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Karim El Zoghby eliminated in the third round of equestrian individual jumping

Karim El Zoghby

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’s hopes of reaching the 2016 Rio individual jumping final were dashed, after he was eliminated in the third round.

Karim El Zoghby, Egypt’s top equestrian, eyed a historic place in the individual jumping final after he qualified for the third round yesterday.

The 39-year-old had finished among the top 45 riders to go through.

He was penalized nine points in the third round to bring his total record of penalties to 18.

He had also committed nine penalties in the second round, in contrast to his first round which saw him complete a ‘perfect’ ride.

El Zoghby needed to finish among the top 35 riders to qualify for the equestrian individual jumping final.

However, he just missed out by finishing in 40th place in the 2016 Rio Olympics.

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