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Messi takes World Cup win – in a second sport this weekend 


  • Messi successful within the World Cup, some prime outcomes for Britain’s Harry Charles and cherry crumble cake – we spherical up a few of the prime showjumping motion of the previous week.

    There was multiple Messi hovering to a World Cup win this weekend.

    As Lionel helped the Argentinian soccer workforce to victory over Australia within the spherical of 16 in Qatar, Germany’s Janne Friederike Meyer-Zimmermann and Messi Van’t Ruytershof made up for her nation’s exit from one World Cup by successful one other.

    The mix gained the seventh leg of the Longines FEI Leaping World Cup western European league in La Coruña, in a two-way face-off with Britain’s Harry Charles and Casquo Blue.

    There have been 5 retirements, two eliminations and 14 four-fault rounds from the 40 starters however Janne mentioned it was the tight time that saved the jump-off so small.

    “The course-building was good nevertheless it was a tricky course, and due to the time altering [from 85 to 83 seconds] you needed to hurry rather a lot and often that brings extra faults,” she mentioned.

    “In the long run I used to be fortunate there weren’t so many clears! It was extra concerning the time since you needed to take dangers, and once you take dangers you’ve extra faults.”

    Janne and the 10-year-old Plot Blue gelding simply pipped Harry and Ecurie Zet’s Casquo Blue, ending 0.32sec forward.

    Harry is now in third place within the western European league, the following leg of which runs on the Sunday of the London Worldwide Horse Present (18 December).

    It was a brilliant weekend in La Coruña for Harry as he gained the CSI5* Caixabank Trophy on Billabong Du Roumois, who he’s additionally as a result of carry to the London Worldwide Horse Present, beating world champion Henrik von Eckermann and Glamour Woman into second place by greater than two seconds.

    “The London Worldwide means rather a lot, not simply to me, however to each rider in Nice Britain, being our sole indoor five-star present and at Christmas – it’s the proper method to end the yr,” says Harry, who brings his world championship and Olympic accomplice Romeo 88, in addition to Billabong Du Roumois, who he thinks “may very well be fairly lethal there this yr – he’s fairly quick”, plus his grand prix winner from final yr, Borsato, “to hopefully avenge his title”.

    Full outcomes from La Coruña

    US rider Adrienne Sternlicht and Bennys Legacy gained the CSI4* $216,000 Holidays & Horses grand prix offered by ArthramidVet at Wellington Worldwide, Florida, on 3 December.

    The mix completed simply 0.3sec forward of Eire’s Andrew Bourns on Seatop Blue, out of 41 starters.

    “I’ve had Benny now for over three years, and he has exceeded all of my expectations, in addition to everybody else’s,” mentioned Adrienne. “He’s so dependable and we all know one another so properly. I’m actually grateful to have him in my life; he’s such a personality, and everybody on my workforce utterly adores him. Transferring ahead, I’ll choose and select and be very selective with him, so that you gained’t see him out for not less than two months.”

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    Riesenbeck Worldwide course-designer Olaf Herrmann and his workforce created a festive environment for the one- and two-star present this weekend.

    Riders within the grand prix handed two large Christmas timber within the adorned most important occasion corridor for the 1.45m class, through which 14 of 58 starters jumped off to “lovely Christmas music”.

    The title went to Germany’s Jens Baackmann and Caja, forward of Dutch rider Willem Greve on Freeway.

    A spokesman for the present added that German nationwide showjumping coach Otto Becker celebrated his sixty fourth birthday on 3 December, and Mia Charlotte Becker, who’s educated by Riesenbeck’s Ludger Beerbaum and got here eleventh within the grand prix, made him cherry crumble cake and cream.

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