New Zealand's Mark Tood rides Campino as he competes in the Eventing Cross Country equestrian event at the London 2012 Olympic Games in Greenwich Park, July 30, 2012. REUTERS/Mike Hutchings
Germany win eventing gold, Britain second
Posted : Tuesday, 31 July 2012 08:16AM
LONDON (Reuters) - Germany won team Olympic gold in equestrian eventing on Tuesday after a consistently strong showing across all three disciplines with Britain doing well to take the silver.
New Zealand finished third after overtaking Sweden in the third leg of a multi-discipline event that tests horse and rider in dressage, cross-country and jumping.
"Everyone made a huge effort but we couldn't quite get the job done," said Zara Phillips, the grand-daughter of Queen Elizabeth II who performed solidly throughout on her Olympic debut.
(Written by Sarah Edmonds)
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