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Cian O'Connor: show jumping

Updated: Wednesday, 11 Jul 2012 17:30

Cian O'Connor: show jumping
Cian O'Connor: show jumping

Cian O'Connor (32) will compete alongside Billy Twomey for Ireland in show jumping.

O'Connor was brought in as a replacement for Denis Lynch, after the latter was withdrawn for competition at London 2012 by the OCI.

From Dublin, O'Connor represented Ireland at the Athens 2004 Olympics, when he won a gold medal, which was Ireland's only medal at the Games.

However, the medal was later stripped from him when his horse Waterford Crystal tested positive for a prohibited substance.

The FEI ruled that O'Connor be stripped of his medal and receive a three-month ban from competition.

His form in 2012 has included taking second place at both the Grand Prix - CSI3* in Wellington, Florida, and the FEI Nations Cup - CSIO4* also in Wellington, Florida.

Medal Table

Country Total
USA 45 27 30 102
China 38 28 23 89
Great Britain 29 17 19 65
Russia 25 25 32 82
South Korea 13 8 7 28
Ireland 1 1 3 5
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