Tokyo Olympics- Equestrian: India’s Fouaad Mirza fails to secure medal, finishes 23rd in individual final: Indian equestrian Fouaad Mirza and his horse Seigneur Medicott finished 23rd in the individual eventing jumping and missed out on a medal in the ongoing Tokyo Olympics on Monday.
Mirza came 23rd out of 25 with a final score of 59.60. “The #Equestrian Individual Eventing Jumping final comes to an end @FouaadMirza and #SeigneurMedicott finish 23rd. No medal here, but an inspirational performance from the duo this #Olympics. Great future ahead for them!” SAIMedia tweeted.
Sharing his Olympics experience, Fouaad said, “I’m honoured to have represented my country at the Olympics, and the last few days are notably some of the most memorable moments of my life. The entire experience of being part of such a significant global event, and having the opportunity compete with athletes from across the world is truly one of a kind. A lot of hard work and dedication has gone into achieving this milestone today. I have always believed that you either win or you learn. I’m grateful for my journey so far and would like to thank my parents for always being with me. I would like to thank all my coaches and trainers for believing in me and bringing out the best in me. Special thanks and acknowledgement to my sponsor Embassy Group and Mr. Jitu Virwani for their continuous support throughout my Olympic journey.”
Meanwhile, Germany’s Julia Krajewski became the first individual female athlete to win Olympic gold in individual eventing with a near-flawless final jump with her Amande de B’Neville.
While individual eventing became a mixed event in Tokyo 1964, no woman had ever won gold in this event – until now, reported Olympics.com
After competing in the dressage and cross country over the past three days, it all came down to the jumping section of the eventing competition.