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Horse riding: French riders under pressure before the Paris Olympics


The tricolor delegation returned without a medal from the Worlds. But she wants to be positive, two years from the Olympics.

The disappointment is great for the French show jumping team, which returned empty-handed from the world championships in Herning, Denmark.

By team, the “blue jackets” finish in sixth place, although they were second in the provisional classification before the second round.

But during the last rotation, Kevin Staut - Olympic team champion in Rio in 2016 - received 12 penalty points, burying the hopes of the French clan.

Individually, Simon Delestre, former world number 1, climbed to the final, but could not do better than seventh place with his young gelding Cayman Jolly Jumper (10 years old).

At the time of the balance sheet, Sophie Dubourg, the national technical director of the French Riding Federation (FFE), prefers to see the glass half full.

“It's a fairly mixed record because there is the disappointment of not having won a medal.

We weren't favourites, we had pairs under construction with very seasoned riders but…

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Source: lefigaro

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