Mary King in strong position at Olympics

PUBLISHED: 14:54 11 August 2008 | UPDATED: 10:58 17 June 2010

GREAT Britain had a good day in the Cross-country phase of the eventing competition today to leave them in bronze medal position ahead of tomorrows Show Jumping. Mary King and Tina Cook are both in the top ten where th

GREAT Britain had a good day in the Cross-country phase of the eventing

competition today to leave them in bronze medal position ahead of tomorrows

Show Jumping.

Mary King and Tina Cook are both in the top ten where the

scores are tight, promising an exciting final day tomorrow.

Daisy Dick lived up to her reputation as a brilliant path-finder as the

first Britain to go in the cross-country phase this morning.

She said: It was all going a bit too perfectly up to that point so I thought I had better give everyone a nervous moment."

William built on Daisy's performance by posting the second fastest time of

the day, picking up just 10 penalties to put him onto a score of 60.20.

Tina Cook continued to build on Britain's good fortunes with another round

picking up the same time faults as Daisy which gives her a score of 57.4.

Next to go, Sharon Hunt started well but picked up a refusal late on in the

course plus time faults to finish on a 91.10.

By the time Mary King got out on the course the rain was falling hard and

she had the worst conditions of the day to contend with. This didn't stop

her putting in a great round to finish in joint 5th on a score of 56.10.

Mary commented, "My only sticky moment was at the second last but I wasn't going

to let him run out. I was very emotional at the end and just looked to the

sky and thought 'aren't I lucky to be doing this.'"

This puts the team in bronze medal position ahead of the Show Jumping

tomorrow, with less than 8 penalties separating the top ten and not too much

to choose between the top teams it is still all to play for in the final

phase.

Ends


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