Sunday, August 17, 2008

Showjumping: Lynch Lies 4th

Showjumper Denis Lynch kept his medal hopes alive with another brilliant round of jumping with Lantinus at Sha Tin today.
In an otherwise flawless round, Lynch picked up a single time faults – just as he had in Friday’s opening qualifier.
Lynch was the first competitor to jump clear, but was followed by reigning world champion Jos Lansink riding Cumano, who also picked up a single time fault. The pair now share fourth position with Norway's Tony Andre Hansen.
Sweden's Rolf-Goran Bengtsson on Ninja and Mclain Ward of the USA riding with Sapphire both had a second clear round to lead the standings, with defending champion Rodrigo Pessoa riding Rufus in third position .
The final of the individual jumping competition will be held on Thursday August 21, when the top 35 riders left in the competition will be reduced to 20 who will fight for medal positions in a final round.

Equestrian Jumping Individual 1st and 2nd Qualifier: 1 Eric Lamaze (Can) 0 (q3), 1 Mclain Ward (USA) 0 (q3), 3 Rodrigo Pessoa (Bra) 1 (q3), 4 Jos Lansink (Bel) 2 (q3), 4 Denis Lynch (Irl) 2 (q3), 4 Tony Andre Hansen (Nor) 2 (q3), 7 Marc Houtzager (Ned) 3 (q3), 8 Edwina Alexander (Aus) 4 (q3), 8 Stein Endresen (Nor) 4 (q3), 8 Rolf-Goran Bengtsson (Swe) 4 (q3), 8 Niklaus Schurtenberger (Swi) 4 (q3), 8 Christina Liebherr (Swi) 4 (q3)

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