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Equestrian at the 2008 Summer Paralympics

Equestrian at the 2008 Summer Paralympics consisted of eleven dressage events. The competitions were held in the Hong Kong Olympic Equestrian Centre from 7 September to 11 September.

Equestrian
at the XIII Paralympic Games
Equestrian pictogram.svg
Paralympic Equestrian
VenueHong Kong Olympic Equestrian Centre
Dates7–11 September 2008
2004
2012

Contents

ClassificationEdit

Riders were given a classification depending on the type and extent of their disability. The classification system allows riders to compete against others with a similar level of function.

Equestrian classes were:

  • I, for riders with impaired limb function, or poor balance and good upper limb function
  • II, for riders with locomotion impairment
  • III, for blind riders with moderate locomotion impairment
  • IV, for riders with some visual impairment or impaired function in one or two limbs

EventsEdit

For each of the events below, medals were contested for one or more of the above classifications. After each classification are given the dates that the event was contested. All events were mixed, meaning that men and women competed together.

  • Mixed individual championship
    • Grade Ia
    • Grade Ib
    • Grade II
    • Grade III
    • Grade IV
  • Mixed individual freestyle
    • Grade Ia
    • Grade Ib
    • Grade II
    • Grade III
    • Grade IV
  • Mixed team

QualificationEdit

There were 73 athletes from 28 nations taking part in this sport.

Medal summaryEdit

Medal tableEdit

This ranking sorts countries by the number of gold medals earned by their riders (in this context a country is an entity represented by a National Paralympic Committee). The number of silver medals is taken into consideration next and then the number of bronze medals. If, after the above, countries are still tied, equal ranking is given and they are listed alphabetically.

RankNationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1  Great Britain (GBR)55010
2  Germany (GER)3126
3  South Africa (RSA)2002
4  Canada (CAN)1102
5  Norway (NOR)0314
6  Denmark (DEN)0123
7  Australia (AUS)0022
  Brazil (BRA)0022
  Singapore (SIN)0022
Totals (9 nations)11111133

MedalistsEdit

Laurentia Tan of Singapore won her country's first Paralympic medals, two bronzes, in the individual championship and freestyle grade Ia events.

Event Gold Silver Bronze
Individual championship test grade Ia
details
Anne Dunham on Teddy
  Great Britain
Sophie Christiansen on Lambrusco III
  Great Britain
Laurentia Tan on Nothing To Lose
  Singapore
Individual championship test grade Ib
details
Lee Pearson on Gentlemen
  Great Britain
Jens Dokkan on Lacour
  Norway
Marcos Alves on Luthenay De Varnay
  Brazil
Individual championship test grade II
details
Britta Naepel on Cherubin 15
  Germany
Lauren Barwick on Maile
  Canada
Caroline Cecile Nielsen on Rostorn's Hatim-Tinn
  Denmark
Individual championship test grade III
details
Hannelore Brenner on Women Of The World
  Germany
Annika Lykke Dalskov on Alfarvad April Z
  Denmark
Bettina Eistel on Fabuleux 5
  Germany
Individual championship test grade IV
details
Philippa Johnson on Benedict
  South Africa
Ann Cathrin Lubbe on Zanko
  Norway
Georgia Bruce on V Salute
  Australia
Individual freestyle test grade Ia
details
Sophie Christiansen on Lambrusco III
  Great Britain
Anne Dunham on Teddy
  Great Britain
Laurentia Tan on Nothing To Lose
  Singapore
Individual freestyle test grade Ib
details
Lee Pearson on Gentlemen
  Great Britain
Ricky Balshaw on Deacons Giorgi
  Great Britain
Marcos Alves on Luthenay De Varnay
  Brazil
Individual freestyle test grade II
details
Lauren Barwick on Maile
  Canada
Felicity Coulthard on Roffelaar
  Great Britain
Britta Naepel on Cherubin 15
  Germany
Individual freestyle test grade III
details
Hannelore Brenner on Women Of The World
  Germany
Simon Laurens on Ocean Diamond
  Great Britain
Annika Lykke Dalskov on Alfarvad April Z
  Denmark
Individual freestyle test grade IV
details
Philippa Johnson on Benedict
  South Africa
Ann Cathrin Lubbe on Zanko
  Norway
Georgia Bruce on V Salute
  Australia
Mixed team
details
  Great Britain (GBR)
Sophie Christiansen on Lambrusco III
Anne Dunham on Teddy
Lee Pearson on Gentlemen
Simon Laurens on Ocean Diamond
  Germany (GER)
Britta Naepel on Cherubin 15
Angelika Trabert on Londria 2
Steffen Zeibig on Waldemar 27
Hannelore Brenner on Women Of The World
  Norway (NOR)
Jens Dokkan on Lacour
Mariette Garborg on Luthar
Ann Cathrin Lubbe on Zanko
Sigrid Rui on Nanof

ReferencesEdit

  • "Schedules and Results - Equestrian". The Beijing Organizing Committee for the Games of the XXIX Olympiad. Retrieved 2008-09-10.

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