One of the most exciting team finals in history played out at the Olympic Equestrian Centre this morning including a dramatic jump-off for the bronze medal. When the curtain fell on Deodoro, France had earned team gold, followed by the USA with silver and Germany edging out Canada in the jump-off for bronze.

Tomorrow there will be a rest day and waiting for Friday afternoon when we will know who will be the new Olympic Champion.

What did the individual riders have to say about the day? Several topics came up for discussion in the post-competition press conference, and not only were members of the medaling teams present but also course designer Guilherme Jorge and ground jury president/FEI jumping committee member Stephan Ellenbruch. The conversation ranged from reflections on the day’s competition to the blood rule disqualifications and possible changes to the team format in future Games.