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Jumping, Individual, Open

Date4 – 8 August 2012
StatusOlympic
LocationGreenwich Park, Greenwich, London
Participants75 from 26 countries

The individual jumping title is always the most difficult to predict of all Olympic equestrian titles and with three former world champions in entry list it seemed that 2012 would not be an exception to the rule. The marginal favourite was Swedish rider Rolf-Göran Bengtsson, the European champion who also headed the world rankings, with the Swiss pair of Pius Schwizer and Steve Guerdat along with the veteran British rider Nick Skelton also being thought of as potential medallists. Bengtsson’s hopes were to be dashed on the morning of the final when he was forced to withdraw when his horse pulled up lame.

With four rider-horse teams clear over the fences in the two rounds of jumping, the medals were decided by time penalties. Guerdat became the first Swiss rider to win the title since 1924 by producing the only two rounds both clear and inside the time limit. In a jump-off between those with only a single time penalty each Gerco Schröder of the Netherlands capitalized on a mistake by Irishman Cian O’Connor to win the silver. Saudi rider Kamal Bahamdan was fourth despite not having made a jumping mistake – his two time penalties robbed him of a medal.

Schröder had little time to celebrate his Olympic medals as his horse, aptly named London, was seized from him as part of bankruptcy proceedings against the horse’s previous owners.

O’Connor had a strange journey towards his Olympic medal. After seemingly winning the gold medal at the Athens Olympics his title was stripped when his horse tested positive for an anti-psychotic drug. He was initially left out of the Irish team for London but when Denis Lynch’s horse Lantinus was excluded from a competition in Aachen for hypersensitivity in its’ legs, O’Connor was called up in his place and he survived an appeal from Lynch to the Court of Arbitration in Sport to reach London. His chances then appeared gone when he missed qualification for the final round but Bengtsson’s exit gave him a reprieve.

At 65 years of age Ian Millar produced another top 10 finish in his 10th Olympic Games. He became the first person to reach double figures in Olympic appearances, having first appeared in 1972 and only missing 11 appearances because of the 1980 Olympic boycott by Canada.

