Tailored starter for Michael Jung (Horb). On his 39th birthday, the three-time Olympic champion showed his best dressage at the start of the race.
With his 13-year-old son, he has 21.10 penalty points for his appearance in the ring. First place is ahead of Oliver Taunin (Great Britain / 23.60) and Alex Hua Tian (China / 23.90).
“Today couldn’t be better,” Jung said. “That was perfect. I’m really happy. Chipmunk is doing really well, he’s been feeling really great over the past few weeks. Of course, that calms you down as a rider. It’s my third Olympics now, with a new horse. I’m grateful to be there.”
Background: Jung, who rode his testicles for gold in 2012 and 2016, got the 11-year-old squirrel under the saddle in 2019. Until then, the eunuch successfully walked with teammate Julia Kragowski (32, Warndorf). Breeder and owner sold large stakes to the German Olympic Riding Committee (DOKR) and young shepherd Professor Klaus Fischer.
Krajewski made it to the Tokyo team anyway and he’s doing really well in Japan. For her ride on Amande de B’Neville, there were 25.20 points – fourth place. Because Sandra Auvarth (34, Ganderkesee) made some mistakes a lot with Viamant du Matz (34.10), the German team (80, 40) before the cross. – The state test on Sunday is behind the Briton (78.30) in second place, after which the decision will be made in the final jump on Monday.
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