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Equestrian Qualification for Summer Olympic Games 2016

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dcro    965

Looks like we might not see Hiroshi Hoketsu becoming the oldest ever Olympian in Rio. He still hasn't competed in an Olympic qualification position and there is only about a month left to reach MQS (2 scores of 64% in Grand Prix).

 

He appeared on start lists in both Mannheim two weeks ago and Odense this week, but he didn't compete in both at the end.

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dcro    965

Australian dressage selection standings after 1/2 selection events...

 

Kristy Oatley (Du Soleil) - 69.520%

Sue Hearn (Remmington) - 68.820%

Kelly Layne (Udon) - 67.880%

Mary Hanna (Boogie Woogie) - 67.540%

Mary Hanna (Umbro) - 66.920%

Maree Tomkinson (Diamantina) - 66.100%

Brett Parbery (Weltmieser) - 65.140%

 

Lyndal Oatley (Sandro Boy) withdrew from Odense because of an injury so in theory her first selection score should be 66.066% (the average of the lowest three scores). Sue Hearn, who was pretty much the biggest outsider, pulled a big upset. :) Tomkinson and Parbery are most probably out of contention now.

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dcro    965

Bernadette Pujals has been officially named for Olympics. http://www.eurodressage.com/equestrian/2016/05/17/bernadette-pujals-officially-nominated-2016-olympic-games

 

This means that there will be no reallocated quota for Argentina, since Pujals has decided to go to Rio despite initial second thoughts. This also means that Mexico will not miss equestrian events. :)

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mrv86    204
50 minutes ago, dcro said:

Bernadette Pujals has been officially named for Olympics. http://www.eurodressage.com/equestrian/2016/05/17/bernadette-pujals-officially-nominated-2016-olympic-games

 

This means that there will be no reallocated quota for Argentina, since Pujals has decided to go to Rio despite initial second thoughts. This also means that Mexico will not miss equestrian events. :)

Woohoo :clap: It will be difficult for her to repeat her performance from Beijing, but I hope she can at least make the first cut.

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konig    184
1 hour ago, dcro said:

Bernadette Pujals has been officially named for Olympics. http://www.eurodressage.com/equestrian/2016/05/17/bernadette-pujals-officially-nominated-2016-olympic-games

 

This means that there will be no reallocated quota for Argentina, since Pujals has decided to go to Rio despite initial second thoughts. This also means that Mexico will not miss equestrian events. :)

:facepalm:

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dcro    965

Here's something. Apparently, if Joao Victor Oliva and Haddington make the Brazilian dressage team, then we will see a horse born in Afghanistan at the Olympics! To put that into perspective, I don't think I have ever heard of some Olympic horse who was born in Asia, let alone in country like :AFG

 

Looks like Afghanistan might qualify an Olympian. :d

 

Jo%C3%A3o-Victor-Marcari-Oliva-Haddingto

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OlympicIRL    501
2 hours ago, dcro said:

In other news, it really looks like sky's the limit for :IRL Judy Reynolds and Vancouver. They improved the Irish GP record by another 1% today (75.240%). That's already the top 10 zone for Rio (more or less). :)

 

Wow, that's really encouraging news, thanks for bringing this to my attention :)

 

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dcro    965

Long list for the German dressage team has been announced, based on the results of German championships.

 

Also, team for Nations Cup in Aachen is Werth, Broring-Sprehe, Schneider and Rothenberger, they are the real frontrunners for the selection. Someone else would really have to excel in the coming weeks to change that. We also had a few shockers at the championships as the World no. 1 Kristina Broring-Sprehe lost her Grand Prix Special title to Isabell Werth and Grand Prix Freestyle title to Dorothee Schneider.

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OlympicIRL    501

Greg Broderick has been nominated by Horse Sport Ireland to represent Ireland in the individual showjumping in Rio. Bertram Allen won the quota place for Ireland but his top horse Molly Malone has not been in top form for a while now.

Greg Broderick will ride MHS Going Global at the Olympics.

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dcro    965
2 hours ago, OlympicIRL said:

Greg Broderick has been nominated by Horse Sport Ireland to represent Ireland in the individual showjumping in Rio. Bertram Allen won the quota place for Ireland but his top horse Molly Malone has not been in top form for a while now.

Greg Broderick will ride MHS Going Global at the Olympics.


I'm surprised that they chose Broderick. Certainly wasn't an easy decision though.

 

Btw, his horse will probably be named "Going Global" during the Games. That's because, as per Olympic rules, the names of sponsors, syndicates etc. have to be removed from the horses' names in Olympic competitions. I would assume that MHS stands for something like that.

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OlympicIRL    501
1 hour ago, dcro said:


I'm surprised that they chose Broderick. Certainly wasn't an easy decision though.

 

Btw, his horse will probably be named "Going Global" during the Games. That's because, as per Olympic rules, the names of sponsors, syndicates etc. have to be removed from the horses' names in Olympic competitions. I would assume that MHS stands for something like that.

 

MHS stands for Mill House Stud so yeah it probably will be dropped for the Olympic competition.

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dcro    965
4 minutes ago, OlympicIRL said:

 

MHS stands for Mill House Stud so yeah it probably will be dropped for the Olympic competition.

 

I've read quite a few negative comments about Broderick's selection over Allen. With some people referring to it as robbery and corruption, mainly because Allen is ranked 10th in the World while Broderick is 252nd (16th best Irish). It's easy to play general when everything is looked as black and white, I guess.

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