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Paralympic Equestrian Wraps Up with Seventh Place Finish for United
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September 27, 2004
ATHENS, Greece - As a whirlwind experience of competition and ancient
Olympic culture wraps up in Athens, the U.S. Paralympic Equestrian Team
prepares to make the return journey after a seventh place finish in
Sunday's Team competition. Representing a compilation of Individual and
Team scores, the group posted 399.876 points in the last equestrian
event of these 2004 Games.
"We feel happy with our accomplishments," says Chef d'Equipe Denise
Avolio. "We've been able to present ourselves well even though we're a
Barbara Grassmyer and Mibis brought in an Individual score of 63.200 and
a Team score of 65.308 for a final score of 128.508. With an Individual
score of 63.200 and a Team score of 62.842, Keith Newerla and Lumberjack
added a total of 132.526 points to the mix. Lynn Seidemann and Phoenix B
brought in a combined score of 138.842, adding an Individual score of
68.947 to a Team score of 69.895.* Kathy Groves and
Fleetwood rounded out
the competition with an Individual score of 61.677 and a Team score of
63.643, for a total of 125.320 points. Taking the top three totaled
scores, the team finished with 399.876.
Great Britain won the Gold medal with 444.866 points. Germany took
Silver with 417.109, and the Netherlands took Bronze with 413.082.
The equestrian portion of Paralympic competition has now concluded in
Athens. Closing ceremonies will follow on Tuesday night.
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* FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 28, 2004
Correction to "U.S. Paralympic Equestrian Team Finishes Seventh in Team
Competition," sent on September 27. Keith Newerla's individual score was
69.684, which earned him a fourth place finish.