Game Faces of Rio Olympic Show Jumping

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 …

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… 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!) … Nestor Nielsen van Hoff URUNestor Nielsen van Hoff

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! Isheau Wong  TaipeiWong Isheau (TPE). Photo: Richard Juilliart/FEI.Pedro VENISS BRAPedro 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!

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