Brazil emerged victorious in the main dispute of the International Jumping Competition 5* at the Al Shakab Arena in Doha, Qatar. This Friday, Brazilian Marlon Zanotelli, 34, currently number 7 in the world rankings, won without a fault in the tiebreaker in 41s43 with Like a Diamond Van Het Schaeck at 1.60m.
Out of 40 sets, 10 went to tiebreakers. The Brazilian, the current Pan-American champion, formed the podium with Swiss Martin Fuchs, No. 2 in the world rankings, riding Conor JEI, and Malin Béryard-Johnson of Sweden presenting H&M Indiana.
Fuchs finished the race in 41s02, while the Swede, who took the team gold and 5th individual place at Tokyo 2020, completed a clean track of 42s98.
With the win, Marlon won 49 thousand euros in prize money out of a total of 140 thousand bets. Main contention – GP CHI AL Shaqab – Longines, at 1.60m, takes place this Saturday at 11:45 (Brasilia), Marlon VDL starts with Edgar M and will set 15th out of 43 total.
Another event in which Brazil stood out this Friday was at the Al Shakab field in ParaEquestrian Dressage and Dressage. The highlight in Paraequestrianism was Rodolfo Riscalla, silver medalist at Tokyo 2020, which he won for the second day in a row alongside Don Henrico. The result in Individual Test Grade IV was 78.092%.
The rider wants Tetra with 100% success in the competition. In 2019, 2020 and 2021, he won the races he participated in.
In dressage, Joo Victor Oliva started off well with Escorial. The best Brazilian in the country in dressage at the Olympics, with 78.065%, and 12th in the general classification. With 77.652%, champion Swedish Patrick Kittel was riding a touchdown.
This Saturday, Joo Victor and Escorial start at 2:34am and 4:24am (Brasilia time), respectively, in the freestyle Gru IV with Don Henrico in the Grand Special and Rodolfo Riscalla.