Pearson Paralympic gold reign ends
Lee Pearson was beaten to the gold medal in Grabe Ib
Great Britain's Lee Pearson saw his long unbeaten Paralympic reign ended at Greenwich Park.
The 38-year-old was firm favourite for a 10th gold medal of a stellar career in the dressage Grade Ib individual championship but Australian Joann Formosa, 13 years Pearson's senior, had other ideas as a score of 75.826% aboard Worldwide PB took her top of the leaderboard with three riders left to go.
Pearson took the silver medal on Gentleman after scoring 75.391%.
With the team title Britain's to lose on Sunday, Pearson had looked set to reach the magic figure of a British record 12 Paralympic golds - one more than Dame Tanni Grey-Thompson and David Roberts - by winning the Grade Ib freestyle on Monday.
But after securing gold medal hat-tricks at Sydney 2000, Athens four years later and then Beijing in 2008, the 100% record is now over.
Austrian Pepo Puch - who was considered to be Pearson's main rival - collected bronze.
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