London 2012 Equestrian: Germany wins gold; Royal Zara finishes well

Updated: 31 July 2012 17:53 IST

Zara Phillips has completed the team show jumping portion of her Olympic equestrian debut, knocking down one fence and incurring a slight time penalty but finishing among the top riders midway through the competition.

London :

Zara Phillips has completed the team show jumping portion of her Olympic equestrian debut, knocking down one fence and incurring a slight time penalty but finishing among the top riders midway through the competition.

Riding High Kingdom, Phillips incurred four penalty points on the second jump Tuesday but completed the rest cleanly, albeit a bit over the 83-second limit. The crowd gasped when the rail came down but applauded warmly as she finished.

Princes William and Harry and William's wife Kate were in the stands to cheer her on as Britain contends for a medal in the three-discipline equestrian eventing.

Her score on Monday's cross-country helped move Britain into second place in the team standings behind Germany. Sweden was third.

Topics : Equestrian Olympics 2012
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