Dujardin and Valegro Break Olympic Record in Freestyle

Charlotte Dujardin and Valegro posted an Olympic record score of 93.857% to claim their second individual gold medal.
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Great Britain’s Charlotte Dujardin and the 14-year-old gelding Valegro were in a class of their own when posting an Olympic dressage record score of 93.857% in the Grand Prix Freestyle to claim their second successive individual title Aug. 15 in Rio de Janeiro.

The double-gold medalist at London 2012 is the first British woman to retain an individual Olympic title, and she now matches the British record of three gold medals for a female athlete set by cyclist Laura Trott yesterday.

On an afternoon of high emotion in Deodoro Olympic Park it was two members of Friday’s gold-medal-winning German team who took silver and bronze: the multi-medaled Isabell Werth and Weihegold scoring 89.071 to take silver and finish ahead of world No. 1 and bronze medal winner Kristina Broring-Sprehe and Desperados on a mark of 87.142.

Dujardin could hardly contain her emotions after securing the victory. “He couldn’t have done anymore” she said of the much-loved horse, who is known at home as Blueberry. “I was thinking this could be the last time,” she added before bursting into tears

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