With the Tokyo Olympics 2021 nearing, the Canadian Olympic Committee and Canada Equestrian confirmed their groups. Becoming a member of the three workforce line-up is former Olympians, recent faces and a few legendary figures. Nonetheless, how will this workforce fare in opposition to the likes of the US, French and British powerhouses?
Canadian dressage workforce for the Tokyo Olympics 2021
The primary member of the Canadian dressage workforce is Brittany Fraser-Beaulieu. Ranked #57 within the dressage world rankings, Brittany is the very best ranked Canadian in her discipline. The Quebecer will journey All In for the Tokyo Olympics, a powerful 16-year-old gelding.
Up subsequent is Lindsay Kellock, ranked #80 on this planet. She’s a former Pan American gold medalist and can make her Olympics debut in 2021. From Toronto, Ontario, Kellock will journey a Sebastien. The 15-year-old gelding has introduced Kellock a few of the greatest ends in her profession since successful gold on the Pan American Video games.
From Ridgetown, Ontario now we have Chris Von Martels with Eclips, one other Pan American Video games medalist. His spectacular performances within the 2015 Pan American Video games shot him into the highlight, however his current type has been super. A medal in Tokyo would push him larger up the FEI ranks as he at the moment sits on #101.
The touring reserves Jill Irving and Naima Moreira Laliberté, on Arthur and Statesman, respectively.
Canadian eventing line-up
Ranked at #96, Colleen Loach is the primary member of the Canadian eventing workforce. From Dunham, Quebec, Loach brings a ton of expertise to the workforce. Having competed within the Olympic earlier than, the Pan American Video games medalist will look to construct on her resume with Qorry Blue d’Argouges, the horse who gave her the #10 place within the 2016 Olympics.
Up subsequent is essentially the most adorned eventer in Canadian equestrian historical past, Jessica Phoenix. With spectacular performances within the 2012 and 2016 Olympics, Pheonix would be the shining gentle for this workforce. Along with her is Pavarotti, the 19-year-old gelding that gained her two medals within the Pan American Video games.
The reserves for the eventing workforce are Hawley Bennett-Awad and Karl Slezak on Jollybo and Fernhill Needs, respectively.
Lone athlete for present leaping at Tokyo Olympics 2021
The accountability to convey a medal within the present leaping occasion again to Canada falls on the shoulders of Mario Deslauriers. After Nicole Walker’s doping punishment, the Canadian present leaping bowed of the Olympics completely. They solely retained their spot within the particular person occasion.
With Bardolina 2, the Quebecer can write his identify in historical past as the primary Canadian present jumper to win a medal within the Olympics since 1968. Ranked #50 worldwide, he has a superb likelihood of successful with Bardolina 2, the horse who accompanied him to over 143 competitions.
In a press launch, prime athletes like Chris Von Martel and Jessica Phoenix commented on their qualification. Martel claimed qualifying for the Olympics was a dream, and Phoenix famous how essential these video games are for her and her horse, Pavarotti.
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