Zara Phillips on High Kingdom has helped Great Britain to a silver medal.
Zara Phillips on High Kingdom has helped Great Britain to a silver medal. Getty Images Sport - Cameron Spencer

Royal showing from Great Britain

GREAT Britain has won a team silver medal in the eventing competition at the London Olympics.

Their brave gold medal challenge ultimately came up short as European champions and Olympic title favourites Germany took gold, with New Zealand clinching bronze.

Tina Cook's showjumping round - she had just one time fault - meant Britain secured second place and gave Britain its 18th Olympic post-war eventing medal alongside her team-mates of Zara Phillips, Nicola Wilson, William Fox-Pitt and Mary King.

After New Zealand's Mark Todd had one fence down it meant Cook, a double Olympic bronze medallist four years ago, could afford to have one fence down and still secure silver for her country.

And she collected just one time fault, meaning she had one of three counting scores alongside King, who jumped clear, and the Queen's granddaughter Phillips, who had seven faults.

>> Read more at www.independent.co.uk



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