Brazil, Germany, The Netherlands and USA all tied for the lead...
...on a zero score after the first round of Team Jumping yesterday with France trailing by just a single time fault going into today’s second-round medal decider.
Amongst the seven teams that did not make the cut were the defending Olympic champions from Great Britain, not helped but a disastrous round from John Whitaker who had an uncharacteristic 23 faults with his mare Ornellaia, it’s all over for the British contingent.
Americans were done and dusted. Farrington wasn’t getting too carried away however. “Quite clearly our hopes are to be in contention for the top, but you never know what to expect - we take it one round at a time,” he said wisely.