Equestrian first for Fouaad Mirza
Fouaad Mirza on Sunday became the first Indian to win an Asian Games individual medal in the Equestrian event since 1982, besides guiding the country to a second place finish in the team competition here
Jakarta: Fouaad Mirza on Sunday became the first Indian to win an Asian Games individual medal in the Equestrian event since 1982, besides guiding the country to a second-place finish in the team competition here.
Mirza won the silver medal in individual jumping with a score of 26.40, while Japan’s Oiwa Yoshiaki clinched gold with a score of 22.70.
China’s Hua Tian Alex finished in third position to win the bronze medal, with a score of 27.10.
The Indian team, comprising Rakesh Kumar, Ashish Malik and Jitender Singh, apart from Mirza, also claimed silver with a score of 121.30, the feats coming days after their last-minute arrival owing to infighting in the Equestrian Federation of India.
Japan finished on top with a score of 82.40, while Thailand bagged the bronze with a score of 126.70.
Fouaad topped the dressage and cross-country qualifiers with a score of 22.40 and went into the jumping finals as a favourite.