OG Tokyo: Explosion W reaches jump-off!!
What a final, what a combination: as last one on the starting list, Ben Maher just placed himself for the six-headed jump-off in the individual final! His phenomenal Explosion W did just what everyone expected: jump clearly.
So much was going on in this individual final. Jumping mistakes for tipped favorites like Martin Fuchs/Clooney and Daniel Deusser/Killer Queen, while Scott Brash and Hello Jefferson incurred time penalties. Refusals for Jerôme Guery and Quel Homme de Hus and Niels Bruynseels and Delux T&L, making it not the individual final as hoped for for our southern neighbours.
Ben Maher kept his head cool with the phenomenon Explosion W (Chacco Blue out of Uarina ster sport-spr prest by Baloubet du Rouet, bred by Willy Wijnen from Berlicum). A little luck here and then helped them remain the 0 on the penalty board in this Olympic final.
In the jump-off:
- Ben Maher and Explosion W
- Maikel van der Vleuten and Beauville Z
- Malin Baryard-Johnsson and Indiana
- Peter Fredricson and H&M All-In
- Daisuke Fukushima and Chanyon
- Henrik von Eckermann and King Edward
More information about the KWPN-horses at the Olympic Games can be found on this overview page.
Photo: Dirk Caremans, Hippofoto.be