With one qualifying round down (see JN’s report here) and a thrilling three days still to come, the 2016 Olympic show jumping showdown is still anyone’s game.
The scene is set …
… and all the competitors’ game faces are in place.
Of course, “game face” looks different on every rider. For some, it exudes casual confidence (thumbs-up!) …
Nielsen Nestor van Hoff (URU). Photo: Richard Juilliart/FEI.Hamad Ali Mohamed A Al Attiyah (QAT). Photo: Richard Juilliart/FEI.
… while for others, it’s marked by laser focus and determination. Don’t get in the way of these riders! Wong Isheau (TPE). Photo: Richard Juilliart/FEI.Pedro Vinn (BRA). Photo: Richard Juilliart/FEI.
Here are a few more game faces as captured by FEI photographers Richard Julliart and Dirk Caremans.
The next round of competition will begin on Tuesday August 16 at 9:00 a.m. EST. We will be providing live updates for the next round in addition to a report, so keep it locked on JN!