2016 Olympics: USA's Dutton Wins Individual Eventing Bronze

2016 Olympics: USA's Dutton Wins Individual Eventing Bronze

Germany’s Michael Jung took individual gold in the Rio 2016 Olympic eventing competition, with Astier Nicolas (FRA) in silver, and Phillip Dutton (USA) in bronze.

Photo: Arnd Bronkhorst/FEI

American rider Phillip Dutton secured the individual bronze medal at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games aboard Mighty Nice, aka “Happy.” Germany’s Michael Jung, who also won the team silver, earned the individual gold aboard with 16-year-old Sam. France’s Astier Nicolas finished with the silver riding Piaf de B’Neville, in addition to collecting the team gold.
 
"I wasn't actually expecting medal today,” Dutton said. “I was pretty happy with fourth. But now I'm pretty ecstatic about third!”
 
Jung matched the record set by New Zealand’s Mark Todd at Los Angeles (USA) in 1984 and Seoul (KOR) in 1988 when he made a back-to-back double of individual Olympic eventing golds. And, also like Todd, Jung rode the same horse that carried him to both team and individual glory in London (GBR) four years ago.
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