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Equestrianism at the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Summer Games:

Mixed Three-Day Event, Individual

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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 6, 2016
Date Finished: August 9, 2016
Format: Dressage, cross-country, and jumping. Top 25 after first round of jumping advance to second round of jumping, maximum three riders per nation. Team/individual events held concurrently except for a final individual jumping round.

Gold: GER Michael Jung
Silver: FRA Astier Nicolas
Bronze: USA Phillip Dutton


There seemed little doubt that [Michael Jung] would become the first rider to retain an Olympic title in this event since 1988. After all, Jung had won the last three European Championships, was world ranked at number one and was the holder of all three of the sport’s Grand Slam events. The only title Jung did not hold was that of the 2014 World Equestrian Games where he won silver behind compatriot [Sandra Auffarth].

Jung was fifth after the dressage with [William Fox-Pitt] (GBR) leading the field ahead of Australia’s [Christopher Burton]. Fox-Pitt had only just recovered from a serious head injury suffered in an event in France in October 2015 which left him in a coma for two weeks. The Briton’s chance of a fairy tale victory was lost with a refusal on the cross-country phase. The leaders after the cross-country were the only three combinations to have ridden clear and inside the time limit. Burton led the field ahead of Jung and [Astier Nicolas] of France, with 1984 and 1988 champion [Mark Todd] of New Zealand just behind them and threatening to win a medal at age 60. Sadly for Todd, a nightmare first round of jumping removed him from contention and Burton also suffered disappointment as he dropped from first to third.

In the final phase of jumping [Phillip Dutton] of the USA produced a clear round which meant that he overtook Burton and won his first Olympic medal for 16 years - but the gold was to be decided between Jung and Nicolas. First up was Nicolas who hit a rail down and was marginally over the time allowed as well. This meant Jung would win as long as he did not have two fences down – something that never looked like happening. At the 2012 London Games, Jung became the first gold medallist to finish an Olympic eventing competition on his dressage score. They repeated that performance in Brazil with another perfect round in the final show jumping phase.

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Final Standings

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Horse Medal PP
1 Michael Jung 34 Germany GER Sam Fbw Gold 40.9
2 Astier Nicolas 27 France FRA Piaf de B'neville Silver 48.0
3 Phillip Dutton 52 United States USA Mighty Nice Bronze 51.8
4 Sam Griffiths 44 Australia AUS Paulank Brockagh 53.1
5 Christopher Burton 34 Australia AUS Santano II 53.6
6 Clarke Johnstone 29 New Zealand NZL Balmoral Sensation 59.3
7 Mark Todd 60 New Zealand NZL Leonidas II 62.0
8 Hua Tian 26 China CHN Don Geniro 63.6
9 Jonty Evans 44 Ireland IRL Cooley Rorkes Drift 64.6
10 Rebecca Howard 37 Canada CAN Riddle Master 65.8
11 Sandra Auffarth 29 Germany GER Opgun Louvo 66.4
12 William Fox-Pitt 47 Great Britain GBR Chilli Morning 67.4
13 Thibaut Vallette 42 France FRA Qing du Briot 69.4
14 Ingrid Klimke 48 Germany GER Hale-Bob Old 69.5
15 Mathieu Lemoine 32 France FRA Bart L 69.6
16 Boyd Martin 36 United States USA Blackfoot Mystery 70.9
17 Jonelle Richards-Price 35 New Zealand NZL Faerie Dianimo 73.5
18 Carlos Paro 37 Brazil BRA Summon Up The Blood 75.3
19 Merel Blom 29 Netherlands NED Rumour Has It 76.4
20 Yoshiaki Oiwa 40 Japan JPN The Duke of Cavan 77.0
21 Tim Lips 30 Netherlands NED Bayro 82.0
22 Stuart Tinney 51 Australia AUS Pluto Mio 84.6
23 Pietro Roman 26 Italy ITA Barraduff 86.2
24 Joris Van Springel 53 Belgium BEL Lully des Aulnes 87.9
25 Marcio Jorge 41 Brazil BRA Lissy MacWayer 88.0
26 Pippa Funnell 47 Great Britain GBR Billy the Biz 84.3
27 Ludwig Svennerstål 25 Sweden SWE Aspe 87.4
28 Karim Laghouag 40 France FRA Entebbe 94.8
29 Carlos Lobos 35 Chile CHI Ranco 96.1
30 Kitty King 33 Great Britain GBR Ceylor L A N 100.4
31 Elmo Jankari 23 Finland FIN Duchess Desiree 100.8
32 Alice Naber-Lozeman 45 Netherlands NED Peter Parker 102.2
33 Mark Kyle 43 Ireland IRL Jemilla 109.2
34 Arianna Schivo 29 Italy ITA Quefira de l'Ormeau 109.4
35 Camilla Kruger 29 Zimbabwe ZIM Biarritz 111.8
36 Sara Algotsson Ostholt 41 Sweden SWE Reality 39 112.6
37 Clare Abbott 30 Ireland IRL Euro Prince 112.6
38 Jessica Phoenix 32 Canada CAN A Little Romance 131.6
39 Márcio Appel 37 Brazil BRA Iberon Jmen 137.6
40 Luca Roman 30 Italy ITA Castlewoods Jake 138.4
41 Gemma Tattersall 31 Great Britain GBR Quicklook V 140.8
42 Colleen Loach 33 Canada CAN Qorry Blue d'Argouges 145.7
43 Ben Vogg 23 Switzerland SUI Noe des Vatys 148.1
44 Lauren Billys 28 Puerto Rico PUR Castle Larchfield Purdy 155.4
45 Linda Algotsson 44 Sweden SWE Fairnet 164.5 DNF
AC Ruy da Fonseca 42 Brazil BRA Tom Bombadill Too DNF
AC Frida Andersén 26 Sweden SWE Herta DNF
AC Ryuzo Kitajima 30 Japan JPN Just Chocolate DNF
AC Clark Montgomery 35 United States USA Loughan Glen DNF
AC Nicolas Wettstein 35 Ecuador ECU Nadeville Merze DNF
AC Padraig McCarthy 39 Ireland IRL Simon Porloe DNF
AC Theo van de Vendel 35 Netherlands NED Zindane DNF
AC Tim Price 37 New Zealand NZL Ringwood Sky Boy DNF
AC Albert Hermoso 37 Spain ESP Hito CP DNF
AC Kathryn Robinson 30 Canada CAN Let It Bee DNF
AC Felix Vogg 26 Switzerland SUI Onfire DNF
AC Andrey Mitin 46 Russia RUS Gurza DNF
AC Julia Krajewski 27 Germany GER Samourai du Thot DNF
AC Lauren Kieffer 29 United States USA Veronica DNF
AC Karin Donckers 45 Belgium BEL Fletcha van 't Verahof DNF
AC Paweł Spisak 34 Poland POL Banderas DNF
AC Stefano Brecciaroli 41 Italy ITA Apollo vd Wendy Kurt Hoeve DNF
AC Shane Rose 43 Australia AUS CP Qualified DNF
AC Aleksandr Markov 31 Russia RUS Kurfurstin DNF
AC Yevgeniya Ovchinnikova 31 Russia RUS Orion DNF