Lamaze Wins Jumping Gold
KONG (AP)—Eric Lamaze of Canada rode Hickstead
to the individual gold medal in Olympic equestrian
jumping on Thursday, winning a timed jump-off
over Rolf-Goran Bengtsson of Sweden, who took
silver on Ninja.
rider Beezie Madden, riding Authentic, beat six
other riders in another timed jump-off for the
in the week, the U.S. team won gold in team jumping
and Canada won the silver.
our week,” said Lamaze. “This makes
the team medal all the sweeter. It’s going
to take awhile for the moment to sink in.”
the first of the two main rounds, 10 riders had
clean rides, but Lamaze and Bengtsson were the
only riders to finish both rounds without a fault.
That set up the jump-off to decide the gold medalist.
Grunsven Wins Gold Again in Olympic Dressage
KONG (AP)—Anky van Grunsven of The Netherlands
held off a familiar foe Tuesday to win her third
straight gold medal in Olympic equestrian individual
Grunsven scored 82.4 percent in the Grand Prix
Freestyle on Salinero, also her partner in 2004
in Athens. That score, combined with her total
in the Grand Prix Special test on Saturday, gave
her a final average of 78.68 percent.
Isabell Werth finished with a final average of
76.65 percent for silver. More...
Team Jumping Horses Suspended for Doping
KONG (AP)—Four horses in the Olympic equestrian
team jumping competition, including one from Norway’s
bronze-medal team, have been provisionally suspended
after testing positive for a banned pain reliever.
drug test results—positive for capsaicin
in each case—were announced Thursday afternoon
by the sport’s international governing body.