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Individual, Open

Date6 – 9 August 2016
StatusOlympic
LocationCentro Olímpico de Hipismo, Parque Olímpico de Deodoro, Deodoro, Rio de Janeiro (Olympic Equestrian Centre)
Participants65 from 24 countries
FormatDressage, cross-country, and jumping. Top 25 after first round of jumping advance to second round of jumping, maximum three riders per nation. Team/individual events held concurrently except for a final individual jumping round.

There seemed little doubt that Michael Jung would become the first rider to retain an Olympic title in this event since 1988. After all, Jung had won the last three European Championships, was world ranked at number one and was the holder of all three of the sport’s Grand Slam events. The only title Jung did not hold was that of the 2014 World Equestrian Games where he won silver behind compatriot Sandra Auffarth.

Jung was fifth after the dressage with William Fox-Pitt (GBR) leading the field ahead of Australia’s Christopher Burton. Fox-Pitt had only just recovered from a serious head injury suffered in an event in France in October 2015 which left him in a coma for two weeks. The Briton’s chance of a fairy tale victory was lost with a refusal on the cross-country phase. The leaders after the cross-country were the only three combinations to have ridden clear and inside the time limit. Burton led the field ahead of Jung and Astier Nicolas of France, with 1984 and 1988 champion Mark Todd of New Zealand just behind them and threatening to win a medal at age 60. Sadly for Todd, a nightmare first round of jumping removed him from contention and Burton also suffered disappointment as he dropped from first to third.

In the final phase of jumping Phillip Dutton of the USA produced a clear round which meant that he overtook Burton and won his first Olympic medal for 16 years - but the gold was to be decided between Jung and Nicolas. First up was Nicolas who hit a rail down and was marginally over the time allowed as well. This meant Jung would win as long as he did not have two fences down – something that never looked like happening. At the 2012 London Games, Jung became the first gold medallist to finish an Olympic eventing competition on his dressage score. They repeated that performance in Brazil with another perfect round in the final show jumping phase.

