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Equestrianism at the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Summer Games:

Mixed Jumping, Individual

Equestrianism at the 2016 Summer Games: Previous Summer Games

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Host City: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Venue(s): Olympic Equestrian Centre, Deodoro Olympic Park, Deodoro, Rio de Janeiro
Date Started: August 14, 2016
Date Finished: August 19, 2016

Gold: GBR Nick Skelton
Silver: SWE Peder Fredricson
Bronze: CAN Eric Lamaze

Summary

The individual show jumping competition at Rio 2016 produced one of the most unlikely and heart-warming stories of the entire Games. For 58-year-old [Nick Skelton] it provided the culmination of a more than 40-year roller-coaster career that had not seen an individual championship gold since the 1975 European Junior Championships. He qualified a lowly 33rd out of 36 for the final but, with the scores being reset, became one of only six to go clear over the two final rounds. Going first of the six riders in the timed jump-off, he used his vast experience to cut corners around the course and set an impressively fast and clear round. The next three all had fences down before [Peder Fredricson] also went clear, albeit in a slower time. The last to go was [Eric Lamaze], the 2008 champion, who was faster than Skelton but clipped a rail on the of the closing fences and had to settle for bronze.

Skelton’s long Olympic career should have started at the Moscow Games of 1980 but the British equestrian team boycotted the event and Skelton instead competed in an alternative Olympic event for boycotting countries where he took team silver. He missed Los Angeles after turning professional but finally made his Olympic début in 1988 when the rules of eligibility for professionals were relaxed. From then on he appeared at every Olympics barring 2000, which he missed after being forced to temporarily retire after breaking the C1 vertebra in his neck in two places. Team gold in front of a home crowd in 2012 seemed to be the pinnacle of his career but Rio improved on this

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Final Standings

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Horse Medal
1 Nick Skelton 58 Great Britain GBR Big Star Gold
2 Peder Fredricson 44 Sweden SWE All In Silver
3 Eric Lamaze 48 Canada CAN Fine Lady 5 Bronze
4 Steve Guerdat 34 Switzerland SUI Nino des Buissonnets
5 Kent Farrington 35 United States USA Voyeur
6 Sheikh Ali Al-Thani 33 Qatar QAT First Devision
7 Jeroen Dubbeldam 43 Netherlands NED Zenith
8 Matías Albarracín 36 Argentina ARG Cannavaro 9
9T Christian Ahlmann 41 Germany GER Taloubet Z
9T Doda 43 Brazil BRA Cornetto K
9T Daniel Deußer 34 Germany GER First Class
9T Luciana Diniz-Knippling 45 Portugal POR Fit for Fun 13
9T Martin Fuchs 24 Switzerland SUI Clooney
9T Edwina Tops-Alexander 42 Australia AUS Lintea Tequila
9T McLain Ward 40 United States USA Azur
16T Ali Al-Rumaihi 34 Qatar QAT Gunder
16T Roger-Yves Bost 50 France FRA Sydney une Prince
16T Pedro Veniss 33 Brazil BRA Quabri de l'Isle
19 René Tebbel 47 Ukraine UKR Zipper
20T Sergio Álvarez 31 Spain ESP Carlo 273
20T Maikel van der Vleuten 28 Netherlands NED Verdi
22 Kevin Staut 35 France FRA Reveur de Hurtebise
23 Philippe Rozier 53 France FRA Rahotep de Toscane
24 Henrik von Eckermann 35 Sweden SWE Yajamila
25 Ben Maher 33 Great Britain GBR Tic Tac
26 Tiffany Foster 32 Canada CAN Tripple X
27 Harrie Smolders 36 Netherlands NED Emerald
28T Jérôme Guéry 36 Belgium BEL Grand Cru van de Roz.
28T Matt Williams 31 Australia AUS Valinski S
28T Bassem Hassan Mohammed 29 Qatar QAT Dejavu
28T Eduardo Menezes 36 Brazil BRA Quintol
32T Romain Duguet 35 Switzerland SUI Quorida de Treho
32T Yann Candele 45 Canada CAN First Choice 15
32T Lucy Davis 23 United States USA Barron
35 Meredith Michaels-Beerbaum 46 Germany GER Fibonacci
36 Ludger Beerbaum 52 Germany GER Casello
37 Janika Sprunger 29 Switzerland SUI Bonne Chance CW
38T Manuel Fernández 41 Spain ESP U Watch
38T Amy Millar 39 Canada CAN Heros
40T Karim El-Zoghby 39 Egypt EGY Amelia
40T Ramiro Quintana 39 Argentina ARG Appy Cara
42 Néstor Nielsen 43 Uruguay URU Prince Royal Z de la Luz
43 Uli Kirchhoff 48 Ukraine UKR Prince de la Mare
44 Reiko Takeda 31 Japan JPN Bardolino
45 Michael Whitaker 56 Great Britain GBR Cassionato
46T Beezie Madden 52 United States USA Cortes' C'
46T José Larocca 47 Argentina ARG Cornet du Lys
46T Pilar Cordón 43 Spain ESP Gribouille du Lys
49T Greg Broderick 30 Ireland IRL Going Global
49T Abdelkebir Ouaddar 54 Morocco MAR Quickly de Kreisker
49T Hamad Al-Attiyah 21 Qatar QAT Appagino 2
52 James Paterson-Robinson 37 Australia AUS Amarillo
53 Pablo Barrios 52 Venezuela VEN Antares
54 René López 52 Colombia COL Con Dios III
55 Alonso Valdez 38 Peru PER Chief
56 John Whitaker 60 Great Britain GBR Ornellaia
57T Scott Keach 51 Australia AUS Fedor
57T Eduardo Álvarez 32 Spain ESP Rokfeller de Pleville
59 Stephan Barcha 26 Brazil BRA Landpeter do Feroleto
60 Malin Baryard-Johnsson 41 Sweden SWE Cue Channa
61T Ömer Karaevli 38 Turkey TUR Roso au Crosnier
61T Emanuel Andrade 19 Venezuela VEN Hardrock Z
63 Daniel Bluman 26 Colombia COL Apardi
64T Rolf-Göran Bengtsson 54 Sweden SWE Unita
64T Toshiki Masui 46 Japan JPN Taloubetdarco K Z
64T Taizo Sugitani 40 Japan JPN Imothep
67 Emanuele Gaudiano 30 Italy ITA Caspar 232
68T Wong Isheau 27 Chinese Taipei TPE Zadarijke V
68T Pénélope Leprévost 36 France FRA Flora de Mariposa
68T Cassio Rivetti 36 Ukraine UKR Fine Fleur du Marais
68T Daisuke Fukushima 38 Japan JPN Cornet 36
68T Ferenc Szentirmai 32 Ukraine UKR Chadino
68T Bruno Passaro 27 Argentina ARG Chicago Z
AC Nicola Philippaerts 23 Belgium BEL Zilverstar T DQ
AC Jur Vrieling 47 Netherlands NED Zirocco Blue DQ