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Germany earns the Team Gold for the sixth consecutive time 20 Aug 2004

This is the 11th gold medal in Team Dressage Gold Medal for Germany.  Spain was in the lead before the fourth rider of each team rode their Grand Prix. It was left to Ulla Salzgeber with 17 year old Rusty to secure the win or Germany with a score of 78.208.Spain won its first Olympic Dress....

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Olympic update: Germany is leading the Dressage Team competition at the end of the first day 19 Aug 2004

Rafael Soto (ESP) is the best rider of the day  Twenty-six riders out of 52 have competed in the first session of the Grand Prix Team competition, which also serves as 1st qualifier for the individual medals. The German team achieved 71.813 % after their two first riders Heike Kemmer / Bon....

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Olympic update Dressage: Anky van Grunsven 18 Aug 2004

Dutch start will compete in her fifth Olympic Games in Athens  Anky Van Grunsven (NED) defending gold medallist in Individual Dressage will compete in her fifth Olympic Games in Athens.Her legendary horse Bonfire who was retired after having won the gold medal in Sydney, is replaced by the....

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Olympic update: Thomas Velin on his way to Athens 18 Aug 2004

Colombian rider withdrawed from the Jumping competition  Further to the withdrawal of Carlos Lopez (COL), Thomas Velin (DEN) with Carnute will participate in the Olympic Jumping competitions.It will be the second Olympic participation for Velin, 31, who placed 10th individually at the 2000....

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Eventful Eventing Day 18 Aug 2004

Double Gold for Bettina Hoy (GER)  A roller coaster of emotions preceded the medal presentations for the Eventing competition at Markopoulo Olympic Equestrian Centre, with double gold for Bettina Hoy individually and with her German team.The Appeal Committee had to consider an appeal recei....

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British qualifier for the FEI World Reining Masters Series 16 Aug 2004

Doug Allen wins astride Really Smart Jay, Francesca and Rosanne Sternberg second  The Garden Of England International Show held at Court Lodge Farm, Bodiam, East Sussex over the weekend of July 30th and August 1st was one of the highlights of the Western riding show season in Britain. The ....

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Olympic update: family stories 16 Aug 2004

Touzaint trained by his uncle, Bettina and Andrew Hoy and more..  Thierry TOUZAINT is the trainer of the French national Eventing team. He is the uncle of French team trailblazer Nicolas, who today followed up his stunning dressage display with a fault free cross-country round. Retaining t....

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Olympic update: Nicolas Touzaint still in the lead after cross country of Eventing 16 Aug 2004

France is in the lead after the cross country and hopes for a Team Medal. new Eventing format proves successful  Italian Albino Garbari was a happy course designer at the end of the cross country today in Markopoulo Equestrian centre. "We were very fortunate with the weather, which pl....

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World Single Driving Championship in Astorp 16 Aug 2004

Double gold for Sweden  Sweden kept to their goal and made a hat-trick by taking the third team gold at a World Championship. Marie Kahrle is the new world champion.On the final day of the competition, Henrik Höper (DEN) was in the lead after the Marathon, but had to yield to Marie Kahrle....

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World Vaulting Championship in Stadl Paura (AUT) 16 Aug 2004

Three Gold for Germany Ten Teams, 26 male and 42 female vaulters from 22 nations participated in the World Vaulting Championship which were held in Stadl Paura (AUT) from 4 to 8 August 2004.A great achievement for the vaulting world was the participation of three new nations. For the first time....

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