Queen's granddaughter raises Britain's medal hopes

Updated: 31 July 2012 14:17 IST

High Kingdom, the horse of Olympic royal Zara Phillips, has been cleared to compete in the final show jumping phase of the equestrian eventing competition.

London:

High Kingdom, the horse of Olympic royal Zara Phillips, has been cleared to compete in the final show jumping phase of the equestrian eventing competition.

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Queen Elizabeth II's granddaughter trotted High Kingdom before a panel of judges and a veterinarian on Tuesday. They were looking to see if he had recovered from the arduous cross-country competition Monday in Greenwich Park.

The judges declared High Kingdom "accepted," and a cheer erupted in the stands.

Phillips helped put Britain in gold-medal contention with a penalty-free ride on Monday. Germany leads the team standings, with Sweden in third.

Phillips was cheered during the cross-country event by cousins Princes William and Harry, raising hopes the queen may attend Tuesday's final.

Topics : Equestrian Olympics 2012
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