Aug 07, 2021

Behind The Lens: Tokyo 2020

By Kim Beaudoin - USEA Staff
Boyd Martin and Tsetserleg TSF rocketing around the show jumping phase. EMS Photo

Wow! What a whirlwind of a week. The eventers worked their magic in Tokyo, and now have their first female Olympic champion after Julia Krajewski won individual gold for Germany at Tokyo 2020.

The British team won Olympic eventing gold for the first time since 1972. They topped the dressage, increased their lead considerably after cross-country, and, despite both individual leader Oliver Townend and third-placed Laura Collett both having a show jump rail down, they finished 13.9 penalties ahead of the Australians, who took silver.

Team GBR were the only ones to finish on a total score of less than 100 (86.3) - according to EquiRatings, it was the lowest team score in the history of the Olympics.

The U.S. team put in a solid performance and finished sixth overall in the competition.

Check out more great photos from Tokyo 2020, provided by Equestrian Media Services.

Click here to view all of our Tokyo 2020 coverage.


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