Philippe Le Jeune Crowned World Champion in the Rolex Final Four
Monday, October 11, 2010
Belgium’s Philippe Le Jeune was crowned World Champion in the Rolex Final Four after the final class of the FEI World Jumping Individual Championship, presented by ROLEX, at the 2010 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games in Kentucky, USA.
Following four clinical clear rounds of Jumping on each of his four mounts, Le Jeune took gold ahead of Abdullah Al Sharbatly (KSA) in second place and Eric Lamaze (CAN) in third for the Bronze medal:
1st Philippe Le Jeune (BEL) riding Vigo D’Arsouilles
2nd Abdullah Al Sharbatly (KSA) riding Seldana Di Campalto
3rd Eric Lamaze (CAN) riding Hickstead
4th Rodrigo Pessoa (BRA) riding HH Rebozo
Audio interviews with riders from today’s Rolex Final Four Individual Championship are also available to listen to, and download for free, on the links below:
Philippe Le Jeune (Bel) English Version Gold Medalist
Philippe Le Jeune (Bel) French Version
Abdullah Al Sharbatly (KSA) Silver Medalist
Eric Lamaze (Can) Bronze Medalist
Rodrigo Pessoa (Bra) English Version
Rodrigo Pessoa (Bra) Portuguese Version
Commentary on Philippe Le Jeune Clinching the Gold in the Rolex Stadium
Kevin Staut, from France, has been competing at the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games wearing a Green & Gold armband which bears the words “Number 1, The Rolex Rankings”.
Germany’s Marcus Ehning was the first rider to be awarded the ‘Green & Gold’ and now Kevin Staut wears it in all competitions whilst he is the Number 1 ranked rider on the Rolex Rankings. The Rolex Rankings are the only accurate guide to excellence in Jumping and the Green & Gold has been devised for equestrian fans at events and watching on TV internationally to instantly recognise the world’s best/leading rider.
Rankings No 117 (30.09.2010):
1. Kevin STAUT (FRA) with 3406 pts
2. Marcus EHNING (GER) with 3243 pts
3. Pius Schwizer (SUI) with 3113 pts