Updated: 09/08/2012 17:29 | By pa.press.net

Dujardin claims dressage gold



Charlotte Dujardin celebrates with the gold medal

Charlotte Dujardin celebrates with the gold medal

British dressage star Charlotte Dujardin won her second gold medal of London 2012 when she was crowned Olympic individual freestyle champion at Greenwich Park.

The 27-year-old is only the fourth British female athlete to win double gold at one Games after Dame Kelly Holmes, Rebecca Adlington and Laura Trott.

Enfield-born Dujardin was the last rider to go, and she broke her third Olympic record in three separate London disciplines by scoring 90.089%. It eclipsed Dutch rider Adelinde Cornelissen and Parzival's score of 88.196%, while Britain's Laura Bechtolsheimer and Mistral Hojris won bronze.

Dujardin, who had not even ridden a competitive grand prix test 20 months ago, added individual gold to the team gold she won earlier this week with Bechtolsheimer and Carl Hester.

She burst into tears when her score flashed up on the scoreboard, while the two medals has given British equestrian sport its best Olympics of all time. They won five medals in total - dressage team and individual gold, dressage individual bronze, showjumping gold and eventing silver.

Dujardin's routine to music was crammed with patriotic British tunes such as Land of Hope and Glory and I Vow to Thee, My Country, and also included the chimes of Big Ben.

And there was a Last Night Of The Proms feel in Greenwich's main arena as she became only the second British equestrian athlete to win double gold at one Games, following eventer Richard Meade 40 years ago.

Dujardin had earlier set Olympic records in the grand and grand prix special tests that forged the team competition.

Bechtolsheimer, who like Dujardin and Hester is based in Gloucestershire, produced a brilliant test for bronze on her 17-year-old Mistral Hojris.

They scored 84.339% for their routine that was based on music from The Lion King.

23Comments
09/08/2012 16:32
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Many congratulations Charlotte and well done all the girls, Britain's Proud of you all
09/08/2012 17:11
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finally something horsey is on the news and its not a photo of the wrong team, well done charlotte, laura and carl!!! you all did equestrian team GB  proud :D
09/08/2012 16:54
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AMAZING - well deserved and heartfelt congrats.
09/08/2012 18:05
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A brilliant achievement for all the GB team - and let's not forget Carl Hester who has trained both the rider and the HORSE up to this level. Sadly for him he did not make it 3 individual medals - but he deserves one for all the work  and the sacrifices he has put in. Well done also to Richard Davison - GB is well and truly 'on the map' now...
09/08/2012 17:18
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Flipping well done team GB - you have done us proud.  You and your fabulous horses.  I am so darned proud of you all.  Thank you xxxx
09/08/2012 16:43
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As Al Murray would say---'beautiful British names'-----lol
If you really want to upset the French, and possibly the Germans, these would be the names you'd choose-----lmao
Seriously though, brilliant for GB.
09/08/2012 18:10
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The hole thing was briliant carry on the good work.

09/08/2012 18:07
09/08/2012 18:06
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Brilliant beyond words. the team were fabulous I wish them all happiness and continued success in all they do in future.
09/08/2012 17:28
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Hi well Done History is made To Carl who has worked incredibly Hard to make this happen it s such a shame but 4th is still a great placing And whopee to Laura and Charlotte we salute you all.
09/08/2012 18:19
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I never knew that I would be seeing horses dancing on my tv today! Absolutely marvellous. Tramendous work by Team GB this year. never seen anything like it. Well done!
09/08/2012 17:54
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I was in the vicinity when the results were read out I think as the sound of the cheering would have matched any world cup or FA Cup crowds enthusiasm, it was good to hear, everybody smiled even though they had not watched what had been going on, what a great day for British sport and for Great Britain.
09/08/2012 20:09
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We are only a small nation so we have fewer sports people to call,the u,s and china are both vast nations .so it goes to say they have many more sports people to call on ,i,think our sports people have done us proud ,FANTASTIC.WELL DONE ALL OF YOU .
09/08/2012 18:40
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Congratulations to all at Team GB.
09/08/2012 17:48
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do msn actually watch the olympics......."Brilliant breaking news. Team GB win gold AND silver in the individual dressage thanks to Charlotte Dujardin and Laura Bechtolsheimer".........taken off msn main page......ps congrats to the riders........unfortunately msn do not communicate with themselves...hence the difference in the same story
09/08/2012 17:36
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Absolutely amazng, very proud of you all, how wonderful, all your hard work riders and horses.

Kept up with results on line. No tv coverage Trinidad & Tobago. I cried yet agan. What stars you are.

