Equestrian Fouaad Mirza eyes glory at World Eventing Championship | More sports News

NEW DELHI: Indian equestrian ace Fouad Mirza is ready for the FEI World Eventing Championshipfrom historic Pratoni del Vivaro, Italy, on Thursday.
Double silver medalist of the Asian Games, Mirza is the only Indian to have qualified for the 15th edition of the World Championship Eventingwhich will take place on the historic equestrian site which hosted the eventing discipline at the Rome Olympic Games in 1960.
“I’m very excited to participate in the World Championship at the historic site where the best riders from around the world will compete. I trained hard in Germany while preparing for the event and I can’t wait to give my best of myself and bring glory to the country,” Mirza said.
Mirza, born in Bengaluru, will participate in the competition with his horses, Lord Medicott (FEI ID 103UA93) and Dajara 4 (FEI ID 105ZR23).
Lord Medicott was part of Mirza’s historic campaign for the Tokyo Olympics last year, where he became the first Indian to reach the Olympic final. It’s also the same horse that helped the 30-year-old win two silver medals at the 2018 Asian Games.
As well as two horses, Mirza will be assisted by a team of six support staff at the championship, which runs until September 25.
The prestigious World Eventing Championship will see the world’s top 90 horse-athlete pairs from 27 countries including Australia, USA, New Zealand, France and Great Britain.

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