Ireland today secured another Olympic medal as Cian O’Connor and his mount Blue Loyd 12 achieved bronze in the individual show jumping event this afternoon at Greenwich Park, London.
Speaking this afternoon, Minister Ring said: I had the pleasure of attending the individual show jumping final this afternoon and congratulate Cian O’Connor on his superb achievement of an equestrian medal for Ireland at the London Olympics. Winning an Olympic medal is a proud day for Cian and his family and for Ireland and I warmly congratulate him.”
Minister Ring concluded: “Cian and his horse Blue Loyd 12 make a great partnership as highlighted in their achievement today. The final stages and the jump-off were very exciting and in a brave attempt, they missed out on silver by the narrowest of margins. I wish to congratulate Cian on a truly superlative display of horsemanship in this most demanding of Olympic events. His brilliant medal winning performance today will hopefully provide the springboard for many more Irish equestrian successes in years to come and his achievement is timely, given the Dublin Horse Show takes place in Ireland next week.”
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