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Top-15 finish for Austin O'Connor in individual eventing final as Team Ireland finish eighth

O’Connor was the only member of the Irish team to make the final.

Austin O'Connor and Colorado Blue.
Austin O'Connor and Colorado Blue.
Image: Libby Law/INPHO

Updated Aug 2nd 2021, 2:13 PM

AUSTIN O’CONNOR AND Colorado Blue placed 13th in the individual eventing final this afternoon, as Ireland finished eight in the team event. 

O’Connor was the sole Irish representative in the final having finished within the top 25 of the regular standings, and ultimately finished with four faults and a score of 46.00. Germany’s Julia Krajewski took gold with with a score of 26.00, with Britain’s Tom McEwen in the silver medal position with 29.30. Australia’s Andrew Hoy was the bronze medal winner with 29.30. 

O’Connor’s compatriots Sam Watson and Sarah Ennis missed out on a place in the final, finishing in 29th and 35th place respectively. Watson had eight faults atop Tullabeg Flamenco and finished on an overall score of 55.30. 

Sarah Ennis and Houseware Woodcourt Garrison, meanwhile, had four faults in the Show Jumping phase and finished with a total score of 79.70. 

Ireland ultimately ranked eighth in the team standings, with the gold medal won by Great Britain. Australia took silver and France bronze.

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