The Australian eventing team has achieved bronze at Rio with impressing results in all phases of the eventing.
On the first day of competition, in a field of 65 competing in dressage, riders Shane Rose, Stuart Tinney, Sam Griffith and Christopher Burton each performed well achieving respectable scores. Burton scored highest for Australia with 37.60 putting him in second rank overall, followed by Shane Rose with a score of 42.50 (ranking 13th), Sam Griffiths on 46.30 (ranking 22nd) and Stuart Tinney on 56.80 (ranking 58th). As a team the Australian competitors ranked third of 13 teams on 126.46.
In the cross-country phase of the eventing Shane Rose was eliminated but Christopher Burton ranked first overall with 37.60, followed by Sam Griffiths on 53.10 (5th) and Stuart Tinney on 59.60 (14th). The team ranked first in the cross-country phase with a total of 150.30.
In the show-jumping phase Sam Griffiths had a clear round with no faults achieving a result of 0.00 and coming in fourth, followed by Christopher Burton with a result of 8.00 (5th) and Stuart Tinney also on 8.00 with a ranking of 8th. Overall the team came third, winning bronze. – Madeleine Wilson