MX23RW : Thursday, July 29 08:44:27| >> :120:4982:4982:

Team GB's Michael Whitaker, Cassionato forced to withdraw

Great Britain's Michael Whitaker and horse Cassionato are forced to withdraw from the Olympic Games after Cassionato showed colic symptoms after Tuesday's action.

Team GB have been forced to withdraw Michael Whitaker and Cassionato from the team jumping event at the Olympic Games.

The duo had qualified for tomorrow's third individual round but after Cassionato showed colic symptoms following his efforts on Tuesday, the decision was made to pull out of tomorrow's schedule.

Jumping performance manager Di Lampard said: "Obviously we're all very, very disappointed for Michael and owners Gary and Beverley Widdowson.

"Cassionato is being treated in the veterinary clinic this evening and is in very good hands. It just shows the effort the horse put into today's round."

Team GB representatives Nick Skelton and Ben Maher will feature in tomorrow's qualifier.

ID:279198: cacheID:279198:1false2false3false:QQ:: from db desktop :LenBod:restore:1261:
Restore Data
Share this article now:
Did you know...?
Ben Maher of Great Britain on Cella in action during the Rolex Grand Slam of Show Jumping at Palexpo on December 15, 2013
Read Next:
GB's showjumpers qualify for Rio 2016
>

rhs 2.0
Olympic medal table header
CountryGold medalSilver MedalBronze MedalT
United StatesUnited States13141037
ChinaChina136928
JapanJapan134522
Olympics flagOlympic Athletes from Russia810725
AustraliaAustralia821020
Great BritainGreat Britain57618
Today's Olympic highlights header

Thursday's key events


ROWING
· Comeback queen and super-mum Helen Glover goes for her third Olympic gold alongside Polly Swann in the women's pair final (1.30am)
· There is also a medal on offer for GB pair Emily Craig and Imogen Grant in the lightweight women's double scull final (2.10am)

SWIMMING
· As second-fastest qualifier for the final, Team GB's James Wilby is among the medal contenders in the men's 200m breaststroke (2.44am)
· Alys Thomas takes part in the women's 200m butterfly final, although he faces a difficult task to challenge for the medals (3.28am)
· Caeleb Dressel of the USA has been touted by some as the successor to Michael Phelps, and he has the chance to notch up a fourth Olympic gold in the men's 100m freestyle final (3.37am)

RUGBY SEVENS
· After Team GB's men narrowly missed out on a medal, the women get their campaign underway against the Russian Olympic Committee (3am) and New Zealand (10.30am)

HOCKEY
· It is a Great Britain vs. Netherlands double-header, with the men up first in Pool B (4.15am)
· Most eyes will be on the women's showdown between the two nations, though, as Netherlands - the world's best team - look to gain revenge on GB for defeat in the 2016 Olympic final (11am)

CANOE SLALOM
· Mallory Franklin takes part in the women's canoe semi-final, and will hope to do enough to qualify for the final later in the day (6am-8.45am)

ARTISTIC GYMNASTICS
· With Simone Biles now out of the women's all-around final, the competition has been blown wide open. Team GB twins Jessica and Jennifer Gadirova are among those taking part (11.50am-2.05pm)

> Today's schedule in full
-(578:50) NO SAVED VALID SPORT!!!!:37:

Subscribe to our Newsletter


Transfer Talk Daily
Match previews - twice weekly
Morning Briefing (7am UTC)
Ultra close-up image of Kevin De Bruyne [NOT FOR USE IN ARTICLES]Get the latest transfer news, match previews and news direct to your inbox!