Double Asian Video games silver medalist Fouaad Mirza formally confirmed his Tokyo Olympics spot, ending second and third respectively on Seigneur Medicott and Dajara 4 to finish his Minimal Eligibility Requirement within the CCI4*- L on the Baborowko Equestrian competition Poland this weekend.
It makes him solely the third Indian equestrian after Indrajit Lamba and Imtiaz Anees, and the primary in over twenty years, to safe a person spot in Eventing on the Olympic Video games. He had earned a quota final yr and the MER achievement ticks the ultimate field in qualification.
Mirza, needed to take care of a challenging start to the year following the outbreak of the Equine Herpes Virus amongst horses, forcing his horse, Dajara 4 into quarantine and resulting in cancelled occasions till April.
This weekend’s three-day equestrian triathlon of Eventing consists of dressage, cross-country and present leaping had the 29 year-old from Bengaluru sustaining his place inside the highest two from the primary two occasions. In cross-country, the partnership between horse and rider and their endurance by way of diversified, tough terrain is examined. His horse Seigneur Medicott, was making a return to competitors after struggling an damage two years in the past. Mirza accomplished the cross nation portion of the competitors – 41 jumps over 29 obstacles by way of a course distance of 5700m with out selecting up any penalties.