Wins Gold Medal At World Equestrian Games
DERMOTT LENNON, from Loughbrickland in Co. Down, riding the Irish-bred
mare, Liscalgot, has won the World Championship Show Jumping Gold
Medal at today¹s (Sunday) final competition in Jerez, Spain.
is the first Gold ever won by Ireland at World Championship level.
yesterday as one of the world¹s Top Four riders after four
days of competition at the World Equestrian Games in Jerez, the
33 yr old Lennon today competed against Eric Navet (France), Helena
Lundback (Sweden) and Peter Wylde (USA), in a nerve-wracking jump-off
that involved each finalist riding the other finalists¹ horses
over a world championship course of jumps.
finished on faults, thereby clinching the World Gold Medal.
has only ever reached the final on three occasions - once in O82,
when Commdt. Gerry Mullins finished Fourth, and twice (O74, O78)
when the legendary Eddie Macken finished in Silver Medal position.
(Saturday) Ireland finished with three riders in the World Top Ten
- Lennon, Peter Charles and Kevin Babington.
is already a member of the Irish show jumping team who are currently
4 - FINAL INDIVIDUALS
Sunday, 22nd September 2002 - 13.00 HRS
RESULT FINAL COMPETITION
Competition with rotation of horses
Gold - Dermott LENNON (IRL) Faults 0/4/0/0 TOTAL 4
2) Silver - Eric NAVET (FRA) Faults 4/4/0/0 TOTAL 8
3) Bronze - Peter WYLDE (USA) Faults 4/4/4/0 TOTAL 12
Helena LUNDBACK (SWE) Faults 12/4/2/3 TOTAL 21