A Golden Week for Japan's Yoshiaki Oiwa

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et’s hear three cheers for Japanese eventer, Yoshiaki Oiwa, for taking home his fifth and sixth Asian Games medals this week – four of which are gold, by the way.

Currently ranked 58th on the FEI Eventing World Athlete Rankings, the Germany -based eventer rode the 12-year-old KPWN gelding, Bart L JRA, to clinch the title of Asian Games Champion. 

 

Held at the Jakarta International Equestrian Park in Jakarta, Indonesia, Yoskiaki set his sights on winning both the individual and team titles – and that’s exactly what he did.

His impressive performance was not only a big feat for Japanese Eventing, but also makes Yoskiaki one step closer in achieving his ultimate goal – winning an Olympic medal at the 2020 Olympic Games in his home country of Japan.

 

Here’s to Yoshiaki – the newly crowned Asian Games Champion!

Feature image by Erin Gilmore.