PosNrRiderHorseNOC
1371Steve GuerdatNino des BuissonnetsSUIGold
2364Gerco SchröderLondonNEDSilver
3348Cian O'ConnorBlue Loyd 12IRLBronze
4357Kamal BahamdanNoblesse Des TessKSA
=5360Alberto MichánRosalia la SillaMEX
=5338Scott BrashHello SanctosGBR
=5341Nick SkeltonBig StarGBR
8386Rich FellersFlexibleUSA
=9323Ian MillarStar PowerCAN
=9340Ben MaherTripple XGBR
=9363Marc HoutzagerTaminoNED
=12384Cassio RivettiTemple RoadUKR
=12315 DodaRahmannshof's BogenoBRA
=12373Pius SchwizerCarlina IVSUI
=12334Olivier GuillonLord de TheizeFRA
=12344Marcus EhningPlot BlueGER
=17370Paul EstermannCastlefield EclipseSUI
=17368Luciana Diniz-KnipplingLennoxPOR
19333Simon DelestreNapoli du RyFRA
=20330Daniel BlumanSancha LSCOL
=20305Edwina Tops-AlexanderItot Du ChateauAUS
22317Rodrigo PessoaRebozoBRA
=23378Henrik von EckermannAllerdingsSWE
=23347Meredith Michaels-BeerbaumBella DonnaGER
=23310Jos LansinkValentina van 't HeikeBEL
=26309Dirk DemeersmanBufero van het PanishofBEL
=26377Jens FredricsonLunaticSWE
=26354Prince Abdullah Al-SaudDavosKSA
=29312Gregory WatheletCadjanine ZBEL
=29389McLain WardAntaresUSA
=29322Eric LamazeDerly Chin de MuzeCAN
=29353Ramzy Al-DuhamiBayard van de Villa TheresiaKSA
33351Taizo SugitaniAvenzioJPN
34336Kevin StautSilvanaFRA
35303Julia HargreavesVedorAUS
36301José LaroccaRoyal PowerARG
37365Maikel van der VleutenVerdiNED
38376Rolf-Göran BengtssonCasall la SillaSWE
=39366Jur VrielingBubaluNED
=39372Werner MuffKiamonSUI
=41304James Paterson-RobinsonLanossoAUS
=41381Björn NagelNiack de l'AbbayeUKR
=41345Janne Friederike MeyerLambrascoGER
44361Nicolás PizarroCrossing JordanMEX
45318José Roberto Fernández FilhoMaestro St. LoisBRA
=47311Philippe Le JeuneVigo d'ArsouillesBEL
=47314Jill TercieraBernadien van WestuurBER
=47321Jill HenselwoodGeorgeCAN
=47335Pénélope LeprévostMylord CarthagoFRA
=47387Reed KesslerCylanaUSA
=51332Karim El-ZoghbyWervel WindEGY
=51356Abdullah SharbatlySultanKSA
=53331Rodrigo DíazRoyal VinckenburgCOL
=53326Tomás CouveUnderwrapsCHI
=53359Federico FernándezVictoriaMEX
=56349Billy TwomeyTinka's SerenadeIRL
=56329Carlos MilthalerHyo AltaneroCHI
58382Katharina OffelVivantUKR
59328Samuel ParotAl CalypsoCHI
60308Camal RəhimovWarriorAZE
61325Rodrigo CarrascoOr de la CharboniereCHI
62380Ahmad HamchoWonderboySYR
63302Alejandro MadornoMilano de FloreARG
64369Vladimir TuganovLanceroRUS
65339Peter CharlesVindicatGBR
=66350Ibrahim BisharatVrieda OJOR
=66358Jaime AzcárragaGangsterMEX
68343Christian AhlmannCodex OneGER
69383Oleksandr OnishchenkoComte d'ArsouillesUKR
70352Reiko TakedaAriJPN
=71306Matt WilliamsWatch MeAUS
=71319 Caca RibasWilexoBRA
=71379Lisen BrattMatrixSWE
=71388Beezie MaddenVia VoloUSA
AC320Tiffany FosterVictorCANDQ1

Qualifying Round (4 – 6 August 2012)

Three rounds. Total score of all rounds determined placement. Top 35 riders and ties advanced to Final Round, with a maximum of 3 riders per NOC. Top 60 riders and ties advanced from Part One, Top 45 riders and ties advanced from Part Two.

