Spænding om World Cup points i Paris

Den anden kvalifikation af FEI World Cup i voltigering  i Frankrig blev vundet af henholdsvis tyske Janika Derks for kvinderne, franske Clément Taillez for mændene og søskendeparret Lucie og Simon Chevrel ligeledes fra Frankrig vandt pas-de-deux. Den årlige kvalifikation i Paris havde ellers en dramatisk start, hvor adskillige voltigører tog uventede fald fra deres hest i den første konkurrence, hvilket gjorde den anden afgørende for at sikre sig World Cup points, og det medførte to spændende dage i Salon du Cheval.

Derks dominates
The favourite coming into Paris, Janika Derks faced an extra challenge of competing on a borrowed horse, but this did not deter her. With the 12-year-old Quartz d’Obliche and lunger Fabrice Holzberger she secured the top spot on a final score of 8.164 with her creative clown routine.

Derks, who finished fourth individually at this year’s FEI World Vaulting Championships for Seniors in Le Mans (FRA), vaults with the well-known club Neuss Grimlinghausen. Currently ranked world number two, she is now aiming to win her first FEI World Cup™ Vaulting title.

Switzerland’s Pascale Wagner pulled up considerably with her second round performance. Oozing confidence she took second place (7.579), and overtook wildcard Manon Noel (FRA) whose apt ‘Ice’ themed freestyle routine scored 7,522 in front of her home crowd in wintery Paris. Isabel Fiala (AUT) unluckily replicated her Madrid qualifier, suffering a tumble from her horse in the first round to finish fifth (6.573)…

Læs mere her.

Kilde: FEI

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