Charlotte Dujardin turned Nice Britain’s most embellished feminine Olympian by successful the bronze medal in a tense particular person dressage occasion at Tokyo 2020.
Dujardin, 36, confronted a nervous wait to see whether or not Dorothee Schneider would surpass her mark of 88.543% within the closing run of the day however the German rider couldn’t deny her a sixth Olympic medal.
Dujardin’s haul of three gold medals, one silver and two bronze strikes her away from the 5 medals gained by British rower Katherine Grainger and tennis participant Kathleen McKane Godfree.
However her run of successive Olympic titles from 2012 and 2016 got here to an finish, as Germany’s Jessica von Bredow-Werndl scored 91.732% to beat compatriot Isabell Werth into silver on 89.657%.
Had Schneider overtaken Dujardin she would have secured an all-German podium within the occasion for the primary time since 1992.
Gold medallist Von Bredow-Werndl executed a masterful show on her Olympic debut, guiding her horse TSF Dalera meticulously to the soundtrack of hit 2016 movie ‘La La Land’.
Gio delivers for Dujardin
Dujardin’s success at earlier Video games had come aboard the now-retired Valegro, a horse immortalised with a statue in Dujardin’s hometown of Newent in Gloucestershire.
Her new mount – named Gio however nicknamed ‘Pumpkin’ after arriving in her steady round Halloween – stood up admirably to the difficult Tokyo warmth and the strain of an Olympic occasion.
BBC Sport equestrian skilled Bobby Hayler stated: “This can imply an terrible lot to Charlotte Dujardin. She can be extremely pleased with such a younger horse, however a really, very succesful younger horse.”
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