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Egyptian equestrian Sameh El Dahan victorious in Paris

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Egyptian equestrian performed a remarkable 11-rider jump-off to secure victory at the Longines Global Champions Tour Grand Prix of Paris.

With his achievement, the 33-year-old and his 14-year-old chestnut mare Suma’s Zorro received a standing ovation from the crowd as he beat off competition from Ireland’s Bertram Allen on Molly Malone V, and Harrie Smolders of The Netherlands on Don VHP Z.

He also booked his spot at the inaugural LGCT Super Grand Prix, which will take place in Prague this December.

“I can’t explain my emotions. My mare tried her heart out,” said El Dahan after he achieved success in the shadow of the Eiffel Tower.

“I am loving the crowds, everyone was behind us. I am so chuffed it hasn’t really sunk in yet.”

“That was one of our aims and at least now we have done it and can focus on bringing the mare there in best form and competing with the best 16 riders in the world and hopefully we’ll pull out a great result there,” he explained.

London School for Journalism student. KingFut community manager, Saba7o Korah editorial team, Writing for Football Italia and I have featured for FourFourTwo, These Football Times and The Gentleman Ultra.

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