Tokyo Olympics, Equestrian: India's Fouaad Mirza, Seigneur Medicott finish maiden Games in 23rd place

Earlier in the day, Indian equestrian rider Fouaad Mirza and Seigneur Medicott finished 25th in the qualifying rounds to make it to the medal round of equestrian eventing at the Tokyo Olympics.

Fouaad Mirza and Seigneur Medicott managed 8.00 penalty points in the show jumping session of eventing and finished 25th - managing to qualify for the final round.   -  Reuters

India's Fouaad Mirza and Seigneur Medicott ended their journey at the Tokyo Olympics in 23rd position after the final round of show jumping on Monday.

Earlier, the duo qualified for the final of individual eventing after finishing in the top 25 after scoring 8.00 penalty points in the first round of jumping.

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Scores for the final round included penalties incurred in the qualifying rounds too. Mirza, who came in with an aggregate of 47.20 points from the three stages of eventing did not stand a chance of making the podium.

It is an encouraging finish for the rider and horse who are both making their Olympic debuts. This pair also won India two silver medals at the 2018 Asian Games in Jakarta.

Germany's Julia Krajewski eventually took gold in the event, making her the first female Olympic champion in eventing's history. Great Britain's Tom McEwen and Australia's Andrew Hoy took silver and bronze respectively.


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