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Kermond says Olympic medal on Australian equestrian team's radar

9 October 2018 8:26 AM
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Having already locked up Olympic Games qualification, Australian champion showjumper Jamie Kermond says they have two years to focus on winning a medal.

While Kermond's back in Australia and will be at the NSW Showjumping Championships in Canberra this week, his horse Constellation is still in quarantine in Europe, where it will have to spend two weeks before spending another fortnight in Australian quarantine.

Kermond said their sixth place at the World Equestrian Games in North Carolina last month put them in the hunt for a medal at the Tokyo Olympics in 2020.

It meant they automatically qualified for Tokyo, a luxury they normally didn't have.

Instead of spending the next two years trying to get into the Olympics, they can spend it preparing.

Also read: Canberra teen Keely Small wins gold at the Youth Olympics

Source: brisbanetimes.com.au

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