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Belgium won and secured an Olympic quota for Paris 2024

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Jerome Gurry He knew well how to handle the pressure of the final round of the Show Jumping Nations Cup Final. This Sunday, October 2nd at the Real Club de Polo in Barcelona, ​​the Belgian rider needs a perfect lap to guarantee victory and an Olympic quota. Paris 2024 Games to Belgium.

Team bronze medalist Tokyo 2020 Olympic GamesHis team had no choice but to be ahead of France and Switzerland in the competition’s ranking in the ticket race for the next Olympics.

In Quel Homme de Hus, 82 s. The 40-year-old succeeded in his mission, completing the course faultlessly in a time of 04. This performance allowed Belgium to complete the final of the Nations Cup in show jumping without a minor penalty. Point.

Coin verike (Apple Casanova) and Gilles Thomas (Kalleriama) had a clear round when he scored four penalty points Gregory Watlett (Iron Man van de Padenbore) is not taken into account for the calculation of classification.

” It’s very good. There was a lot of pressure and I knew I had to do a clear round. We are very happy,” commented Jerome Guery on the website of the International Equestrian Federation after the Belgian victory.

France finished second with four penalty points. Simon Delestre And Kevin Stout It was clear in the final. Julien Epillard And Gregory Cotard Each collected four penalty points, but the latter score was not taken into account. SwitzerlandEdward Schmitz, Pius Schweizer, Martin Fuchs And Steve Guerdat Schwizer and Fuchs’ errors were in the same situation.

These two countries were separated in time, leading Habs by just three seconds: 241 s 32, the Swiss 244 s 00.

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Belgium has secured a ticket to the Paris 2024 Olympic Games

The defending champions, the Netherlands, failed to reach the podium. They finished in fourth place. Harry Smolders Managed a clear round like last year, but she was the only one on her team. Eight penalty points were awarded to the Dutch.

They finished ahead of Great Britain, Spain and Germany, who earned 16 penalty points. These three kingdoms separated over time. Great Britain entered the top 5 by three hundredths of a second. Ireland finished eighth and last.

Teams that did not finish in the top 8 took part in the Challenge Cup on Saturday 1st October. Mexico beat Brazil, Canada, Norway, Argentina and Sweden to win the trophy.

More than the prestigious Nations Cup, an Olympic quota has been allocated to the highest-ranked country that has not yet qualified for the Paris 2024 Olympic Games.

With the win, Belgium delivered a double blow. They joined France, Sweden, the Netherlands, Great Britain, Ireland and Germany in their duel with Switzerland and Spain from afar at the Palace of Versailles, site of the racing For Paris 2024.

Also Read: How to Qualify for Paris 2024 Olympic Games in Show Jumping

Show Jumping Nations Cup Final Results

  1. Belgium 0 / 241.73
  2. France 4 / 241.32
  3. Switzerland 4 / 244.00
  4. Netherlands 8 / 240.30
  5. Great Britain 16 / 237.72
  6. Spain 16 / 237.75
  7. Germany 16 / 239.37
  8. Ireland 20 / 243.28

Also Read: Equestrian Sports Calendar at Paris 2024 Olympic Games

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