Qualifying competitions in all sports must be completed by June 29 and the formation of athlete delegates for the Tokyo Olympics must be formalized by July 5. The choices are growing day by day. The day before the Belgian Olympic and Interfaith Committee (CIB) announced the fourth selection of Belgian athletes, the Royal Belgian Federation of Equestrian Sports (FRBSE) announced on Wednesday that it could land a team in the Japanese capital. Dressing. The only participation of a Belgian team in this discipline was at the 1928 Amsterdam Olympics.
This unexpected news was possible. “Belgium are lucky to be sending a dressage team to Tokyo as Ireland, which did not send a team, and Luxembourg, which did not meet the required eligibility criteria, withdrew.“
Following this last-minute decision, the team structure of the three riders will not be announced until July 3rd. They will also attend a personal event.
The CIB will reveal the structure of the show jumping team (three riders, plus one reserve) as well as the name of the Belgian athlete taking part in the competition on Thursday afternoon.