Eventing team secure silver but Phillips left in tears
Great Britain's eventing team won the silver medal at Greenwich Park yesterday, but a tearful Zara Phillips was left apologetic after her final round.
"I messed up," she said. "[The horse] must have been thinking: I wish your mum was riding."
Had Phillips managed a clear round – as she would do later in the individual competition – GB would have been celebrating a gold medal. Britain has not won an eventing gold for 40 years but the country does possess a proud record in the sport. Yesterday's silver was their fifth runners-up finish in the team event in that time, and an improvement on the bronze medal secured in Beijing in 2008.
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