Exceptional rider Michael Jung begins eventing world championships from finest place in last leaping – and misses out on gold. Finally, he wins with the crew.
Michael Jung appeared alternately unhappy and glad. The world’s most profitable eventing rider felt torn as he misplaced the world championships in Italy and received gold.
“I’m very proud of the crew, however in fact I’m additionally a bit of sad,” commented Jung, who had two downs with the Chipmunks. The 40-year-old skilled missed his probability to win the person competitors in leaping, however nonetheless saved first place for the German crew.
Individual silver for Julia Krajewski
The pleasure of Julia Krajewski, who completed second in singles, was palpable. “Gold and silver, it does not get a lot better than that,” mentioned the 33-year-old from Warendorf. The Tokyo Olympic champion added with glee: “We prefer to win medals.”
Jung missed the double coupe as he was main within the last race, however acquired eight penalty factors and moved again to fifth place with the Chipmunks. With so many he missed out on an opportunity to repeat his singles title from 2010 in Kentucky.
Krajewski, however, went from fifth to second on the ultimate day of the World Championships in Rocca di Papa. With a person silver, she confirmed her class behind Great Britain’s new title holder Yasmin Ingham on Banzai.
Before his flawless leaping, the Tokyo Olympic champion confirmed sturdy dressage and a powerful cross-country journey. “Mega” cheered the 33-year-old from Warendorf and admired her mare “Mandy”. “As quickly as there was area, the pinnacle went down and the turbo kicked in,” she experiences of her cross-country journey, including with a smile: “I’m my horse’s greatest fan.”
Praise from the nationwide coach
“You are nice,” new nationwide coach Peter Thomsen advised his victorious crew, giving him the proper begin because the successor to Hans Melzer. Beaming, Koch accepted his quartet, which additionally included Sandra Affarth Viamant from Ganderkesee and Christoph Wheler Karjatan from Bad Bevensen. USA ranks second behind New Zealand.
“It’s unbelievable,” mentioned Wahler, who made his World Cup debut. “I nonetheless cannot imagine it.” Ofarth, who earned 12 penalty factors in leaping and eradicated the German crew, additionally celebrated with a smile. “Today was very thrilling,” mentioned the 2014 double world champion. “It was an thrilling day with a number of ups and downs,” she admitted.
“Gold and silver, you solely dream of that,” commented Dennis Peeler, head of sport on the German Riding Association FN. “It’s unbelievable that it labored like that. It’s sensational for us.” The German crew simply certified for the Olympic Games in Paris.
Jung appeared like a positive winner. He took the lead in dressage on Friday and defended it in cross-country. On a dry and dusty cross-country monitor he rode flawlessly and remarked with a smile: “If you journey quick sufficient the mud follows you.” Krajewski mentioned after his cross-country journey: “I nonetheless have some mud in my enamel and in my eyes.”
At least Jung’s prediction labored for crew classification. “Honestly, I believed all week that it might work,” the gold medalist mentioned after a poor first day, when Germany was held to solely seventh place.