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UK's Ben Maher Wins Gold Medal in Showjumping Event at Tokyo Olympics

Tokyo 2020 Olympics - Equestrian - Jumping - Individual - Final - Equestrian Park - Tokyo, Japan - August 4, 2021. Ben Maher of Britain on his horse Explosion W competes
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MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Ben Maher of the United Kingdom won gold at the Tokyo Olympics in the showjumping event on Wednesday.

Maher, who rode a horse named Explosion W, emerged victorious in a six rider jump off.

Peder Fredricson of Sweden won the silver medal, finishing in the same position as he did at the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro.

Maikel van der Vleuten took bronze for the Netherlands.

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