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.
Latest in Sport
- 1 Germanwings crash: Police make 'significant discovery' at home of co-pilot Andreas Lubitz
- 2 Germanwings captain Patrick Sondenheimer tried to break into locked cockpit door 'with an axe' as plane was descending
- 3 Zayn Malik already working on solo material, just days after quitting One Direction
- 4 The West has it totally wrong on Lee Kuan Yew
- 5 #FreeTheNipple: Women in Iceland bare breasts in solidarity with trolled student
Nigel Farage brands LGBT activists 'filth' and 'scum' and accuses them of scaring away his children after they invade his local pub
Ukip supporters are 55 or older, white and socially conservative, finds British Social Attitudes Report
JK Rowling responds to fan tweeting she 'can't see' Dumbledore being gay
Russia threatens Denmark with nuclear weapons if it tries to join Nato defence shield
Jeremy Clarkson sacked live: Alan Yentob 'wouldn't rule out' ex Top Gear host's BBC return
Germanwings plane crash live: Andreas Guenter Lubitz intentionally crashed flight 9525 into the Alps in act of mass murder and suicide – latest
£32000 - £38000 per annum: Ashdown Group: A successful accountancy practice in...
£18000 - £23000 per annum + Uncapped commission: SThree: Does earning a 6 figu...
£18000 - £25000 per annum: Recruitment Genius: This is an exciting opportunity...
£35000 - £40000 per annum: Recruitment Genius: A challenging opportunity for a...