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Duffy grabs gold as Europe prevail
20 Aug 2014 14:02
Ireland’s Michael Duffy was a key part of the victorious Europe show jumping team at the Youth Olympic Games in Nanjing this morning.
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Duffy, riding Commander, jumped two clear rounds as Europe saw off the challenge of South America. North America claimed bronze.
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All of the teams competed on borrowed horses, which were provided by the organisers and allocated by lot.
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The Mayo man was part of a five-rider team, which included Sweden’s Filip Agren, Italy’s Matias Alvaro, Britain’s Jake Saywell and Lisa Nooren of the Netherlands.
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Duffy will also compete in the individual competition which starts on Saturday.
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Over 3,800 competitors from 200 nations are taking part in the Games, which are open to competitors between the ages of 15 and 18.
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