The New Zealand Senior Team has taken the early lead in the 2017 Oceania Championships CCI3 * competition after the Dressage phase today.
Competition has drawn to a close for Australia’s four-member dressage team after it placed ninth in the teams event and did not qualify for the Grand Prix Special.
Dressage rider Sue Hearn has made her Olympic debut at age 60, becoming the second oldest Australian to do so after sailor Harold Brooke competed for Australia at age 61 at the Rome 1960 Olympic Games.
Another exciting day of competition beckons with a number of medal prospects in competition. Our team sports have important matches and a highlight will be Australia vs USA in the men’s basketball.
Australian athletes have been training for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games for years. This week the dream becomes reality, the countdown ends and the competition begins.
With less than 10 days until the Opening Ceremony in Rio the Australian athletes have started arriving from all around the world. Some are competing, at training camps or just touching down.