Victorious Germany with an Eventing Olympic quota along with six other teams
Team of Germany won the gold medal at the Eventing World Championships in Pratoni del Vivaro. Along with six other teams they newly crowned champions took the Olympic quota for Paris 2024 in both - team and individual event for their team members.
After the dressage test it was the British team to lead the team classification, but during the cross country London 52 ridden by Laura Collett made a run out at one of the obstacles, which resulted in a massive points loss and brought Collett from the 2nd place individually to just 48th, becoming the weakest part of the British team. That made them fall to the third place, behind Germany and USA, with 7,4 points of advantage over New Zealand. However the jumping test brough 16 penalties to Oliver Townend on Ballaghmor Class, bringing the Brits out of podium. The gold was taken by the German team, USA was second and New Zealand took the bronze, while the Olympic quotas went also to the teams of Great Britain, Ireland, Sweden and Switzerland.
Individually it was Michael Jung to lead the field after cross country, but he made two knockdowns, falling of thepodium. A clear ride gave the silver to his teammate, Julia Krajewski, but she lost to Yasmin Ingham - the sole Brit not entered to the team event. Bronze was taken by Tim Price of New Zealand - finishing the event with the same result as Rosalind Canter from Team GB, but coming closer to the time limit to the finish line of the cross country.
Photo: FEI / Richard Juilliart
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