Thursday 27 July 2017

Showjumper Lynch withdraws from Olympic final

Irish Denis Lynch Photo:Jean-Sebastien Evard/Getty Images
Irish Denis Lynch Photo:Jean-Sebastien Evard/Getty Images

Irish medal prospect Denis Lynch has withdrawn from the equestrian individual final at the Beijing Olympics today.

The reasons for the withdrawal are not yet known, but competitors from Germany, Brazil and Norway have also reportedly pulled out.

The 32-year-old was due to start competing at the equestrian venue in Hong Kong at 12:15pm Irish time.

A press conference has been scheduled for 11am.

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