Show Jumper Peter Wylde Wins Individual Bronze Medal at
the 2002 World Equestrian Games
de la Frontera, SpainSeptember 22, 2002 Peter Wylde
of the United States won the Bronze Medal in the individual Show
Jumping World Championship on Sunday, the final day of the 2002
World Equestrian Games in Jerez de la Frontera, Spain.
Dermott of Ireland was crowned the new World Champion and gave
Ireland its first World Championship medal. Eric Navet of France
could not repeat his World Champion performance of the 1990 WEG
in Stockholm, Sweden and took home the Silver Medal. Fourth place
went to Helena Lundback of Sweden.
four riders started with a clean slate in the Final Four and started
the initial round on their own horse. The first to go was Lennon
Dermott who went clean on Liscalgot. Helea Lundback was next won
Utfors Mynta and incurred the first rail of the day. Eric Navet
was third in the line-up and also went clear on Dollar du Murier
HTS de Seine.
who currently resides in Maastricht, Holland, was aboard Fein
Cera, owned by the Fein Cera Group and went clean. The twelve-year-old
mare went on to win Best Horse of the competition.
the second round Lundback rode the Irish horse this time and had
a rough go with twelve faults. Navet had a rail on the Swedish
entry Utfors Mynta. Wylde was third on the French horse and also
had a rail. Dermott had the only clear round on Fein Cera.
rode Liscalgot to start the third round and had another rail to
post for a total of eight going into the final round. Wylde was
next on Utfors Mynta and also posted a rail to tie Navet. Dermott
kept his fault-free performance with a clean go on Dollar du Merier
HTS de Seine and the best placing going into the final round.
Lundback kept all the rails up, but went too slow for three faults
on Fein Cera.
was the first to go in the final round on Liscalgot. If he were
to have any chance at the Gold, he needed to go clear. Unfortunately,
Wylde received another four faults for a final total of twelve,
but it guaranteed him the Bronze. Dermott was next to go on Utfors
Mynta and had one rail, but was able to clinch the Gold. Navet
rode last and clear on Fein Cera to capture the Silver.
United States Equestrian Teams won eight medals in six of the
seven disciplines. The final tally for the U.S. is three Gold,
three Silver and two Bronze, the best U.S. performance at any
World Equestrian Games. Only Germany, with nine medals, topped
the U.S. performance.
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