Sweden / London: Bad Luck for Rolf-Göran BengtssonAug 9th, 2012 | By bk | Category: INTERNATIONAL NEWS
9 Aug 2012
Even if the medals of the showjumping competitions have found their new owners, it is interesting to know how Rolf-Göran Bengtsson’s horse Casall is doing.
It was very disappointing for the Swedish number one showjumper and leading European champion to withdraw from yesterday’s individual finals. His 13-year-old horse Casall sustained a little injury on the left foreleg during the second round of team competition. To be precise: a half inch tear near the hoof in a very sensitive area. He was treated immediately by the Swedish veterinarian Jorn Tornell, but the decision to withdraw was an easy one, as Casall simply was unable to compete.
Naturally, Rolf-Göran Bengtsson was extremely sad about the injury, as he had been working towards the London Games since Hong Kong four years ago. But it goes without saying that the horse always has first priority.
Asked about his plans for the forthcoming Olympic Games in Rio in 2016, the silver medal winner of Hong Kong Rolf-Göran Bengtsson said that he needs a horse first to be able to participate. In 2016, Casall will be 17 and too old for the Olympics. An alternative could be the presently 10-year-old Carusso La Silla. But let’s wait and see how the situation will be like in four year’s time!
Source: aftonbladet / horseweb
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