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Karim El Zoghby qualifies for equestrian individual jumping third round

Karim Elzoghby

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Egypt Karim El Zoghby has qualified for the third and final qualification round of the equestrian individual jumping competition on Tuesday, in the 2016 Rio Olympics.

El Zoghby qualified for the second round after finishing joint-first in the initial qualifying round, with zero penalties.

In the the second round the Egyptian was penalized 9 points, a score which saw him finish as the 42nd of 69 competitors.

Nevertheless, it was enough for him to qualify to the final round with the top 45 going through.

El Zoghby will play the final round on Wednesday, and he needs to finish among the first 35 top riders to seal his place in the final.

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