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    Re: Olympics - London 2012 - Equestrian

    William jumped clear. Nicola Wilson on now.

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    Re: Olympics - London 2012 - Equestrian

    Very much advantage Germany as Zara Phillips has 7 faults.
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    Clear for Mary King.

    If the next German goes clear with no time faults then Germany win gold.

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    And he does, GB looking nailed on for silver though!
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    Re: Olympics - London 2012 - Equestrian

    Quote Originally Posted by Hawkeye View Post
    And he does, GB looking nailed on for silver though!
    Argh!!!


    Mutter, mutter ... after last night's bronze-silver-bronze debacle.
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    Re: Olympics - London 2012 - Equestrian

    For anyone (eg me!) who doesn't quite follow how all this works, Rishi Persad from BBC Sport puts us all straight:

    Q. How does the eventing finale work today?

    A. After the two days of dressage and the day of cross country, it's who makes the fewest mistakes that sets up the team and individual medals. On the final day, there are two rounds of showjumping.

    In the morning, all the riders whose horses have passed a vet's inspection will go between 10:30 and 13:10 BST, which decides the team gold, silver and bronze. The best (lowest) three scores from the team's five riders count so GB hope their three highest-ranked - Mary King, Tina Cook and Zara Phillips - put in a clear round to have the best chance of a gold medal.

    The top 25 riders go onto another showjumping round, starting at 14:30, which helps decide the individual medal. The winner is the individual with the lowest combined total of penalty points.
    Simple as that then...

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    And it's very close at the finish ......... we could yet be pushed out of a team medal.
    This is how close it is in the race for silver and bronze medals in the team eventing. With one rider left to go, Great Britain are second, 0.2 of a mark ahead of third-placed New Zealand, with Sweden fourth, 11 points back.


    As BBC Sport's equestrian commentator Michael Tucker says, "make a cup of tea because the last three rounds are going to be nerve-racking".

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    Oh ye of little faith...
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    Updates ........

    Here we go then. The battle begins for team eventing silver and bronze as Mark Todd of New Zealand enters the arena. They sit third at the moment - just 0.2 of a point behind Great Britain. Todd really needs to go clear to give NZ a chance... but he has already knocked down a fence. Mark Todd got a time fault too, which is good news for GB's hopes of team eventing silver because it means Tina Cook will have a bit more breathing space on her round.


    Sweden's Sara Algotsson Ostholt is next up. Any fences down for her, and Britain definitely have a bronze medal at least.

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    Looks like we might have a team silver!!!

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