Riding: Start-finish victory for event rider Jung at the DM

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Written By Maya Cantina

Michael Jung was simply “extremely happy” after his days in Luhmühlen, Lower Saxony. The 41-year-old from Horb won the German eventing championship for the fourth time on Sunday. With his showpiece Chipmunk, the three-time Olympic champion scored 30.9 points after the final match. Sandra Auffahrth with Viamant du Matz (Ganderkesee/32.8) and Calvin Böckmann with Altair de la Cense (Warendorf/33.9) followed in second and third place.

“Luhmühlen and then the DM. That is always something special,” Jung said after jumping. With Chipmunk he already led the rankings after the dressage and defended the leading position on Saturday after the almost four kilometer cross-country ride through the Westergellerser Heide. With his second horse Ocean Power, the 41-year-old also stayed ahead of Auffahrth and Böckmann with 32.7 points. However, a rider only ends up in the DM ranking with one horse.

Vice champion Sandra Auffarth spoke of a “great weekend” on Sunday. The 37-year-old was “very happy in all three disciplines” with her horse Viamant du Matz.

Results also important for the Olympic Games

The German championship was embedded in an international four-star competition. The victory went to the British Yasmin Ingham with Banzai du Loir (29.3), ahead of her compatriot Tom McEwen with Dublin (29.6). Jung missed the victory with Chipmunk by dropping out at the third-to-last obstacle.

National coach Peter Thomsen will use the result from Luhmühlen in his nomination for the Olympic Games in Paris. Three couples compete for Germany in France. Another is reported as reserve. The final decision will be announced on July 8 after the CHIO in Aachen.

“Not everyone has put their cards on the table yet,” Thomsen said on Saturday after the cross-country ride and added, referring to the traditional CHIO: “Aachen has always brought us luck.” Against the historic backdrop of the Palace of Versailles, eventing is on the Olympic program from 26 to 29 July.

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