Reynolds happy despite mistakes
Published 16/08/2016 | 02:30
Judy Reynolds produced a lovely test with Vancouver K in yesterday's dressage individual final at Deodoro Olympic Park, but two mistakes proved costly, leaving her last of the 18 contenders.
Having earned one of the coveted places through the qualifying rounds however, the German-based Kildare woman has taken the sport in Ireland to a whole new level and she has firmly placed herself on the international radar.
"I was delighted to get this far, although maybe I got a bit greedy in there today!" she said.
"I had the goal of getting to today's final, and I'm proud of JP (Vancouver K) and what we've achieved, there were a lot of top riders who didn't make it into this class."
In sweltering heat , the star British duo of Charlotte Dujardin and Valegro claimed back-to-back individual gold, ahead of Germany's Isabell Werth (Weihegold) and Kristina Broring-Sprehe (Desperados).
And it's back to earth for Reynolds, who flies from Rio to Denmark today to support her student, Waterford's Emily Kate Robinson, who will compete in this week's European Pony Championships.
Meanwhile Greg Broderick has a mountain to climb with Going Global if he is to make the cut into Friday's individual showjumping finale.
With two fences down in Sunday's opening competition, he needs to keep a clean sheet in today's second qualifier in order to stay among the top 45 individuals that will compete again tomorrow.