Rio de Janeiro, Brazil – July 15, 2021 – The Brazilian showjumping team suffered a last minute change before going into into quarantine this week in Aachen, Germany, for the upcoming Olympic Games in Tokyo, Japan. All horses nominated for quarantine had been examined by veterinarian Rogério Saito on the fourth of July, one day before the official appointment to the Olympic Games on the fifth of July. However, Comic, Luiz Francisco de Azevedo‘s (BRA), mount for the Games, suffered an injury and, as the rule allows, will be replaced by Pedro Veniss (BRA) and Quabri de L’Isle.
The Brazilian Team that went into quarantine and are headed to Tokyo are the following:
Bernardo Alves (BRA) & El Torreo de Muze
Marlon Zanotelli (BRA) & VDL Edgar
Pedro Veniss (BRA) & Quabri de L’Isle
Rodrigo Pessoa (BRA) & Carlitos Way
Yuri Mansur (BRA) & QH Alfons Santo Antonio
Technical Manager: Philippe Guerdat
Chef d’Equipe: Pedro Paulo Lacerda
In Tokyo, for the first time, showjumping teams will consist of 4 athletes: three starters and a reserve. The reserve rider and horse can be selected to compete even after the start of the competition. In the team competition, according to new format, there will be no discarded score, that is, the three results will be computed. Previously, four combinations were entered and the worst score would be discarded. Another change is that the individual competition precedes the team final.
Source: Press Release from the Brazilian Equestrian Federation
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