Britain wins first dressage medal

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The British dressage team produced a brilliant all round performance to claim gold in front of a packed crowd at Greenwich Park.

It is the first time ever that Britain has won an Olympic medal in dressage and followed the first Olympic showjumping gold for 60 years that Team GB grabbed on Monday (August 6th).

Solid performances from all three team riders saw the Brits extend their overnight lead on Germany, with the Netherlands taking bronze.

Carl Hester got the team off to a great start with a judges score of 80.571 per cent and it was left to Charlotte Dujardin to finish off proceedings with a remarkable 83.286 per cent.

Hester said after his ride that he was "really pleased" with the way it went considering the relative lack of testing he has had.

Victorious Laura Bechtolsheimer added: "Today has been so special. The crowd – there's nothing like it, it's amazing to have all those people behind you."

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