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Individual, Open

Date30 July – 2 August 2021
StatusOlympic
LocationBaji Koen Equestrian Park, Setagaya, Tokyo
Participants62 from 29 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.

For various reasons, not one of the most recent World Championship medallists travelled to Tokyo for the delayed Olympic Games, although Michael Jung, Olympic champion in both London and Rio, and top ranked Oliver Townend were there to respectively lead the German and British efforts. In his first two Olympic appearances Jung has always been well placed in dressage, but this time he exceeded expectations and led the field ahead of Townend and Hua Tian of China.

Jung’s cross-country round was blighted by an incident at fence 14c. Since 2020 “frangible pins”, a safety clip allowing a fence to collapse to avoid dangerous rotational falls for horse and rider, had been added to the fences. Jung’s mount Chipmunk struck the fence and the log dropped to the floor, accumulating 11 penalties for the pair. A later appeal on the basis that the pins had not been correctly attached after a previous incident was rejected.This tightened the competition to the point where a single fence knocked down meant the difference between Oliver Townend in first and Kazuma Tomoto of Japan in fifth after the end of the cross- country. Unfortunately, the day was overshadowed by death of Jet Set, the mount of Switzerland’s Robin Godel, who was euthanized after suffering an irreparable ligament rupture in his lower leg.

The first round of show jumping saw a clear round from Julia Krajewski of Germany move into gold medal position ahead of Townend, with veteran Australian Andrew Hoy edged into contention. Townend’s two British teammates also remained in the hunt for the medals. After the team medals were decided, the top 25 continued to decide the individual medals. Briefly, it looked like Kazuma Tomoto was going to win an improbable individual gold medal for the host nation, but a faultless round from 62-year-old Andrew Hoy put paid to his ambitions.

Tom McEwen briefly harboured dreams of being Olympic champion when Townend faltered, but Julia Krajewski and Amande de B’Neville were as precise and brave in their jumping and secured the title - 57 years after Lana du Pont became the first female competitor in Olympic eventing, a woman finally stood on top of the Olympic podium.

