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Saudi Arabia qualified for the Olympics

Saturday, 31 December 2011

Saudi Arabia has qualified for the Olympics; here represented by Khaled Al-Eid & Presley Boy. Photo by Jenny Abrahamsson.Saudi Arabia has secured the final qualifying slot for the showjumping competition at the 2012 Olympic Games. Saudi Arabia earned its qualification on the basis of the team’s combined classification among the FEI Olympic Group F teams – Africa and the Middle East – at the WEG in Kentucky and the 2011 FEI Group F Special Olympic qualifying competition, which took place on 30 December in Doha. Jordan qualified one individual for London 2012 when Ibrahim Hani Bisharat, obtained the best classification among the Group F individual riders.

Doha hosted the final qualifying event for the team jumping at the Olympic Games. The 15 teams that will compete in London are Australia, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Chile, France, Great Britain, Germany, the Netherlands, Mexico, Saudi Arabia, Sweden, Switzerland, the USA and Ukraine.


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