Zara's Agony

07.31.12

Zara Knocks Down a Fence But Team GB Wins Silver

UK team wins silver medal

Zara Philips won a silver medal today as part of the british eventing team, after a heart-stopping final day during which Zara and her horse High Kingdom were penalised for knocking down a fence in the deciding show jumping round of the team eventing competition.

Zara was watched by William, Kate, Harry, Beatrice, Eugenie, Camilla and her mum Princess Anne.

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As a result of Zara's unfortunate knock, a gold medal for the the British equestrian team now seems unlikely, however the penalty was far from a  complete disaster and the team are now competing for a silver medal against New Zealand. Germany are secure in gold.

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In an interview with the BBC afterwards, Zara, the Queen's grandaughter, wiped away a tear and said: "I just had to get on with it. Unfortunately that happens but he jumps magnificently and he lost two shoes yesterday. I'm just disappointed for the team but I'm chuffed to bits for him. You want to get the team in the best position and, hopefully, (team mates) Mary King and Tina Cook can jump good rounds. The whole week has been an amazing experience."