Influential Olympic cross-country

Wonderful images of a wonderful day.

Our Olympic photographer, Libby Law, has provided us with some additional photos of some of the other competitors besides our wonderful New Zealanders.

Ryuzo Kitajima had the ride of his life on NZ horse Just Chocolate. They incurred 40 jumping faults and 34.4 time faults and are currently in 42nd place.
Ryuzo Kitajima had the ride of his life on NZ horse Just Chocolate. They incurred 40 jumping faults and 34.4 time faults and are currently in 42nd place.

I caught up with Ryuzo after his round and he was smiling from ear to ear. “He very good, so good. Had to canter so fast. My mistakes, he is little horse, makes combinations come long, need more power but he has good reaction. Last water me and horse both really tired, I say ‘please Chocky, please Chocky’. He so good.”

Michael Jung once again showed what a brilliant eventer he is and could well achieve something spectacular today. (Image: Libby Law)
Michael Jung once again showed what a brilliant eventer he is and could well achieve something spectacular today. (Image: Libby Law)

 

Astier Nicolas on Piaf De B'Neville is on 42 penalties in third place. He rode a beautiful round. (Image: Libby Law)
Astier Nicolas on Piaf de B’Neville is on 42 penalties in third place. He rode a beautiful round. (Image: Libby Law)
Australia's Stuart Tinney put in a great effort on Pluto Mio and are currently in 14th position on 59.6 penalties. They jumped clear with just 2.8 time faults. (Image: Libby Law)
Australia’s Stuart Tinney put in a great effort on Pluto Mio and is currently in 14th position on 59.6 penalties. They jumped clear with just 2.8 time faults. (Image: Libby Law)
Christopher Burton and Santano II are sitting on 37.6 penalties in the lead. (Image: Libby Law)
Christopher Burton and Santano II are sitting on 37.6 penalties in the lead. (Image: Libby Law)
Press Conference after the Cross Country: (L-R) GER-Michael Jung (Interim-2nd); AUS-Christopher Burton (Interim-1st); NZL-Sir Mark Todd (Interim-4th); FRA-Astier Nicolas (Interim-3rd); Pierre Michelet (Course Designer): (Image: Libby Law)
Should we be worried that Michael is the only one smiling here? Press Conference after the cross-country: (L-R) Michael Jung (Interim-2nd); Christopher Burton (Interim-1st); Sir Mark Todd (Interim-4th); Astier Nicolas (Interim-3rd); Pierre Michelet (Course Designer): (Image: Libby Law)