Brazil Wins Show Jumping Gold at 2019 Pan American Games, USA Takes Bronze

Brazil earned a spot at the 2020 Summer Olympics with the win.
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Brazil Wins Show Jumping Gold at 2019 Pan American Games, USA Takes Bronze
The four-rider squad of Marlon Modolo Zanotelli (Sirene de la Motte), Eduardo Menezes (H5 Chaganus), Rodrigo Lambre (Chacciama), and Pedro Veniss (Quabri de L Isle -- pictured) finished on a team total score of 12.39 points. | Photo: FEI/Raul Sifuentes
Brazil capped an unforgettable two weeks at the Pan American Games 2019 with a convincing gold medal for its jumping squad at the Army Equitation School at La Molina, in Lima, Peru, qualifying them for the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo, Japan.

The country earned bronze medals in both dressage and eventing last week, assuring Brazil’s Olympic qualification in those disciplines, as well.

The four-rider squad of Marlon Modolo Zanotelli (Sirene de la Motte), Eduardo Menezes (H5 Chaganus), Rodrigo Lambre (Chacciama), and Pedro Veniss (Quabri de L Isle) finished on a team total score of 12.39 points. It was a tight battle for silver, with Mexico ultimately claiming runner-up honors and the second of three available Olympic qualification slots on a 22.97-point score. The Americans, already qualified for Tokyo due to their gold medal at the 2018 World Equestrian Games last September, finished with the bronze medal on a team total of 23.09 points, while fourth-placed Canada secured the final Olympic qualification on a 30.21-point team total.

“We came here to qualify for Tokyo; that was the main goal and, of course, to chase this gold medal,” Menezes said. “It was a long journey to get here. It was an amazing journey together with these guys. This medal just gives the perfect end to it

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