Eventing Team Clinches Gold At WEG
Maitozo Brings Home Bronze In Vaulting
United States Eventing Team took the Gold at the 2002 World Equestrian
Games in Jerez de la Frontera, Spain, on Sunday, September 15,
by completing the jumping portion of the competition with a total
of 32 penalties, bringing the team total to 175.40. This was more
than enough to defeat the Silver Medal winning team of France,
who finished with a score of 192.40 penalties. Great Britain won
the Bronze Medal with a final tally of 199.40 penalties.
U.S. Team, made up of David O'Connor riding Giltedge (Irish Sport
Horse: Glen Bar x Kitty) owned by Jacqueline Mars, Amy Tryon riding
her own Poggio II (Thoroughbred: Polynesian Flyer - Waves Club,
by Toooverprime), John Williams riding his own Carrick (Canadian
Sport Horse: Cozy's Commander - War Issue, by Northern Mystic),
and Kim Vinoski riding the Plain Dealing Farm owned Winsome Adante
(Thoroughbred: Saunter - Jus With Genoa, by Bohemond), took the
lead after the completion of the cross-country portion of the
competition in which Williams and Vinoski received only 2.80 and
2.40 time penalties respectively. This, accompanied by O'Connor's
clean round in the jumping portion of the competition, secured
the Gold Medal for the United States.
the Men's Individual Vaulting competition Devon Maitozo moved
from fourth position into third to take the Bronze Medal with
an average of 8.612. Matthias Lang of France won the Gold Medal
with a score of 8.973 and Germany's Gero Meyer took the Silver
Medal with 8.771.
complete results of the World Equestrian Games please visit the
USA Equestrian web site at www.equestrian.org.
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