ACROSS THE BORDER
Where the banned are
Anyone interested/excited? I see one Jessica Springsteen made the US show jumping team.
David Broome, Harvey Smith, Paul Shockemole, Horse of the year show.......small boys, jumpers for goalposts........
and girls who made jumps in the garden and pretended they were on a horse!
@Walkerinthesun very good! I am sure I was never that agile...
It suddenly crossed my mind how much bigger thing this silver medal would have been in my mind if one of the Springsteen-kids would have won it in any other sport like swimming, athletics, gymnastics, wrestling or canoe. Before anyone blow their top, I am sure showjumpers are great athletes, physical fit, skillful and all that.
I think you are right. I really enjoy watching showjumping, always have, and when I was a teenager it was really popular on TV, but it gets no coverage at all now outside of the Olympics. The BBC commentators said what a lot of attention Jess has been getting - she would have had even more if Mum & Dad had been able to travel to Tokyo.
First goldmedal for the Swedish team since 1924. Big news over here. And "silver medal for Bruce Springsteen's daughter and the American team". She gets a whole lot of media coverage because her father, but that's a double-edged sword, I guess.
Silver for Jess and the US team. Some great shots of her looking very happy!
USA in a jump off for the gold medal. It's been a really exciting competition when I have been able to catch it!