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Michael Whitaker and Cassionatio withdraw from further competition in Rio

Wednesday, 17 August 2016
The Olympic Games Rio 2016

Michael Whitaker with Cassionato. Photo (c) Jenny Abrahamsson.
Michael Whitaker and Cassionato during Tuesday's competition. Photo (c) Jenny Abrahamsson.

Great Britain’s Michael Whitaker and Cassionatio have withdrawn from further competition in Rio after the horse showed colic symptoms following yesterday’s first round of team competition at the Olympic Games.

Whitaker and Cassionatio had qualified for today’s third individual round in 42nd place, but have been withdrawn from the remainder of the jumping competition.

GBR Jumping Performance Manager Di Lampard said last night; “Obviously we are all very disappointed for Michael and owners Gary and Beverly Widdowson. Cassionato is being treated in the veterinary clinic this evening and is in very good hands. It just shows the effort the horse put into today’s round.”


Source  Photo © Jenny Abrahamsson

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