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Countdown to Rio: A guide to the 2016 Olympic Games

Thursday, 11 August 2016
Countdown to Rio

This weekend, the jumping kicks off at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil - and WoSJ has made a small guide to make it as easier to follow the event.

How to watch the event:

The broadcasting schedule during the Olympic Games depends on the official broadcasting channels in the respective countries. To find the official broadcasting channels click here.

The showjumping timetable for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games is as follows:

14th  August 2016, first individual qualifier is scheduled at 10.00-13.45 (GMT-3) // 15.00-18.45 (CET)

16th August 2016, first round of the team competition and second individual qualifier is scheduled at 10.00-13.30 (GMT-3) // 15.00-18.30 (CET)

17th August 2016, the team final and third individual qualifier is scheduled at 10.00-12.45 (GMT-3) // 15.00-17.45 (CET)

19th August 2016, the individual final (two rounds) is scheduled at 10.00-14.45 (GMT-3) // 15.00-19.45 (CET)

Website, timetable and results:

Links can be found in the WoSJ calendar, just click on the symbols to access.

Rules and competition format:

Sunday 14th August: First individual qualifying competition (1.40-1.60m), that is a Table A not against the clock without a jump-off. This competition counts as a qualification for the final individual competition and establishes the starting order for the team competition. The score of the best three athletes in each team will be added together. Teams start in the first round of the team competition in the reverse order of penalties obtained in this competition. 

Tuesday 16th August: Round one of the team competition and second individual competition (1.40-1.60m), that is a Table A not against the clock. The round is open to all team athletes and horses from the first individual qualifying competition, and all teams start with zero penalties. However, individuals go first: Non-team members and horses classified 60th and better in the first individual qualifying competition are also entitled to participate in round one of the team competition. 

Wednesday 17th August: Round two of the team competition and the third individual qualifier (1.40-1.60m), that is a Table A not against the clock. Round two, which is the final round of the team competition, is open only to the eighth best placed teams and those teams equal on penalties for eighth place in round one of the team competition. Teams withdrawing from round two of the team competition will not be replaced. The starting order of the teams qualified to compete is set according to the reverse order of penalties incurred in round one of the team competition. Individually, the 45 athletes having the best score deriving from the addition of the score obtained in the first individual qualifying competition and of the score obtained in round one the team competition (second individual qualification competition) are allowed to participate. The starting order of the individuals qualified to compete is set according to the reverse order of the aggregate penalties incurred in the first and the second individual qualifying competitions. 

The team classification for the eight best teams is decided by adding the penalties of the three best placed athletes of each team in rounds one and two of the team competition. In the case of equality of penalties for first, second or third place, there will be a jump-off in which all team athletes may take part. 

Friday 19th August: Individual final (1.40-1.60m), which is a Table A not against the clock with a jump-off. The first round is compulsory for the 35 best riders after the three days. All start on a zero penalty score in the final. Not more than three athletes from any nation may take part in this competition. Round B is only open to the 20 best placed riders from round A. The individual placing is determined by adding together for each athlete the penalties incurred in rounds A and B and, if necessary, the penalties and time incurred in the jump- off. 

Click here for the full FEI regulations.



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