TOKYO — For all of the accolades he has gained through the years, an Olympic medal has at all times eluded Bruce Springsteen. Maybe that’s as a result of rocking out nonetheless isn’t an Olympic occasion.
However one other Springsteen has now achieved the feat, after Jessica Springsteen, Bruce’s daughter, and the remainder of the U.S. equestrian present leaping workforce gained the silver medal on Saturday evening.
Laura Kraut went first for america and had a transparent experience with no faults. Springsteen was subsequent, and had 4 faults after her horse, Don Juan van de Donkhoeve, knocked down a rail. The anchorman, McLain Ward, had 4 faults as properly.
The workforce’s complete of eight faults was good for a tie for first with Sweden, which additionally had eight faults. That meant there can be a jump-off for gold.
Every workforce despatched its three riders over an abbreviated course. All six jumped it with no fault, however Sweden’s complete time was quicker by 1.3 seconds.
“I used to be dissatisfied to have the 4 faults,” Springsteen stated earlier than the jump-off. “However I assumed my horse jumped the remainder of the course completely fantastically.”