The German Young Rider team has been declared joint-gold medallists with the British team of the 2010 European Young Rider Eventing Championships in Pardubice (CZE). The German team was originally awarded team silver behind the British quartet of Tom McKeown, Emily Parker, Laura Collett and Emily Llewellyn, but a subsequent decimal-point correction to the Dressage scores meant that the two teams remarkably finished on exactly the same score.
The FEI will now provide four additional gold medals for the members of the German team - Sonja Buck, Franziska Roth, Freya Fuellgraebe and Sabine Deparade.
Catrin Norinder, FEI Eventing Director stated: “There was no appeal by the German team. The FEI corrected a very simple mistake that had been made in the rounding off of the decimal points in Dressage which had not been done according to the FEI Rules. We want to be fair to all the athletes and it was agreed that awarding two sets of gold medals was the best solution.”
The individual placings remain unaltered with Emily Parker (GBR) as the individual gold medalist.
Photo: German Team share gold. Photo credit: Alex Colhquon