Articles: Press Release
U.S. Eventing Team Clinches Gold At Weg
Maitozo Brings Home Bronze In Vaulting
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The United States Eventing Team took the Gold at the 2002 World Equestrian
Games in Jerez de la Frontera, Spain, on Sunday, September 15, by completing
the jumping portion of the competition with a total of 32 penalties,
bringing the team total to 175.40. This was more than enough to defeat the
Silver Medal winning team of France, who finished with a score of 192.40
penalties. Great Britain won the Bronze Medal with a final tally of 199.40
The U.S. Team, made up of David O'Connor riding Giltedge (Irish Sport Horse:
Glen Bar x Kitty) owned by Jacqueline Mars, Amy Tryon riding her own Poggio
II (Thoroughbred: Polynesian Flyer - Waves Club, by Toooverprime), John
Williams riding his own Carrick (Canadian Sport Horse: Cozy's Commander -
War Issue, by Northern Mystic), and Kim Vinoski riding the Plain Dealing
Farm owned Winsome Adante (Thoroughbred: Saunter - Jus With Genoa, by
Bohemond), took the lead after the completion of the cross-country portion
of the competition in which Williams and Vinoski received only 2.80 and 2.40
time penalties respectively. This, accompanied by O'Connor's clean round in
the jumping portion of the competition, secured the Gold Medal for the
In the Men's Individual Vaulting competition Devon Maitozo moved from fourth
position into third to take the Bronze Medal with an average of 8.612.
Matthias Lang of France won the Gold Medal with a score of 8.973 and
Germany's Gero Meyer took the Silver Medal with 8.771.
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