U.S. Olympic Show Jumping Team Finishes Sixth; Rich Fellers and McClain Ward Advance to Individual Final

Rich Fellers and Flexible advance to the individual rounds (Photo: Diana DeRosa)
Rich Fellers and Flexible advance to the individual rounds (Photo: Diana DeRosa)

Greenwich, UK - Hard luck continued for the U.S. Olympic Show Jumping Team as they rallied for a sixth place finish in the Team Championship at Greenwich Park. American anchor rider Rich Fellers said "Clear rounds win medals" and Monday that proved true as Great Britain won Team Gold for the first time since 1952. They did it in classic style in front of a home crowd of 20,000 fans, jumping off with Holland for the Gold medal. It was a masterful effort by the home team. Saudi Arabia won Bronze.

McCalain Ward and Antares earned a spot in the individual competition (Phoot: Diana DeRosa)
McCalain Ward and Antares earned a spot in the individual competition (Phoot: Diana DeRosa)

Bob Ellis' track proved incredibly tough and scopey and only eight of the 51 starters managed clear rounds. The water line, from fences three to five proved very influential. The best American effort was turned in by Beezie Madden (Cazenovia, NY) who rebounded back from a rough start to the Olympic Games on Via Volo to fault at the third to last fence, a massive oxer...read more>
 
More U.S. Show Jumping team updates from the 2012 Olympic Games
• Fellers Leads U.S. to Second Round of Olympic Games Nations Cup
• Strong Start for U.S. Olympic Show Jumping Team in First Individual Qualifier




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