Tokyo Olympics: Participants in the events in Britain won the team gold, while Tom McQueen won the silver


dates: July 23 – August 8 Time in Tokyo: GMT +8
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Great Britain won the Olympic team gold for the first time in 49 years at Tokyo 2020, before Tom McQueen took silver in the singles category.

World number one Oliver Townend, Laura Collette and McQueen, the world number one, claimed the team victory in the final stage of showjumping.

They took the gold, ahead of Australia, while France took the bronze.

German Julia Kragowski took the individual honors from McEwen and Australian Andrew Hoy, 62, while Townend ranked fifth and Colette ranked ninth.

She is the first female competitor to win the women’s first allowed competition at the 1964 Tokyo Games.

McEwen took silver in the singles competition for Toledo de Quercere after a flawless display that followed his clear earlier runs in the team and cross-country vaulting stages.

Team GB finished 86.30 penalty kicks – 13.90 behind Australia – to claim Britain’s 11th gold medal at the Games.

My nerves were fine,” said McQueen, 30, who owns his stables at the Gatcombe Princess Royal estate in Gloucestershire.

“they [Townend and Collett] They are both great riders, and I had no doubts that they would pull it straight out of the bag quite easily and comfortably. “

Tom McQueen riding a Toledo de Quercier
GB riders Tom McEwen (pictured), Laura Collett and Oliver Townend were making their Olympic debuts

The last time Britain won the team gold medal at the Munich Olympics was in 1972, and only two riders – Richard Meade (1972) and Leslie Low (2004) – got a taste of individual glory.

Despite all three making their Olympic debuts this time, Britain were delivering 17.9 penalties after impressive runs in Sunday’s cross-country stage, and comfortably held the lead.

McEwen went clear, while Collett had four faults aboard the London 52 and Townend also collected four with the Ballaghmor Class.

“Lucky To Be Alive” – ​​The Return of Colette Caps

The Seal of Victory is a wonderful return to Colette, who He almost died in a fall eight years ago He spent six days in a coma.

She suffered a punctured lung, spine, shoulder, and rib fractures and lost much of her sight in one eye.

Two years after the accident, Colette had to deal with malicious and baseless rumors Couto Star, two-time Cheltenham Gold Cup winner, who was training in her yard for dressage, but died in a strange accident.

“I know I’m lucky to be alive, not to mention doing the job I love and winning an Olympic gold medal,” the 31-year-old told BBC Sport.

“Just being here was more than a dream come true.

“Standing on the podium makes every bad day worth it. It was an incredible experience.”

Laura Colette
Collette said an air jacket saved her life after a fall in 2013

Collette said her horse London 52 – nicknamed “Dan” in his stables near Cheltenham – was horrified by the water reflection when they made a mistake.

“He got it back together. It’s a shame, but it could have been a lot worse in this situation. It was a very smart trajectory,” she added.

“Classy horses, classy people”

Townend adds the Olympic gold medal to a glittering resume that includes victories in badminton, Burghley and Kentucky.

“The other guys made it really easy for me – they’re great riders,” said the 39-year-old who lives in Shropshire.

“I am surrounded by class horses and very classy people.

“There will be a big celebration and I don’t think it will be with a cup of tea and biscuits.”

This was GB’s third equestrian medal in Tokyo after Charlotte Dujardin, Karl Hester and Charlotte Fry won the dressage team bronze, and Dujardin also took individual bronze. McEwen then made it fourth with his silver.

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