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O'Brien Takes Silver Medal At World Military Games

ARMY EQUITATION School rider Lt. David O'Brien from Athlone, today (Sunday) took the Silver Medal at the Individual Show Jumping Championships at Minderhout, Belgium, in the World Military Games.

Competing against the world's best army riders, Lt. O'Brien, on the Irish-bred nine yr old bay mare <Lismore Clover> was leading up until the very last rider went in, but Andrey Stepanenko from Belarus was just under a second faster on the course, and pipped Ireland for the Gold Medal.

O'Brien said: <It was a very exciting competition, and a great honour to take a Silver Medal for my country. I could not fault Lismore Clover, and I honestly thought we had it in the bag until the very last.>

17-20, 2003

Results: Individual Show Jumping Competition
Sunday, July 20, 2003
1) GOLD MEDAL: STEPANENKO Andrey Private (BLR) NAPOR Faults 0/0/0 Time 34.52
2) SILVER MEDAL: O'BRIEN David Lieutenant (IRL) LISMORE CLOVER Faults 0/0/0 Time 35:15
3) BRONZE MEDAL: MAROTSKI Yahor Private (BLR) MUKHTARS Faults 0/0/0 Time 37:51

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