Tokyo 2020 - Tom McEwen wins silver medal in individual eventing final after Julia Krajewski claims gold in final ride
Tom McEwen added a silver medal to his Tokyo 2020 medal tally by coming second in the individual eventing final. Germany's Julia Krajewski snatched the gold from the Brit with the final ride of the round, while Laura Collett and Oliver Townend just missed out on medals. You want it? We have it. Stream every Olympic event live on discovery+.
'He's clear, superb!' - McEwen rides to silver medal in individual eventing
Julia Krajewski pipped GB’s Tom McEwen to a gold medal in the individual eventing in a thrilling final round at Tokyo 2020.
McEwen was the surprise top contender from Great Britain in the final round, with Laura Collett and Oliver Townend wilting under the pressure.
Krajewski claimed the gold medal with the final ride of the round giving her a score of 26.00 after McEwen’s superb showing. The Brit managed 29.30 while Australia’s Andrew Hoy won the bronze medal with a 29.60.
Collett was first up for the British trio on London 52, and came over the tricky combination jump safely.
The Brit was on her way to a clean run before the final two jumps. London 52 clipped both and the two resulting penalties ended Collet’s hopes of a medal.
Collett’s time of 58.49 was reduced to 37.80 with the penalties.
The next rider Aussie Hoy fired himself into the lead with a flawless round and the Australian was in pole position to claim gold.
McEwen started the day in sixth position but went clear in the team eventing round and was aiming to repeat the trick on top of Toledo De Kerser.
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The 30-year-old put in a clear run with some superb riding, but incurred a time penalty of .40. It was enough to take the lead however and the Brit now had a nervous wait to see if he could keep hold of the gold medal.
Townend was up next and needed a quick and clear run, but it wasn’t meant to be for the Brit as he knocked over a bar early on at fence three.