Adrienne Lyle's Salvino Withdrawn from 2021 Olympic Individual Medal Finals, Brittany Fraser Substitutes

Wed, 07/28/2021 - 12:19
Adrienne Lyle and Salvino in the Grand Prix Special at the 2021 Olympic Games :: Photo © Astrid Appels

America's brand new team silver medal winning pair - Adrienne Lyle and Salvino - will not be competing in the individual medal finals at the 2021 Olympic Games in Tokyo today 28 July 2021. 

Salvino Out

Salvino has not been presented at the second horse inspection, which took place this morning, before the Kur to Music later tonight 17h00 JST. 

Lyle and Salvino placed 14th in the Grand Prix with 74.876% and qualified for the individual medal finals as second placed pair in heat 4.  In the Grand Prix Special the pair showed improved form and posted 76.109 % to help team USA clinch Olympic silver.

In both test the horse was not entirely crisp regular in the rhythm in the extended trots and half passes.

The US Equestrian Federation stated that, "this morning, Salvino did not feel quite like his usual self and last night’s historic team medal was an extraordinary accomplishment, and we are proud of the team’s incredible effort. Steffen Peters and Sabine Schut-Kery  will continue forward this evening to contest the FEI Grand Prix Freestyle, as they look to achieve more personal bests for our program."

Brittany Fraser Lucky Loser

Canada's Brittany Fraser-Beaulieu is now the lucky loser. She placed 19th in the Grand Prix and had the 7th highest Grand Prix score, just missing out on the individual finals. With Salvino's withdrawal before the horse inspection, Fraser was able to present her Dutch bred gelding All In (by Tango) at the inspection.

She will be the first starter in the Kur to Music. 

Photo © Astrid Appels

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