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Equestrian: Para-athletes Gemma Foo and Laurentia Tan win 3 golds in France

Published on Apr 7, 2014 4:30 PM
 

Singapore's para-equestrians Gemma Foo and Laurentia Tan dominated the International Para-Equestrian Dressage Competition in Deauville, France, where they won all three events in their Grade 1a category for the most severely-impaired athletes.

During the three-day competition which ended on Sunday, 18-year-old Foo clinched two golds in the Freestyle and Individual Championship events and was second in the Team Test event. Tan, 34, won the Team Test to complete a Singapore sweep, and was also second in the Freestyle and sixth in the Individual Championship.

Twenty nations competed at the competition, which is considered by many as a preparation meet for August's World Equestrian Games in Normandy, France.

Said Melanie Chew, president of the Equestrian Federation of Singapore: "We hope this young team will go on to the Paralympics in Rio de Janeiro in 2016."

 
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