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Auffarth wins eventing at World Equestrian Games

Published:   |   Updated: August 31, 2014 at 03:34 PM

CAEN, France (AP) Sandra Auffarth of Germany won the individual gold medal in eventing at the World Equestrian Games by riding a clear round on Opgun Louvo in the show jumping portion on Sunday.

Auffarth, a bronze medallist at the 2012 London Olympics, cleared every obstacle in 89 seconds, well below the allowed time of 93 seconds. She held off compatriot and Olympic champion Michael Jung by 0.3 points.

William Fox-Pitt of Britain was first after Saturday's cross-country portion but lost any hope of winning by dropping a hurdle after 10 seconds. He finished third overall, 2.3 points behind Auffarth.

Auffart's performance also contributed to Germany's victory in the team competition, ahead of Britain and the Netherlands.


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