Wednesday 13 December 2017

Irish showjumper Greg Broderick advances from first round but now has no margin for error

14 August 2016; Greg Broderick of Ireland on MHS Going Global in action during the Individual Jumping 1st Qualifier at the Olympic Equestrian Centre, Deodoro, during the 2016 Rio Summer Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Photo by Brendan Moran/Sportsfile
14 August 2016; Greg Broderick of Ireland on MHS Going Global in action during the Individual Jumping 1st Qualifier at the Olympic Equestrian Centre, Deodoro, during the 2016 Rio Summer Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Photo by Brendan Moran/Sportsfile
Independent.ie Newsdesk

Independent.ie Newsdesk

Ireland's Greg Broderick and his horse HMS Going Global had two poles on the floor as he began his Rio journey with eight faults in the first round of the individual showjumping competition at Deodora Olympic Park.

The Tipperary native and his 10-year-old gelding looked set for a clear round but incurred eight faults in the final sequence of fences.

The pair are in a tie for 53rd overall after the first round of qualification.

The top 60 advanced to Tuesday's second individual qualifier, just 45 will then go through to Wednesday's qualifier and the Top 35 after that round will go through to Friday's final.

Broderick will probably need to go clear on Tuesday and Wednesday to book a place in the finale.

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