PosNrRiderHorseNOCPenalty PointsDressageCross-CountryJumping
126Michael JungSam FbwGER40.940.9 (5)0.0 (=1)0.0 (=1)Gold
22Astier NicolasPiaf de B'nevilleFRA48.042.0 (11)0.0 (=1)6.0 (10)Silver
364Phillip DuttonMighty NiceUSA51.843.6 (15)3.2 (=6)5.0 (9)Bronze
45Sam GriffithsPaulank BrockaghAUS53.146.3 (22)6.8 (10)0.0 (=1)
521Christopher BurtonSantano IIAUS53.637.6 (2)0.0 (=1)16.0 (=17)
644Clarke JohnstoneBalmoral SensationNZL59.346.5 (23)4.8 (9)8.0 (=11)
725Mark ToddLeonidas IINZL62.044.0 (17)2.0 (4)16.0 (=17)
850Hua TianDon GeniroCHN63.642.4 (12)13.2 (15)8.0 (=11)
938Jonty EvansCooley Rorkes DriftIRL64.641.8 (9)22.8 (21)0.0 (=1)
1053Rebecca HowardRiddle MasterCAN65.849.4 (=41)12.4 (14)4.0 (=6)
119Sandra AuffarthOpgun LouvoGER66.441.6 (8)24.8 (23)0.0 (=1)
1223William Fox-PittChilli MorningGBR67.437.0 (1)30.4 (27)0.0 (=1)
1337Thibaut ValletteQing du BriotFRA69.441.0 (6)24.4 (22)4.0 (=6)
1462Ingrid KlimkeHale-Bob OldGER69.539.5 (4)26.0 (24)4.0 (=6)
1554Mathieu LemoineBart LFRA69.639.2 (3)14.4 (16)16.0 (=17)
1611Boyd MartinBlackfoot MysteryUSA70.947.7 (35)3.2 (=6)20.0 (23)
1761Jonelle PrinceFaerie DianimoNZL73.549.5 (43)8.0 (11)16.0 (=17)
1829Carlos ParroSummon Up The BloodBRA75.347.3 (=33)4.0 (8)24.0 (24)
1960Merel BlomRumour Has ItNED76.454.4 (53)12.0 (13)10.0 (14)
2049Yoshiaki OiwaThe Duke of CavanJPN77.047.0 (=29)18.0 (17)12.0 (=15)
2124Tim LipsBayroNED82.046.0 (20)28.0 (25)8.0 (=11)
2240Stuart TinneyPluto MioAUS84.656.8 (58)2.8 (5)25.0 (25)
2339Pietro RomanBarraduffITA86.248.2 (38)20.0 (=18)18.0 (=21)
2434Joris Van SpringelLully des AulnesBEL87.954.3 (52)21.6 (20)12.0 (=15)
2565Marcio JorgeLissy MacWayerBRA88.050.0 (44)20.0 (=18)18.0 (=21)
2642Pippa FunnellBilly the BizGBR84.343.9 (16)40.4 (=28)0.0 (=26)
2763Ludwig SvennerstålAspeSWE87.451.0 (48)28.4 (26)8.0 (=38)
2818Karim LaghouagEntebbe de HusFRA94.843.4 (14)50.4 (=32)1.0 (29)
2916Carlos LobosRancoCHI96.149.3 (40)42.8 (=30)4.0 (=30)
3059Kitty KingCeylor L A NGBR100.446.8 (=26)53.6 (36)0.0 (=26)
3133Elmo JankariDuchess DesireeFIN100.848.0 (37)42.8 (=30)10.0 (40)
3243Alice Naber-LozemanPeter ParkerNED102.246.2 (21)52.0 (35)4.0 (=30)
3355Mark KyleJemillaIRL109.250.4 (45)50.8 (34)8.0 (=38)
3420Arianna SchivoQuefira de l'OrmeauITA109.455.0 (54)50.4 (=32)4.0 (=30)
3531Camilla KrugerBiarritzZIM111.859.4 (61)40.4 (=28)12.0 (42)
3646Sara Algotsson OstholtReality 39SWE112.645.4 (19)61.2 (37)6.0 (37)
3719Clare AbbottEuro PrinceIRL112.647.0 (=29)65.6 (39)0.0 (=26)
381Jessica PhoenixA Little RomanceCAN131.652.0 (50)75.6 (42)4.0 (=30)
3912Márcio AppelIberon JmenBRA137.657.2 (59)64.4 (38)16.0 (=44)
404Luca RomanCastlewoods JakeITA138.450.8 (46)71.6 (40)16.0 (=44)
416Gemma TattersallQuicklook VGBR140.847.2 (32)89.6 (46)4.0 (=30)
4236Colleen LoachQorry Blue d'ArgougesCAN145.756.5 (57)85.2 (44)4.0 (=30)
4313Ben VoggNoe des VatysSUI148.151.7 (49)82.4 (43)14.0 (43)
4435Lauren BillysCastle Larchfield PurdyPUR155.456.0 (=55)88.4 (45)11.0 (41)
4510Linda AlgotssonFairnetSWE164.550.9 (47)109.6 (47)4.0 (=30)DNF
AC48Ruy FonsecaTom Bombadill TooBRA46.8 (=26)112.0 (48)– (AC)DNF
AC27Frida AndersénHertaSWE47.9 (36)9.2 (12)DNF
AC14Ryuzo KitajimaJust ChocolateJPN57.7 (60)74.4 (41)DNF
AC28Clark MontgomeryLoughan GlenUSA46.6 (24)– (AC)DNF
AC32Nicolas WettsteinNadeville MerzeECU56.0 (=55)– (AC)DNF
AC3Padraig McCarthySimon PorloeIRL46.8 (=26)– (AC)DNF
AC7Theo van de VendelZindaneNED65.7 (64)– (AC)DNF
AC8Tim PriceRingwood Sky BoyNZL47.0 (=29)– (AC)DNF
AC15Albert HermosoHito CPESP64.3 (63)– (AC)DNF
AC17Kathryn RobinsonLet It BeeCAN49.4 (=41)– (AC)DNF
AC30Felix VoggOnfireSUI46.7 (25)– (AC)DNF
AC41Andrey MitinGurzaRUS59.9 (62)– (AC)DNF
AC45Julia KrajewskiSamourai du ThotGER44.8 (18)– (AC)DNF
AC47Lauren KiefferVeronicaUSA47.3 (=33)– (AC)DNF
AC51Karin DonckersFletcha van 't VerahofBEL41.1 (7)– (AC)DNF
AC52Paweł SpisakBanderasPOL53.6 (51)– (AC)DNF
AC56Stefano BrecciaroliApollo vd Wendy Kurt HoeveITA41.9 (10)– (AC)DNF
AC57Shane RoseCP QualifiedAUS42.5 (13)– (AC)DNF
AC58Aleksandr MarkovKurfurstinRUS48.9 (39)– (AC)DNF
AC22Yevgeniya OvchinnikovaOrionRUS66.0 (65)– (DNS)DNF