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Beezie Madden: An Update on the Competition

Abbey Road Jump | Olympics 2012Hi everyone,

Thanks for all of the support and well wishes over the last few days. I am really pleased with Via after our ride yesterday, only 4 faults. I am very thankful for my great teammates, as well. McLain had 4 faults at the water, Rich and Flexible were clear and Reed had 8 faults. We dropped the 8 faults to finish with 12 faults as a team. Saudi Arabia is in the lead with 1 fault! The competition is really tight for today's team finals - less than 2 rails separate all of the teams competing. I am expecting a very tough course today from Bob Ellis the course designer. As the last two days have proven though - everyone has a shot to win gold today and be the best. One of the great things about our sport is that on any given day - anyone can win.

Two teams are down to just 3 riders (Canada and Brazil) which means they have no room for errors. This is definitely a disadvantage but certainly not impossible. The British are looking very strong and have a lot of hometown support. The crowds have been huge and so exciting to hear and see. London has done a beautiful job showcasing the equestrian sports.

Via felt great yesterday and did some hand walking yesterday afternoon. We are looking forward to getting back into the ring today.

Beezie

Olympic Final Team Course

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