Crew GB’s Ben Maher has received gold within the particular person showjumping.
The 38-year-old from Enfield had a tricky battle for the Olympic medal, going through 5 different riders in a jump-off following an in depth remaining spherical.
Maher placed on a formidable efficiency to overcome silver medallist Peder Fredricson, of Sweden, by 17 hundredths of a second. Holland’s Maikel van der Vleuten received bronze.
Maher is Nice Britain’s second successive Olympic showjumping champion following Nick Skelton’s success with Massive Star in Rio 5 years in the past.
He provides this gold to the workforce gold he received at London 2012 alongside Skelton, Scott Brash and Peter Charles.
It’s Nice Britain’s fifth equestrian medal in Tokyo, equalling the document haul achieved in London.
Maher’s win adopted gold for the eventing workforce and Tom McEwen’s particular person eventing silver, plus workforce dressage bronze and Charlotte Dujardin’s particular person dressage bronze.
Fellow Britons Harry Charles and Scott Brash did not win a medal within the particular person occasion.
There was disappointment for Brash on Hiya Jefferson following an immaculate leaping spherical, however one time penalty noticed him miss out on the jump-off, ending his medal probabilities.
Charles, in the meantime, had 4 fences down on Romeo 88 and retired simply earlier than the tip of his spherical.