Ireland’s showjumping team has earned the FEI Nations Cup in Barcelona to locked qualification for the Tokyo Olympic Games. Olympic fans from all over the world are invited to book Olympic 2020 tickets from our online platforms for Olympic Tickets. Olympics Modern Pentathlon fans can book Olympic Modern Pentathlon Tickets from our ticketing marketplace exclusively on discounted prices.
A solid round from telecaster rider Cian O’Connor sealed first spot and the first star of 1.25m Euro. Ireland has not had a showjumping team at the Olympics then Athens in 2004. Ireland will have three showjumping teams at the Competitions with the dressage and eventing team spots having before now been protected.
This weekend’s rivalry in Spain signified Ireland’s final optimism of requirement and there was only one Olympic spot on offer. Eight nations contested Sunday’s Grand Final of the FEI Nations Cup incident. Ireland had to finish above Italy and Colombia in Barcelona to right the final Tokyo spot.
Rodrigo Pessoa’s team of Darragh Kenny, Peter Maloney, O’Connor, and Paul O’Shea made the work complete but will not essentially characterize Ireland in Japan in Olympic 2020 the face of the team will be obvious by Pessoa earlier to the happening.
Ireland’s previous time showjumping team to compete at an Olympics was at Athens in 2004 and Sunday’s qualification meanings that, for the first time, Ireland will have equestrian teams at the Olympic 2020 in eventing, dressage, and showjumping.
O’Connor said “It’s bizarre to do it at games like this, at a world final of team showjumping. Our key aim was to qualify for the Olympic 2020, which we w to do. Winning the final was an addition. I will be actually happy to go to Olympic 2020 and attempt to increase to the bronze medal I gained at the London 2012 Games.”