She finally did it, and luckily it happened on the last competition she rode with her number one. Anky van Grunsven won Olympic gold, a medal she has been craving for since the Games of Barcelona in 1992.
Even though Van Grunsven kept a healthy attitude towards her life-time rival Isabell Werth, it was obvious that her perennial number two position bothered her immensely. Never being able to beat Werth on Gigolo at any European competition, Gestion Olympic Bonfire (OLD,by Welt As x Praefectus xx) scored a world record 86% in his Olympic freestyle and received gold while Gigolo was only good for silver.
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