James Dwyer takes sixth in individual championship

Updated: Monday, 03 Sep 2012 12:09

James Dwyer took sixth in the grade IV individual dressage championships
James Dwyer took sixth in the grade IV individual dressage championships

Kilkenny-born James Dwyer this morning claimed sixth place in the grade IV individual dressage championships at the Paralympics in Greenwich Park, London.

Dwyer, who is now US-based, rode his gelding Orlando to a score of 68.516 per cent, sixth best of 14 competitors in his class, which was won by Belgium's Michele George and Rainman on a mark of 77.065.

Later this afternoon, Ireland's two remaining para-dressage competitors - Geraldine Savage with Blues Tip Top Too and Helen Kearney on Mister Cool - will bid for medals in the grade 1a individual championship at Greenwich Park.

Ireland's Eilish Byrne, with her chestnut gelding Youri, on Saturday returned a score of 73.429 percent to place fifth in the individual grade II competition.

Individual scores will be added to previous team test scores at the end of today's competitions to decide overall team placings.