Some Surprises in 1st Qualifier of the Individual Jumping….

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Published on August 4, 2012

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ell Bob Ellis composed a relatively straight-forward course with little technical difficulty. So naturally, it weeded out the usual suspects. However, there were some surprises….

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

Rk Bib Athlete Horse Result
302 Argentina MADORNO Alejandro MILANO DE FLORE 9 faults
369 Russian Federation TUGANOV Vladimir LANCERO 10 faults
339 Great Britain CHARLES Peter VINDICAT 10 faults
350 Jordan HANI BISHARAT Ibrahim VRIEDA O 12 faults
358 Mexico AZCARRAGA Jaime GANGSTER 12 faults
343 Germany AHLMANN Christian CODEX ONE 15 faults
383 Ukraine ONISHCHENKO Aleksandr COMTE D’ARSOUILLES 18 faults
352 Japan TAKEDA Reiko ARI 22 faults
306 Australia WILLIAMS Matt WATCH ME ELIM
319 Brazil MOTTA RIBAS Carlos WILEXO ELIM
379 Sweden FREDRICSON Lisen MATRIX ELIM
388 United States of America MADDEN Beezie VIA VOLO ELIM

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