Nick Skelton and Big Star win Individual Gold at Rio

Nick Skelton and Big Star win Individual Gold at Rio

 

Nick Skelton, a veteran of seven Olympic  Games, claimed gold  in the Individual Showjumping with Big Star after winning a six-way jump-off in Rio.

Skelton had produced two clear rounds to secure his place  among the riders set to fight it out in the jump-off. In the jump-off,  The Team Great Britain rider  recorded another flawless round  with Big Star to set the standard, stopping the clock at a  time of 42.82 seconds.

Skelton who was first to go had to  watch on as his rivals failed to match his performance with  Peder Fredricson of Sweden taking silver, while Canada’s Lamaze claimed bronze.