Fouaad Mirza: All about India’s latest equestrian sensation

first_imgLast Updated: 14th October, 2019 23:02 IST Fouaad Mirza: All About India’s Latest Equestrian Sensation All you need to know about Fouaad Mirza, who was congratulated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi amongst many for his gold at an Olympic qualifying event. Also Read | Sports Ministry Makes Sporting Infrastructure ‘free & Accessible’ Also Read | WWE: The Rock’s Best Moments In The SportMirza started the week with a solid dressage score of 26.8, which placed him second with a very close score to Germany’s Antonia Baumgart. He was one penalty better at 25.8. This was followed by the showjumping event where Fouaad maintained the second position with a clear round. He finished the deciding cross-country round four seconds over time. This led him to the gold in the Strzegom CCI3*S in Poland.Also Read | Bollywood’s Five Best Sports Movies And Biopics Through The YearsMirza has completed Renswoude NED CCI 4*S placed 11th, Jardy FRA CCI4*S, Strzegom POL CCI4*S placed 15th and Sopot POL CCI4*S placed seventh so far for Olympic qualifying events. He will next compete at the events in Montelibertti ITY CCI3*S (Italy) and Le Pouget FRA CCI4*S (France). He is currently the highest-ranked individual in Group G. COMMENT India’s double Asian Games silver medalist Fouaad Mirza bagged the top honours at the CCI3*S. It is an Olympic qualifying event, held in Strzegom, Poland. Fouaad is currently the highest-ranked individual in Group G for the Asia Pacific Zone with 34 points on one horse Fernhill FaceTime. He also has 30 points on the second horse ‘Touchingwood’ and at present qualifying his third horse, Dajara. The eight-year-old Dajara, procured by the Embassy Group, is a promising German Holsteiner with an excellent track record of wins including a German National Championship, Bundeschampionat.Also Read | ISL 2019-20: New-look Mumbai City FC Sport Fresh Faces This SeasonFouaad Mirza: A background on India’s latest equestrian sensationIn an interview with a leading media daily, Mirza said that he is very excited about his new horse ‘Dajara’. He added that the horse has immense potential for success at the Olympics. Through the event CCI3*S, they were able to level up the horse-rider combination to 4* and build up his points to qualify for the Olympics. It has proven to be excellent and successful so far. WATCH US LIVE LIVE TVcenter_img SUBSCRIBE TO US First Published: 14th October, 2019 23:02 IST Written By Gladwin Menezes FOLLOW USlast_img

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