Monday, July 23, 2012
Beijing silver medalist Shane Rose withdraws from London Olympics due to horse's leg injury
Susan Walsh/Associated Press - FILE - The Aug. 12, 2008 file photo shows Australia’s silver medal winners in the team Eventing competition, from left, Shane Rose, Megan Jones, Sonja Johnson, Lucinda Fredericks, and Clayton Fredericks, celebrate after receiving their silver medals during the Beijing 2008 Olympics in Hong Kong. Shane Rose had to withdraw from the London Summer Olympics due to injury of his horse Taurus.
Associated Press - LONDON — Australian rider Shane Rose withdrew from the Olympic equestrian competition on Sunday because his horse, Taurus, was ruled out with a leg injury. Rose, a silver medalist in three-day eventing at the 2008 Beijing Games, will be replaced by traveling reserve Megan Jones and her horse, Allofasudden. Her inclusion is subject to IOC approval. Australian equestrian section manager Brett Mace said the injury to Taurus was already known, but the team had hoped the horse would recover in time for the games. “While the injury is not serious, there is just not enough time for recovery with just under a week to go,” Mace said. “There is no doubt this is a blow for the team,” Mace said. “We feel for Shane, who has worked for many years preparing Taurus for these games. He is a hard working athlete who was a formidable part of our silver medal Beijing team.” To read the full AP article click on this washingtonpost.com link.