PosNumberCompetitorHorseNOCPointsDressageCross-CountryJumping QualifyingJumping Final
114Julia KrajewskiAmande de BonnevilleGER26.0025.20 (4)0.40 (=8)0.00 (=1)0.40 (=3)Gold
250Tom McEwenToledo de KerserGBR29.3028.90 (12)0.00 (=1)0.00 (=1)0.40 (=3)Silver
354Andrew HoyVassily de LassosAUS29.6029.60 (=13)0.00 (=1)0.00 (=1)0.00 (=1)Bronze
45Kazuma TomotoVinci de la VigneJPN31.9025.90 (7)1.60 (=12)4.00 (=13)0.40 (=3)
52Oliver TownendBallaghmor ClassGBR32.4023.60 (2)0.00 (=1)4.00 (=13)4.80 (11)
634Nicolas TouzaintAbsolut GoldFRA33.9033.10 (=32)0.40 (=8)0.40 (=11)0.00 (=1)
710Christopher SixTotem de BreceyFRA35.2029.60 (=13)1.60 (=12)0.00 (=1)4.00 (=6)
862Michael JungChipmunk FRHGER36.1021.10 (1)11.00 (=24)0.00 (=1)4.00 (=6)
926Laura CollettLondon 52GBR37.8025.80 (6)0.00 (=1)4.00 (=13)8.00 (=14)
106Shane RoseVirgilAUS39.7031.70 (24)0.00 (=1)4.00 (=13)4.00 (=6)
1113Jonelle Richards-PriceGrovine de ReveNZL41.9030.70 (17)2.00 (14)0.00 (=1)9.20 (17)
1258Karim LaghouagTriton FontaineFRA45.2032.40 (26)0.00 (=1)4.00 (=13)8.80 (16)
1336Austin O'ConnorColorado BlueIRL46.0038.00 (49)0.00 (=1)4.00 (=13)4.00 (=6)
1430Kevin McNabDon QuidamAUS46.9032.10 (25)2.80 (=16)0.00 (=1)12.00 (20)
1524Lea SieglDSP Fighting LineAUT47.0032.60 (28)2.40 (15)4.00 (=13)8.00 (=14)
163Doug PayneVandiverUSA48.2033.00 (=30)6.80 (21)4.00 (=13)4.40 (10)
1728Melody JohnerToubleu de RueireSUI49.7036.10 (=44)0.40 (=8)0.00 (=1)13.20 (22)
1835Susanna BordoneImperial van de HoltakkersITA50.5033.90 (36)11.00 (=24)0.00 (=1)5.60 (13)
194Felix VoggColeroSUI51.7026.70 (8)11.80 (27)8.00 (=28)5.20 (12)
2051Boyd MartinTsetserleg TSFUSA52.3031.10 (20)3.20 (18)4.40 (26)13.60 (23)
2127Phillip DuttonZUSA54.1030.50 (16)4.80 (20)8.00 (=28)10.80 (19)
2237Jesse CampbellDiachelloNZL54.5030.10 (15)14.40 (31)0.40 (=11)9.60 (18)
2322Fouaad MirzaSeigneurIND59.6028.00 (=9)11.20 (26)8.00 (=28)12.40 (21)
2461Tim PriceVitaliNZL60.4025.60 (5)1.20 (11)12.00 (=37)21.60 (25)
257Hua TianDon GeniroCHN62.3023.90 (3)12.00 (28)8.80 (34)17.60 (24)
2659Arianna SchivoQuefira de l'OrmeauITA49.7042.90 (58)2.80 (=16)4.00 (=13)
2711Vittoria PanizzonSuper CilliousITA50.2038.60 (52)3.60 (19)8.00 (=28)
2817Colleen LoachQorry Blue d'ArgougesCAN50.8035.60 (42)7.20 (22)8.00 (=28)
2956Jan KamińskiJardPOL55.1033.10 (=32)12.80 (29)9.20 (35)
3012Sam WatsonFlamencoIRL55.3034.30 (38)13.00 (30)8.00 (=28)
3138Sandra AuffarthViamant du MatzGER56.5034.10 (37)22.40 (33)0.00 (=1)
3263Carlos ParroGoliathBRA62.9036.10 (=44)22.80 (34)4.00 (=13)
3318Miloslav Příhoda, Jr.Ferreolus LatCZE68.4033.80 (35)30.60 (36)4.00 (=13)
3429Toshiyuki TanakaTalma d’AllouJPN75.5032.70 (29)30.80 (37)12.00 (=37)
3555Bao YingfengFlandia 2CHN78.1034.50 (39)38.00 (39)5.60 (27)
3660Sarah EnnisWoodcourt GarrisonIRL79.7038.10 (50)37.60 (38)4.00 (=13)
3731Sun HuadongLady Chin v’t Moerven ZCHN86.8035.20 (41)42.00 (=40)9.60 (36)
3843Andrey MitinGurzaROC92.1036.10 (=44)30.00 (35)26.00 (44)
3944Miroslav TrundaShutterflykeCZE101.7046.10 (60)42.00 (=40)13.60 (40)
4023Peter FlarupFascinationDEN104.9033.70 (34)67.20 (46)4.00 (=13)
4148Nicolas WettsteinAltier d'AuroisECU105.3040.90 (56)48.40 (43)16.00 (42)
4221Thomas Heffernan HoTayberryHKG119.5046.70 (61)55.60 (44)17.20 (43)
4347Mikhail NastenkoMP Imagine IfROC133.8043.00 (59)76.40 (48)14.40 (41)
4420Francisco GavinoSource de la FayeESP135.3047.70 (62)75.60 (47)12.00 (=37)
DNF8Joanna PawlakFantastic FriedaPOL40.50 (55)45.20 (42)– (DNF)
DNF15Marcelo TosiGlenflyBRA31.50 (=21)8.80 (23)– (DNS)
DNF16Aliaksandr ZeliankoCarlo Grande Jr.BLR31.00 (=18)61.60 (45)– (DNS)
DNF40Victoria Scott-LegendreValtho des PeupliersRSA39.50 (53)19.80 (32)– (DNS)
DNF39Rafael LosanoFuiloda GBRA36.00 (43)– (DNF)
DNF52Robin GodelJet SetSUI36.40 (47)– (DNF)
DNF1Arinadtha ChavatanontBoleybawn PrinceTHA42.40 (57)– (DNF)
DNF9Therese ViklundVisceraSWE28.10 (11)– (DNF)
DNF19Lauren BillysCastle Larchfield PurdyPUR39.90 (54)– (DNF)
DNF25Weerapat PitakanondaCarnival MarchTHA38.20 (51)– (DNF)
DNF32Małgorzata CybulskaChenaro 2POL31.00 (=18)– (DNF)
DNF33Louise RomeikeCato 60SWE28.00 (=9)– (DNF)
DNF41Janneke BoonzaaijerChamp de TailleurNED33.00 (=30)– (DNF)
DNF46Merel BlomThe QuizmasterNED31.50 (=21)– (DNF)
DNF49Korntawat SamranBonero KTHA32.50 (27)– (DNF)
DNF53Yoshiaki OiwaCalle 44JPN31.50 (=21)– (DNF)
DNF42Lara de Liedekerke-MeierAlpaga d'ArvilleBEL37.20 (48)– (DNS)
DNF57Ludwig SvennerstålBalham MistSWE35.00 (40)– (DNS)
DNS45Katrin Khoddam HazratiDSP CosmaAUT– (DNS)