Joao Marcari Oliva Nominated as Brazil's Individual Rider for 2021 Olympics

Thu, 06/24/2021 - 10:13
Joao Marcari Oliva and HorseCampline's Escorial at the 2021 CDIO Compiègne :: Photo © Astrid Appels

The Brazilian equestrian federation has officially nominated Joao Marcari Oliva as the individual dressage rider for Brazil at the 2021 Olympic Games in Tokyo.

Team Slot Lost

Brazil initially qualified a team for Tokyo but the riders' late action in 2019 and a lack of support from the Brazilian equestrian federation ultimately led them to losing their team slot.

By the 31 January 2019 deadline, Brazilians were frantically competing all over Europe in a final attempt to get their MER scores, and even shipped their horses to Moscow in a last effort, but to no avail. 

Brazil was left with one individual starting place instead

Marcari Oliva

Joao Marcari Oliva, who already competed at the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, has now earned the individual spot for Brazil in Tokyo. 

Aboard HorseCampline's 12-year old Lusitano stallion Escorial (by Spartacus x Edo), Marcari Oliva scored 71.00% at the 2020 CDI Alter do Chao, 69.130% at the 2021 CDI Abrantes and 70.130% at the 2021 CDIO Compiègne to secure his two MER scores. 

The reserve rider is Pedro Tavares de Almeida with Famous do Vouga (first reserve) and with Xaparro do Vouga (second reserve).

Photo © Astrid Appels

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