Jung, who has already topped the rankings with 13-year-old Zelding after a dressing and cross-country ride, could not be knocked out of first place with an impeccable lap in Sunday’s final jumping competition. “Chipmunk is in really good shape. I’m above the moon,” Jung said after his masterly ride in Wessellers Hyde.
Jung and Chipmunk left for Tokyo
The 38-year-old from Horb, who is rich in international medals, won only his second title since 2012. Jung won double gold with the River of Joy at the Olympic Games in London that day. Is it a good omen for Tokyo? When asked if national coach Hans Melser would surpass him when he was nominated for the Olympics, Jung replied after his powerful cross-country ride: “I don’t think so.” After the jump, Melzer confirmed that Jung was ready for a trip to Japan and praised the couple: “You can not be more confident.”
Second place in the title fights went to Sandra Ofarth Viamont du Matts from Ganderkessi, while third place went to Julia Krazewski of Warndorf, who slipped from second place with Amanda DB Neville after a mistake on the course.
Jung, Ofarth and Krajevsky should go to Tokyo – to replace Dibowski
Along with Chipmunk and Wild Wave, Jung, along with Viamont du Matt, will be quarantining for the Olympic Games on July 10 in Warrantorf, along with Offerth, Let’s Dance and Krazewski with Amanda. Also, Andreas Dibowski from Doll is with Corrida as a reserve rider. Three German couples will take part in an event in Tokyo from July 30 to August 2. The official nomination of the German Olympic Sports Confederation (DOSB) will take place on June 29.
Summerland wins five-star Test
The five-star Test was decided on Sunday before the title race. British event rider Molly Summerland also retained her number one spot in the final jump with Charlie van der Hayden. With 30.2 minus points, Summerland defeated German national team rider Christoph Wahhler (Bad Bevensen) with Carjat (32.1) and Leimer Master Plan (37.4) against American Ariel Grold. Jung (41.1), who competed in this Test with Wild Wave, finished fifth.
Favorite Klimke is not in the beginning
Ingrid Klimke, one of the best German event riders, had to give up a start at Luhmullen. The 53-year-old from Munster, who has already won two Olympic gold medals at the Olympics, will not be able to compete in Tokyo after falling with his young horse Cascamra at the tournament in Baborovko, Poland at the end of May.
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