It was a roller coaster of emotions for the Eventing family at the 15th Asian Games in Doha, torn between highest glee over the first gold medal for the hosting Qatari team and deep grief over the fatal accident at Cross Country. The determination of the team was what got us the gold medal. I was the last Qatari rider to compete for my team, which is why I was extremely nervous. Before I entered the show jumping arena I took all the pressure away, went calmly and just gave my best.
Ali Asker road in central Bangalore, one of the main thoroughfares in town, is named after Ali Asker Mirza, one of the famous early residents of the South Indian city who built much of it in the early s. On Sunday, great-great grandson Fouaad Mirza added his own name to another bit of history. The year-old became the first Indian in 36 years to win an individual medal in the equestrian events at the Asian Games, clinching a silver in the individual eventing competition. His result would also power India to a silver in the team event.
They are the same rules used in international competition for all FEI-sanctioned events, such as the World Equestrian Games. There are three main Olympic equestrian events: show jumping or stadium jumping , dressage, and eventing. While some portions of the competition, such as dressage, are based on subjective judging, others are based on timing and faults or penalties. Keep pen and paper handy and watch the time clock accurate to hundredths of a second , and you should be able to track the riders' scores at home.
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