No Olympic medal for Bertram Allen

By Dan Walsh

Wexford rider Bertram Allen, and his Team Ireland colleagues Darragh Kenny and Cian O’Connor put in fine performances but finished out of the medals in the individual jumping final at the Toyko Olympics this morning.


Bertram needed a fault-free round to keep his medal hopes alive. Aboard Pacino Amiro they started strongly and was travelling well over the first five fences before cutting a corner and knocked down the first of three combination fences.

He dropped another bar towards the end and finished with eight penalties in a time of 84.64, he was out of the medals and finished 15th overall in a field of 30.

Great Britain’s Ben Maher won gold after the jump-off with silver going to Sweden’s Peder Fredricson and Maikel van der Vleuten of the Netherlands taking the bronze. Cian O’Connor was best of the Irish and finished in seventh overall.

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