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4 Jumping top four riders from the week’s competitions ride their own horse and then each others in a rotating system Australia also recorded the best ever jumping teams - saw the individual Gold medal going to 50 year old result at a World Championships, the jumping team Belgian Philippe Le Jeune who jumped four fault-free of Edwina Alexander, Chris Chugg (both NSW) and rounds. The Silver medal went to 28 year old Saudi Victorian’s Matt Williams and James Paterson-Robinson Arabian Abdullah L’ Sharbatly who finished on eight placed 7th in the teams championship in which 27 5 penalties and the Bronze medal going to the Beijing nations competed. This super result has qualified an Olympic Gold Medallist Eric Lamaze from Canada on nine Australian jumping team to compete at the London penalties. Olympic Games – meaning the team achieved its goal at the WEG. The team Gold was won convincingly by Fourth was Rodrigo Pessoa from Brazil. Lamaze’s horse, Germany from France and Belgium. Hickstead, was the leading horse – the only jumping horse of the games to finish on zero penalties. Both Chris Chugg and Edwina Alexander qualified for the individual jumping final in 11th and 12th position. Chris Chugg and Vivant finished the individual event in Williams finished in 62nd position individually from 7th place, the highest placed Australian combination in 121 staters. He jumped a 16 penalty round in the first the competition. It was a remarkable year for the pair round of the teams final and a clear round in the second which saw them succeed at many events in Europe also, round to secure 7th position for the Australian team. including placing 7th in the FEI Rolex World Cup Final Paterson-Robinson placed 57th individually and jumped earlier in the year. the two round team final incurring just four penalties in the first round and eight in the second round. Wrap Up The two round individual final saw Edwina finish 5th, England lead the medals table winning 9 gold medals jumping the two rounds with just one rail down and giving from Germany who won 5 and Holland who also won her an overall total score of 15.38 penalties and 13th 5. The Australian team had a mixed WEG, some great position overall – the highest placed female rider in the results, some steady results, and some disappointments. world. Chugg had three rails down over the two rounds Overall we finished in 11th position. to finish in 19th and his total score of 22.38 ranked him The next World Equestrian Games will be held at 21st in the world. A super result for Australia, it is the Normandy, France in 2014. first time that Australia has had two riders finish in the top 25 riders in the world. Jenny Sheppard The individual jumping world championship - where the 49


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