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Equestrianism at the 1948 London Summer Games:

Men's Three-Day Event, Team

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Events:
Phases:

Host City: London, Great Britain
Venue(s): Military Stadium (?-Present), Aldershot Military Town; Tweseldown Racecourse, Fleet, Hampshire
Date Started: August 10, 1948
Date Finished: August 13, 1948
Format: Three rider teams, all three scores to count. Team/individual competitions held concurrently.

Gold: USA United States
Silver: SWE Sweden
Bronze: MEX Mexico

Summary

Fourteen teams were entered with teams of three riders. The team scores would be the sum of the three riders individual scores, thus all three horsemen had to finish the individual event, and in the end only five teams would manage to do that. After the opening dressage phase, Switzerland led, followed by France and the United States, with all 14 teams advancing, as one would expect. The endurance course was considered to be somewhat easy, but Great Britain and Turkey did not have three riders finish, and France dropped back to last place as their riders struggled. Denmark and Sweden tied for first in the endurance phase, and after two sections, Denmark led, followed by the United States and Sweden.

Only 10 teams started the jumping phase, and only five would finish the course. The jumping phase was won by Sweden, with Switzerland second and the United States third. This brought the USA the gold medal in a narrow victory over Sweden, with Mexico, which had been steady in all three phases, winning the bronze medal.

Final Standings

Rank Team NOC Medal PTS
1 United States USA Gold -161.50
2 Sweden SWE Silver -165.00
3 Mexico MEX Bronze -305.25
4 Switzerland SUI -404.50
5 Spain ESP -422.50
AC Denmark DEN DNF
AC Argentina ARG DNF
AC Portugal POR DNF
AC Great Britain GBR DNF
AC Italy ITA DNF
AC France FRA DNF
AC Brazil BRA DNF
AC Finland FIN DNF
AC Turkey TUR DNF