Source: Xinhua

08-12-2008 21:50

Special Report:   2008 Beijing Olympic Games

 HONG KONG, Aug. 12 (Xinhua) -- Germany won the first Olympic Eventing Team gold medal in the three-day eventing at the Shatin Equestrian Venue here Tuesday night after a tight fight with Australia and Great Britain.

German rider Hinrich Romeike and horse Marius jump during eventing jumping competition of the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games equestrian events at Hong Kong Olympic Equestrian Venue (Sha Tin) in the Olympic co-host city of Hong Kong, south China, Aug. 12, 2008. Germany won the first Olympic Eventing Team gold medal in the three-day eventing here Tuesday night with a total penalty of 166.10. (Xinhua/Lui Siu Wai)
German rider Hinrich Romeike and horse Marius jump 
during eventing jumping competition of the Beijing 
2008 Olympic Games equestrian events at Hong Kong 
Olympic Equestrian Venue (Sha Tin) in the Olympic 
co-host city of Hong Kong, south China, Aug. 12, 
2008. Germany won the first Olympic Eventing Team 
gold medal in the three-day eventing here Tuesday 
night with a total penalty of 166.10. 
(Xinhua/Lui Siu Wai)

    Germany finished on 166.10 penalty points ahead of Australia on 171.20 points. Britain secured third place on 185.70 points.

    Sweden placed fourth on 230.50 points while New Zealand ranked fifth on 240.90 points.

    The 3-day eventing combines the dressage, cross-country and jumps.

    At Olympic Games (1912-2004), German dressage, show jumping and eventing riders won 76 medals - 35 gold, 19 silver and 23 bronze medals.

German rider Ingrid Klimke and horse Abraxxas jump during the eventing jumping competition of the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games equestrian events at Hong Kong Olympic Equestrian Venue (Sha Tin) in the Olympic co-host city of Hong Kong, south China, Aug. 12, 2008. Germany won the first Olympic Eventing Team gold medal in the three-day eventing here Tuesday night with a total penalty of 166.10. (Xinhua/Lui Siu Wai)
German rider Ingrid Klimke and horse Abraxxas jump 
during the eventing jumping competition of the 
Beijing 2008 Olympic Games equestrian events at 
Hong Kong Olympic Equestrian Venue (Sha Tin) in the 
Olympic co-host city of Hong Kong, south China, 
Aug. 12, 2008. Germany won the first Olympic Eventing 
Team gold medal in the three-day eventing here Tuesday 
night with a total penalty of 166.10. 
(Xinhua/Lui Siu Wai)

Eventing Team:

    Gold: Germany (Andreas Dibowski, Ingrid Klimke, Frank Ostholt,Hinrich Romeike,Peter Thomsen)

    Silver: Australia (Clayton Fredericks, Lucinda Fredericks, Megan Jones, Sonja Johnson, Shane Rose)

    Bronze: Britain (Kristina Cook, Daisy Dick, William Fox-Pitt, Sharon Hunt, Mary King)


Editor:Si Qintu