It's A 'cool Feeling', Says Record-breaking Olympian Werth
Muhammad Rameez 2 months ago Tue 27th July 2021 | 09:04 PM
Isabell Werth became the first rider to win seven equestrian Olympic gold medals when Germany took the team dressage title in Tokyo on Tuesday
Tokyo, (APP - UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News - 27th Jul, 2021 ) :Isabell Werth became the first rider to win seven equestrian Olympic gold medals when Germany took the team dressage title in Tokyo on Tuesday.
The 52-year-old has accrued six team titles and one individual gold in six different Games.
Werth -- who also extended her record haul of Olympic medals to 11 -- takes sole possession of the record she held jointly with late compatriot Reiner Klimke.
Werth and her horse Bella Rose 2 -- who performed to a medley of Ode To Joy, Madam Butterfly and Beethoven -- scored 2740.5 points.
Werth, Dorothee Schneider and Jessica von Bredow-Werndl will also be serious contenders for the individual title on Wednesday.
Despite the victory, Werth was unimpressed by the seven judges' tally.
"I'm so happy about her (Bella Rose 2) and I'm long enough in the sport to deal with it, and to cope with it," she said.
"I think she deserves more, but it is like it is." Bredow-Werndl -- the last to ride -- was a figure of joy at the end as she jumped off TSF Valera and hugged one of the coaches.
"So it's good to have such a strong partnership with your horse." Werth, who for so long has been the number one dressage rider for Germany, made light of her team-mate outscoring her.
"Its a disaster and so I need another drink!" she joked.
"I am filled with joy and pride again. It is a big relief to deliver for the whole team, the coaches, the owners," said German-born Sabine Schut-Kery, who clinched silver for the Americans.
"I am absolutely thrilled with Pumpkin," she said, using her horse's nickname.
"The last few days he has literally tried his heart out and it feels like a gold medal."