Peter Charles (GBR), Christian Ahlmann (GER), Lisen Fredricson (SWE) and Beezie Madden (USA) were unable to qualify for the Second Round of the Individual Jumping. So even though, these three riders will still compete tomorrow for the Team qualification, Peter, Christian, Lisen and Beezie will not be in contention for an individual medal after today’s results.
A concerning turn of events for Australia’s Matt Williams, whose horse Watch Me, stopped 4 strides from the water. The 9 year old gelding would not venture anywhere near the wide oxer with the water tray underneath. This should prove as somewhat of a concern for Team Australia going into Round 1 of the team Competition.
This is especially surprising for Beezie, who won Individual Bronze at the 2008 Beijing Olympics with her horse Authentic. Christian Ahlmann looked thoroughly disappointed after his stallion Codex One had troubles with the final double after sliding to a stop into the last fence. Lisen was thrown from her horse Matrix, who looked troubled from the moment they entered the ring.
There were a surprising total of 9 clear round rides with time faults. Reed Kessler, Rodrigo Pessoa, Penelope Leprevost and Marcus Ehning were amongst those to jump the track clean and easy but earn 1 time fault on the board.
Just in under the wire to qualify, was Canada’s Tiffany Foster, Portugal’s Luciana Diniz and Switzerland’s Pius Schwizer with a tally of 8 faults…..
Eliminated after the 1st Qualifier
|302||MADORNO Alejandro||MILANO DE FLORE||9 faults|
|369||TUGANOV Vladimir||LANCERO||10 faults|
|339||CHARLES Peter||VINDICAT||10 faults|
|350||HANI BISHARAT Ibrahim||VRIEDA O||12 faults|
|358||AZCARRAGA Jaime||GANGSTER||12 faults|
|343||AHLMANN Christian||CODEX ONE||15 faults|
|383||ONISHCHENKO Aleksandr||COMTE D’ARSOUILLES||18 faults|
|352||TAKEDA Reiko||ARI||22 faults|
|306||WILLIAMS Matt||WATCH ME||ELIM|
|319||MOTTA RIBAS Carlos||WILEXO||ELIM|
|388||MADDEN Beezie||VIA VOLO||ELIM|