PosRiderHorseNOCPointsPart OnePart TwoPart Three
=1Nick SkeltonBig StarGBR00 (=1)0 (=1)0 (=1)Q
=1Maikel van der VleutenVerdiNED00 (=1)0 (=1)0 (=1)Q
=1Marc HoutzagerTaminoNED00 (=1)0 (=1)0 (=1)Q
=4Edwina Tops-AlexanderItot Du ChateauAUS40 (=1)0 (=1)4 (=8)Q
=4Prince Abdullah Al-SaudDavosKSA40 (=1)0 (=1)4 (=8)Q
=4Ben MaherTripple XGBR40 (=1)0 (=1)4 (=8)Q
=7Marcus EhningPlot BlueGER51 (=33)4 (=19)0 (=1)Q
=7Daniel BlumanSancha LSCOL50 (=1)1 (=16)4 (=8)Q
9Ramzy Al-DuhamiBayard van de Villa TheresiaKSA62 (41)0 (=1)4 (=8)Q
10Kamal BahamdanNoblesse Des TessKSA71 (=33)1 (=16)5 (=21)Q
=11Kevin StautSilvanaFRA80 (=1)4 (=19)4 (=8)Q
=11Jos LansinkValentina van 't HeikeBEL80 (=1)4 (=19)4 (=8)Q
=11 DodaRahmannshof's BogenoBRA80 (=1)0 (=1)8 (=24)Q
=11Steve GuerdatNino des BuissonnetsSUI80 (=1)4 (=19)4 (=8)Q
=11Paul EstermannCastlefield EclipseSUI80 (=1)0 (=1)8 (=24)Q
=11Scott BrashHello SanctosGBR84 (=42)4 (=19)0 (=1)Q
=11Rich FellersFlexibleUSA80 (=1)0 (=1)8 (=24)Q
=11Ian MillarStar PowerCAN84 (=42)0 (=1)4 (=8)Q
=11Gerco SchröderLondonNED80 (=1)4 (=19)4 (=8)Q
=11Rolf-Göran BengtssonCasall la SillaSWE80 (=1)0 (=1)8 (=24)Q
=11Pius SchwizerCarlina IVSUI88 (=60)8 (=44)0 (=1)Q
=22Meredith Michaels-BeerbaumBella DonnaGER90 (=1)8 (=44)1 (7)Q
=22Alberto MichánRosalia la SillaMEX90 (=1)0 (=1)9 (34)Q
=22Eric LamazeDerly Chin de MuzeCAN90 (=1)1 (=16)8 (=24)Q
25Rodrigo PessoaRebozoBRA101 (=33)4 (=19)5 (=21)Q
=26Luciana Diniz-KnipplingLennoxPOR128 (=60)0 (=1)4 (=8)Q
=26Gregory WatheletCadjanine ZBEL124 (=42)4 (=19)4 (=8)Q
=26Taizo SugitaniAvenzioJPN120 (=1)4 (=19)8 (=24)Q
=26McLain WardAntaresUSA120 (=1)4 (=19)8 (=24)Q
=26Jens FredricsonLunaticSWE120 (=1)8 (=44)4 (=8)Q
31Julia HargreavesVedorAUS130 (=1)8 (=44)5 (=21)Q
32Simon DelestreNapoli du RyFRA140 (=1)6 (=42)8 (=24)Q
=33Olivier GuillonLord de TheizeFRA164 (=42)4 (=19)8 (=24)Q
=33Henrik von EckermannAllerdingsSWE160 (=1)0 (=1)8 (=24)Q
=33Jur VrielingBubaluNED160 (=1)8 (=44)16 (42)
=33Werner MuffKiamonSUI160 (=1)4 (=19)12 (=35)
37Cassio RivettiTemple RoadUKR170 (=1)5 (=39)12 (=35)Q
=38José LaroccaRoyal PowerARG204 (=42)4 (=19)12 (=35)q2
=38Cian O'ConnorBlue Loyd 12IRL200 (=1)8 (=44)12 (=35)q3
=38Dirk DemeersmanBufero van het PanishofBEL200 (=1)8 (=44)12 (=35)q4
=41James Paterson-RobinsonLanossoAUS214 (=42)4 (=19)13 (=40)
=41Björn NagelNiack de l'AbbayeUKR214 (=42)4 (=19)13 (=40)
=41Janne Friederike MeyerLambrascoGER210 (=1)4 (=19)17 (43)
44Nicolás PizarroCrossing JordanMEX284 (=42)4 (=19)20 (44)
45José Roberto Fernández FilhoMaestro St. LoisBRA500 (=1)4 (=19)46 (45)
46Philippe Le JeuneVigo d'ArsouillesBEL80 (=1)8 (=44)– (DNS)
=47Jill TercieraBernadien van WestuurBER91 (=33)8 (=44)
=47Jill HenselwoodGeorgeCAN95 (=53)4 (=19)
=47Pénélope LeprévostMylord CarthagoFRA91 (=33)8 (=44)
=47Reed KesslerCylanaUSA91 (=33)8 (=44)
=51Karim El-ZoghbyWervel WindEGY105 (=53)5 (=39)
=51Abdullah SharbatlySultanKSA106 (=58)4 (=19)
=53Rodrigo DíazRoyal VinckenburgCOL111 (=33)10 (58)
=53Tomás CouveUnderwrapsCHI116 (=58)5 (=39)
=53Federico FernándezVictoriaMEX115 (=53)6 (=42)
=56Billy TwomeyTinka's SerenadeIRL124 (=42)8 (=44)
=56Carlos MilthalerHyo AltaneroCHI124 (=42)8 (=44)
58Katharina OffelVivantUKR164 (=42)12 (59)
59Samuel ParotAl CalypsoCHI178 (=60)9 (57)
60Camal RəhimovWarriorAZE185 (=53)13 (60)
61Rodrigo CarrascoOr de la CharboniereCHI225 (=53)17 (61)
62Ahmad HamchoWonderboySYR301 (=33)29 (62)
63Alejandro MadornoMilano de FloreARG99 (64)
=64Vladimir TuganovLanceroRUS1010 (=65)
=64Peter CharlesVindicatGBR1010 (=65)
=66Ibrahim BisharatVrieda OJOR1212 (=67)
=66Jaime AzcárragaGangsterMEX1212 (=67)
68Christian AhlmannCodex OneGER1515 (69)
69Oleksandr OnishchenkoComte d'ArsouillesUKR1818 (70)
70Reiko TakedaAriJPN2222 (71)
=71Matt WilliamsWatch MeAUS4242 (=72)
=71 Caca RibasWilexoBRA4242 (=72)
=71Lisen BrattMatrixSWE4242 (=72)
=71Beezie MaddenVia VoloUSA4242 (=72)
ACTiffany FosterVictorCAN8 (=60)– (AC)DQ5

