Nick Skelton and Big Star win Gold in Rio
Nick and Big Star have won Individual Gold at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games!
In a thrilling three round competition culminating in a six horse jump off Nick and Big Star were one of only two combinations to go clear, beating Peder Fredericton and All In against the clock to claim Gold. Canada's Eric Lamaze took bronze with the fastest four fault round.
At 58 Nick is the second oldest Briton to win Olympic Gold. In a post ceremony interview Nick said "“I am not going to stop now. I only ride Big Star at the moment. When he stops, I will stop. For definite. I have been in the sport a long time. I am so happy – it was amazing. I was just emotional on the podium because I am so happy with what I’ve done. To do it now is unbelievable. It is pretty emotional for all concerned.”
Photograph courtesy of PA: Press Association