The day after the singles final – where three Swedish jockeys were among the top five – became a day of recovery for the horses and jockeys.
With impressive results in the singles competition, all three Swedish horses Peder Fredrikson’s All In, Malin Baryard Johnson’s Indiana and Henrik von Eckermann King Edward had to go through two rounds on Wednesday.
Something that costs energy and energy, but all three were fresh the next day. When all the final horses were checked on Thursday, the Swedish horses passed the examination without any problems.
Ago The new rules Taken into effect from the Olympic Games in Tokyo, national captain Ankarcrona can replace one of the three riders who took part in the individual competition against the on-site reserve, experienced Rolf-Göran Bengtsson, if he so desires.
The change may take place as late as two hours before the start, but if nothing unexpected happens, it will be Fredrickson, Baryard Johnson and Von Eckermann who also enter the team competition.
On Friday, the qualifiers for the team final will be decided. 19 teams start with three riders on each team. The scores of all riders are calculated. The top ten after Friday’s playoffs advance to the team final on Saturday. This is where the law starts from scratch.
Sweden is coming the last As one of the biggest candidates for gold, but the competition will be fierce.
– I can list six or eight teams that can win, says Henrik Ancarkrona.
Switzerland has a very good squad in Tokyo, and the question is what it means for American jockeys and horses that none of the crews qualified for solo competition.
Although it is naturally painful, it may be to their advantage as a team. When the horses of the Swedes had to work hard on Wednesday, the American horses could only enjoy the moment.
Britain may also want to take part in the medal battle, but on Thursday they suffered a setback. Jefferson injured Scott Brash’s horse and will not start but will be replaced by Holly Smith in Denver.
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