Final Round (8 August 2012 — 12:00)

Two rounds. Total score of both rounds determined placement.

PosRiderHorseNOCPointsPart OnePart TwoJump-Off
1Steve GuerdatNino des BuissonnetsSUI00 (=1)0 (=1)
2Gerco SchröderLondonNED11 (=7)0 (=1)0 (1)
3Cian O'ConnorBlue Loyd 12IRL10 (=1)1 (=5)4 (2)
4Kamal BahamdanNoblesse Des TessKSA21 (=7)1 (=5)
=5Alberto MichánRosalia la SillaMEX44 (=11)0 (=1)
=5Scott BrashHello SanctosGBR40 (=1)4 (=7)
=5Nick SkeltonBig StarGBR40 (=1)4 (=7)
8Rich FellersFlexibleUSA55 (=20)0 (=1)
=9Ian MillarStar PowerCAN84 (=11)4 (=7)
=9Ben MaherTripple XGBR84 (=11)4 (=7)
=9Marc HoutzagerTaminoNED84 (=11)4 (=7)
=12Cassio RivettiTemple RoadUKR95 (=20)4 (=7)
=12 DodaRahmannshof's BogenoBRA94 (=11)5 (=13)
=12Pius SchwizerCarlina IVSUI91 (=7)8 (=15)
=12Olivier GuillonLord de TheizeFRA90 (=1)9 (=17)
=12Marcus EhningPlot BlueGER90 (=1)9 (=17)
=17Paul EstermannCastlefield EclipseSUI105 (=20)5 (=13)
=17Luciana Diniz-KnipplingLennoxPOR101 (=7)9 (=17)
19Simon DelestreNapoli du RyFRA124 (=11)8 (=15)
=20Daniel BlumanSancha LSCOL134 (=11)9 (=17)
=20Edwina Tops-AlexanderItot Du ChateauAUS134 (=11)9 (=17)
22Rodrigo PessoaRebozoBRA174 (=11)13 (22)
=23Henrik von EckermannAllerdingsSWE88 (=23)
=23Meredith Michaels-BeerbaumBella DonnaGER88 (=23)
=23Jos LansinkValentina van 't HeikeBEL88 (=23)
=26Dirk DemeersmanBufero van het PanishofBEL99 (=26)
=26Jens FredricsonLunaticSWE99 (=26)
=26Prince Abdullah Al-SaudDavosKSA99 (=26)
=29Gregory WatheletCadjanine ZBEL1212 (=29)
=29McLain WardAntaresUSA1212 (=29)
=29Eric LamazeDerly Chin de MuzeCAN1212 (=29)
=29Ramzy Al-DuhamiBayard van de Villa TheresiaKSA1212 (=29)
33Taizo SugitaniAvenzioJPN1414 (33)
34Kevin StautSilvanaFRA1616 (34)
35Julia HargreavesVedorAUS1717 (35)
36José LaroccaRoyal PowerARG2020 (36)
ACMaikel van der VleutenVerdiNED– (AC)DNF
DNSRolf-Göran BengtssonCasall la SillaSWE