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Today’s musical freestyle individual finals in dressage was an emotional day, seeing the undisputed “golden girl” of the sport, Charlotte Dujardin, and her noblest of steeds, Valegro, not only hold on to the gold medal for another four years but set a new Olympic record while doing so.
In addition to this memorable and emotional win, today’s competition also saw stellar performances from many individuals including members of Team USA. Relive the day’s highlights with our social media roundup du jour!
Legolas has every right to be proud of himself:
Charlotte gives Valegro a pep talk before their Grand Prix Freestyle ride:
…and celebrates after their record-breaking win on a score of 93.857% :
— karissbruce 〰 (@karissbrucex) August 15, 2016
I’m not sure if my horse would opt for this particular cool-down method, but then again they’re not Olympians.
It’s a hot one at #rio2016 #olympics – one of our #athletes has decided to have a go at #sychronizedswimming 🙂 four legs are better than two :)❤️❤️#twohearts #equestrian #fina #swimming #today #photooftheday #instapic #laugh #sport #equestrian #horse #horses #horsesofinstagram #polo #waterpolo #smile A photo posted by Official FEI ? (@fei_global) on
Show Jumpers Kent Farrington and Tiffany Foster turn on the friendly competition:
After their long and turbulent journey to the top, Laura Graves and Verdades exemplify the spirit of #twohearts
#TeamUSA congratulates @lauragravesdressage after her incredible ride scoring 85.196%! Great job! #TwoHearts #Rio2016 A photo posted by USEF (@usequestrian) on
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