hours of Equestrian competition at this year’s Olympic Games and FOXTEL will showcase every moment live on one of eight new dedicated channels – which are free to view to subscribers on FOXTEL’s sports package. To watch the Equestrian action unfold as it happens, subscribers can tune into FOXTEL’s London 6 channel once action gets underway on Saturday 28 July.Free to air broadcaster Channel 9 will cover all sports and deliver more than 14 hours of continuous live coverage each day. Live broadcasts will start at 6.30pm each evening and continue through until 9am the following morning. A special highlights program will showcase top action from each day and will air immediately following the live broadcast at 9am. The highlights program will be replayed again at 4pm.British Eventer and Journalist Lucinda Green will provide expert commentary for both Channel 9 and FOXTEL’s Equestrian broadcasts.If you can’t get in front of a TV, listen into the live and commercial free radio commentary of the Games on ABC Grandstand. 12 commentators will provide more than 200 hours of radio coverage of all sports over the 16 days of the Games. You can listen via ABC local radio nationally, ABC’s dedicated special events digital radio station – ABC London 2012, which is available in Sydney, Brisbane, Adelaide Perth and Melbourne, or online at