Tustain takes bronze
Thursday 23 September 2004
Nicola Tustain added a fourth equestrian medal to Britain's collection of two golds and a bronze when she rode Prinz Heinrich to finish joint third in yesterday's Grade II section of the individual dressage at the Paralympic Games in Athens.
A close battle had been predicted between Joop Stokkel, the gold medal winner four years ago in Sydney, and Tustain. In the end, they took silver and bronze, with the 52-year-old Swede Irene Slaettengren beating them to the gold.
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