INPHO/Jon Stroud Broderick is Ireland's only showjumper in Rio.
Jumping For Joy

Ireland's Greg Broderick progresses to the next round of Olympic individual jumping competition

Broderick was riding Going Global and will be in action again on Tuesday afternoon.

TIPPERARY’S GREG BRODERICK and his mount MHS Going Global have advanced to the next round of the individual jumping competition at the Rio Olympics.

Broderick, who is competing in his first Games, finished in a tie for 53rd, which was just inside the top 60 places that qualifies for Tuesday’s second round.

The Thurles native looked set for a flawless round, before the pair knocked down the first and second part of the last fence to finish with eight faults.

The 31-year-old will need an improved performance on Tuesday however, with just the top 45 going through to Wednesday’s qualifier, before a further 10 are cut for Friday’s final.

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