Olympic Show Jumping competition begins today for Greg Broderick and MHS Going Global

first_img Olympic Show Jumping competition begins today for Greg Broderick and MHS Going Global Tags: 14 August 2016, 00:27 Home  »  General  »  Olympic Show Jumping competition begins today for Greg Broderick and MHS Going Global Tipperary’s Greg Broderick gets his Olympic Show Jumping campaign underway today (Sunday) in Rio, hoping to build on some excellent Irish equestrian performances so far at the Games.Thirty-year-old Broderick will ride The Irish Sport Horse MHS Going Global, (pictured above) with the Irish pair drawn 39th of the 75 starters, in a competition which gets underway at 2pm Irish time in Deodora Olympic Park.Today’s opening competition will be followed by further rounds of jumping on Tuesday and Wednesday, after which just the top 35 combinations will go forward to the individual medal deciding rounds on Friday.Already this week in Rio, Ireland’s Jonty Evans scored a top 10 finish in the Eventing competition with the Irish Sport Horse Cooley Rorkes Drift, while Kildare’s Judy Reynolds has booked a place in tomorrow’s Dressage Freestyle to Music with her horse Vancouver K.last_img read more

Gyan seeks lead striking role

first_imgInjury-prone Black Stars striker Asamoah Gyan has spoken of his desire to recapture the lead striking role in the team for the 2010 Nations Cup/World Cup qualifiers.The 23-year-old has suffered a lot of injury setbacks this term after switching from Udinese to Rennes in an 8 million euro move.Gyan is yearning for a role in Milovan Rajevac starting line-up for Sunday’s Group opener against Benin at the Baba Yara Stadium.“I won’t say I’m the lead striker now because it’s been a while for now so I am back to take my place in the team,” Gyan told Ghanasoccernet.com“So I’m just focused. I will just play my normal game and the coach decides. I believe in my qualities and I know what I can do on the field.”Gyan last played for the Black Stars some 14 months against Nigeria at the Nations Cup on home soil and he is elated to return to international duty. “I’m very happy because I have been in a lot of difficulties for the past one-and-half years so joining my colleagues. I thank God,” he added.“I just recovered from injury and I have played few games for my team and think my condition is quite for us that was why I respond to the call-up because I believe playing for the national team, at least you have to be 65% fit.”He scored Ghana’s first goal at the 2006 World Cup in Germany in a 2-0 win over the Czech Republic.Source: Ghanasoccernetlast_img read more

Arsenal icon Jens Lehmann beats coronavirus and claims he’s had worse flu but calls for 25 per cent capacity at grounds

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