Germany's Thomas Brüsewitz won the Individual Freestyle at Christie's International Real Estate's Vaulting discipline at the FEI World Equestrian Games™ Tryon 2018 on Wednesday, duplicating his success from Tuesday's compulsory. Vaulting for a score of 8.987, he kept France's Lambert Leclezio and Jannis Drewell for Germany at bay.
It was fireworks in the arena when world No.3, Brüsewitz did his Freestyle following the theme of the movie Truman show.
"The person in the show is a star because he is true to himself, a real person. Our vaulting is true as well. I thought this a fitting theme for the world championship here."
Brüsewitz did not go the limit and kept it safe, omitting one handstand.
"When I had my signature movement out of the way, the flic flac backwards, I felt I should play it safe. I will keep it up my sleeve for the final Freestyle," the student at a sports university in Cologne, Germany said.
FEI World Cup™ winner Jannis Drewell "danced with wolves" for his Freestyle, collecting 8.924 with four scores of 9 from the judges panel.
"I had this theme ten years ago for my very first national youth championship and I thought it was a good moment to come up with it again. It was much better than ten years ago."
French Lambert Leclezio was not happy with his performance, finishing on 8.832.
"Two big movements did not go to plan, but maybe people on the outside did not notice."
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