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Whitaker forced from show jumping

Michael Whitaker and Portofino 63 in action
Portofino 63's illness is a blow for Michael Whitaker

GB's Michael Whitaker has been forced to withdraw from the team showing jumping event after his horse Portofino 63 was declared unfit to compete.

The mare had been declared sound before travelling to Hong Kong, but developed the problem in the last 48 hours.

The team veterinarian carried out an investigation but was unable to diagnose the cause of the problem.

Reserve horse Russel, ridden by Nick Skelton, has been added to the squad of four for Friday's team jumping event.




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Rank Country Gold Silver Bronze TOTAL
1 also show each event results forGermany 3 1 1 5
Dressage Individual 0 1 1
Dressage Team 1 0 0
Eventing Individual 1 0 0
Eventing Team 1 0 0
2 also show each event results forUSA 1 1 1 3
Eventing Individual 0 1 0
Jumping Individual 0 0 1
Jumping Team 1 0 0
3 also show each event results forCanada 1 1 0 2
Jumping Individual 1 0 0
Jumping Team 0 1 0
4 also show each event results forNetherlands 1 1 0 2
Dressage Individual 1 0 0
Dressage Team 0 1 0
5 also show each event results forAustralia 0 1 0 1
Eventing Team 0 1 0
6 also show each event results forSweden 0 1 0 1
Jumping Individual 0 1 0
7 also show each event results forGreat Britain 0 0 2 2
Eventing Individual 0 0 1
Eventing Team 0 0 1
8 also show each event results forDenmark 0 0 1 1
Dressage Team 0 0 1
9 also show each event results forNorway 0 0 1 1
Jumping Team 0 0 1

see also
Double bronze for debutant Cook
12 Aug 08 |  Equestrian
Aussies take charge in dressage
10 Aug 08 |  Equestrian
Injury blow to French title hopes
09 Aug 08 |  Equestrian
Daisy Dick aims for Olympic glory
07 Jul 08 |  Equestrian
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