Congartualtons. I'm feeling great, can't imagine how you must all be feeling. Proud to a brit and loving it. ****

 

09/08/2012 17:51
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I am gratefully thank you for what you have won for are country after supporting you for the past few years I am grateful for the mention Karla Gok
09/08/2012 17:43
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Awww---hoped some of you would find my comment amusing!

Ah Well!---can't win them all, I suppose.      giggle!

 

09/08/2012 20:10
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i wonder if anyone from msn actually reads what we have written on these posts....pointed out a poor mistake over 2 hours ago on the msn main page and its still there.....one of their writers still thinks its gold and silver in dressage.....
09/08/2012 20:02
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we are only a small island,so we are limited to the amount of sports people we canll on,china and the us are both vast countries,i think our sports peole are to say the least.FANTASTIC.WELL DONE ALL OF YO]U

 

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Dujardin claims dressage goldBritish dressage star Charlotte Dujardin won her second gold medal of London 2012 when she was crowned Olympic individual freestyle champion at Greenwich Park.pa.press.net2012-08-09T17:29:282012-08-09T17:29:28Charlotte Dujardin celebrates with the gold medalBritish dressage star Charlotte Dujardin won her second gold medal of London 2012 when she was crowned Olympic individual freestyle champion at Greenwich Park.The 27-year-old is only the fourth British female athlete to win double gold at one Games after Dame Kelly Holmes, Rebecca Adlington and Laura Trott.Enfield-born Dujardin was the last rider to go, and she broke her third Olympic record in three separate London disciplines by scoring 90.089%. It eclipsed Dutch rider Adelinde Cornelissen and Parzival's score of 88.196%, while Britain's Laura Bechtolsheimer and Mistral Hojris won bronze.Dujardin, who had not even ridden a competitive grand prix test 20 months ago, added individual gold to the team gold she won earlier this week with Bechtolsheimer and Carl Hester.She burst into tears when her score flashed up on the scoreboard, while the two medals has given British equestrian sport its best Olympics of all time. They won five medals in total - dressage team and individual gold, dressage individual bronze, showjumping gold and eventing silver.Dujardin's routine to music was crammed with patriotic British tunes such as Land of Hope and Glory and I Vow to Thee, My Country, and also included the chimes of Big Ben.And there was a Last Night Of The Proms feel in Greenwich's main arena as she became only the second British equestrian athlete to win double gold at one Games, following eventer Richard Meade 40 years ago.Dujardin had earlier set Olympic records in the grand and grand prix special tests that forged the team competition.Bechtolsheimer, who like Dujardin and Hester is based in Gloucestershire, produced a brilliant test for bronze on her 17-year-old Mistral Hojris.They scored 84.339% for their routine that was based on music from The Lion King.seo_keywordsDressage Final Th15Charlotte Dujardin celebrates with the gold medalCharlotte Dujardin celebrates with the gold medalCharlotte Dujardin celebrates with the gold medalCharlotte Dujardin celebrates with the gold medalCharlotte Dujardin celebrates with the gold medalCharlotte Dujardin celebrates with the gold medalCharlotte Dujardin celebrates with the gold medalCharlotte Dujardin celebrates with the gold medalCharlotte Dujardin celebrates with the gold medalCharlotte Dujardin celebrates with the gold medalCharlotte Dujardin celebrates with the gold medalCharlotte Dujardin celebrates with the gold medalCharlotte Dujardin celebrates with the gold medalCharlotte Dujardin celebrates with the gold medalCharlotte Dujardin celebrates with the gold medalCharlotte Dujardin celebrates with the gold medalCharlotte Dujardin celebrates with the gold medalCharlotte Dujardin celebrates with the gold medalCharlotte Dujardin celebrates with the gold medalCharlotte Dujardin celebrates with the gold medalCharlotte Dujardin celebrates with the gold medalCharlotte Dujardin celebrates with the gold medalCharlotte Dujardin celebrates with the gold medalCharlotte Dujardin celebrates with the gold medalCharlotte Dujardin celebrates with the gold medalCharlotte Dujardin celebrates with the gold medalCharlotte Dujardin celebrates with the gold medalCharlotte Dujardin celebrates with the gold medalCharlotte Dujardin celebrates with the gold medalCharlotte Dujardin celebrates with the gold medalCharlotte Dujardin celebrates with the gold medalCharlotte Dujardin celebrates with the gold medalCharlotte Dujardin celebrates with the gold medalCharlotte Dujardin celebrates with the gold medalCharlotte Dujardin celebrates with the gold medalCharlotte Dujardin celebrates with the gold medalCharlotte Dujardin celebrates with the gold medalCharlotte Dujardin celebrates with the gold medalCharlotte Dujardin celebrates with the gold medal

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