Equestrianism: Jung sends out Olympic warning
Monday 18 June 2012
Michael Jung, the reigning world and European champion, sent an ominous warning to his London 2012 rivals by winning the Luhmühlen four-star event in Germany yesterday.
Jung also landed the three-star class, taking both sections by comfortable margins to underline his powerful Olympic gold-medal credentials.
The German rider could afford to have two showjumping fences down and still take the four-star title following Australian Andrew Hoy's dramatic implosion on Rutherglen.
Hoy, second behind Jung overnight, accrued 14 faults to drop outside the top five, while Britain's Oliver Townend suffered a similar fate, falling from third to eighth aboard Armada after collecting 12 faults.
Jung and Leopin FST emerged from the showjumping arena with four faults for a final total of 36.80 penalties, with Wiltshire-based Australia international Lucinda Fredericks second.
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