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Equestrian: Karim El Zoghby Qualifies for second round

Karim Elzoghby

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Olympic Karim El Zoghby managed to qualify for the second round of the individual jumping competition on Sunday in the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janiero.

The Netherlands-based athlete along with his horse, Emilia, was able to clear all obstacles and qualify for the second qualifying round alongside 68 competitors . El Zoghby qualified after finishing in joint-first place along with 18 other athletes ranked first too.

El Zoghby, who started riding when he was six years old, is the highest ranked Egyptian show jumper in the Longines FEI World Jumping Rankings. He has competed in two Olympic Games: Beijing 2008 and London 2012.

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