Britain's Canter sweeps gold in eventing at 2018 Equestrian Games

    18 de septiembre de 2018

    Tryon, USA, Sep 17 (efe-epa).- British rider Rosalind Canter, riding Allstar B, on Monday swept to gold in the individual and helped her team claim gold in the eventing team category at the 2018 FEI World Equestrian Games in Tryon, North Carolina, by taking advantage of the misfortune of German Ingrid Klimke in the show jumping test.

    Canter secured her victory with a final score of 24.6, after competing in the disciplines of dressage, jumping and cross-country race.

    "I don't think it's hit home yet," Canter said afterwards at a press conference, adding that she knew she had a narrow chance to win so she had to do a clean jump to help the team, adding that in the last two years she had modified her riding style and tried to be a little less intense when riding, which finally paid off.

    Klimke, who had taken the lead in her classification, said she was "disappointed" for knocking down a board at the final fence, an error that snatched the gold medal, and even silver, away from her.

    Klimke eventually won the individual bronze with 27.3 points, while Padraig McCarthy from Ireland came in second place with 27.2 points.

    The national anthem of the United Kingdom was heard for the second time on Monday at the central stadium of the Tryon International Equestrian Center, as the British team climbed to the top of the podium in the team competition with an overall score of 88.8; followed by Ireland (93 points) and France (99.8).