Articles: Press Release
Merriam Takes Home The Bronze In World Driving Championship
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Fred Merriam of Newfane, Vermont, won the individual bronze medal in the
World Singles Driving Championship in Conty, France on August 29 - September
With the only clear round in the time allowed in the cones competition,
Merriam vaulted from 11th place to win the individual bronze, missing the
silver medal by fractions with an ending score of 125.33. Stephanie
Chouzenoux of France won the individual gold with a score of 123.29 after
Anne-Violaine Brisou, also of France, was eliminated because her groom
touched the reins during the cones competition. Marie Kahrle of Sweden won
the individual silver medal with a final tally of 125.17.
The first World Singles Driving Championship was held in 1998 in Austria.
The 2000 event was canceled due to the threat of West Nile Virus.
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