Austin O'Connor has finished 13th in the eventing final at the Olympic Games where Team Ireland finished eighth overall.

There was disappointment for Sam Watson and Sarah Ennis however as both finished outside the qualifying places.

O'Connor - aboard Colorado Blue - had earlier come home in a time of 76.63 in the showjumping with four faults for a total score of 42.00. It saw him finish in 18th place with the top 25 going through to the final.

There were another four faults for O'Connor and Colorado Blue in the final, and it meant a 13th place finish.

Competing in his third Olympics as a late replacement for Cathal Daniels, O'Connor was looking to better 17th and 21st place eventing finishes at Sydney and Beijing respectively.

He said afterwards: "I feel amazing. He is a phenomenal horse, this is his first Championships.

"I was drawn in at the very last minute so I was hanging on in there for the last five or six weeks which is a seriously difficult circumstance to be in. The bottom line is we both showed our professionalism and I hope I did everyone at home proud."

Julia Krawjewski of Germany took gold in this event ahead of Tom McEwen of Great Britain and Andrew Hoy of Australia.

Sam Watson hit two fences in his jump round to finish with a score 55.30 to finish 30th overall, while Sarah Ennis knocked one for a score of 79.70 to come home 36th.

"It was a learning Games and not a winning Games," Watson said.

Great Britain took team gold ahead of Australia (silver) and France (bronze).