Great Britain win team eventing GOLD for the first time since 1972 after sturdy showjumping show on remaining day of competitors… and particular person medals may observe as we speak
Great Britain secured their eleventh gold medal of the Tokyo Olympics as Oliver Townend, Laura Collett and Tom McEwen received team eventing gold.
They went into the remaining day of competitors in a powerful place, after faultless cross-country shows from all three riders left them forward of Australia and France in the medal positions.
McEwen was first up in the showjumping, and produced a transparent spherical to get the team off to the excellent begin.
Great Britain’s eventing team received the gold medal for the first time since the 1972 Olympics
Oliver Townend, Laura Collett (above) and Tom McEwen produced GB’s eleventh gold of the Games
It was much less clear from Collett on London 52, with 4 penalties, however that did little to weaken the team’s grip on gold.
That meant Townend, aboard Ballaghmor Class, had a four-fence cushion going into his trip. There was only one blemish in his spherical, and Olympic glory for Great Britain was confirmed.
Townend might be hoping so as to add particular person gold later in the day, the place he at present sits second in the standings, with McEwen in third place and Collett in fifth.
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Townend is second in the particular person standings and in with an opportunity of profitable a second gold