Forty-five-year-old Norwegian, who won first title at Athens 2004, claims first equestrian gold of Rio 2016
Lübbe poses with her gold medal and mascot Tom (Photo: Liz Gregg for FEI)
The first gold of the Rio 216 Paralympic Games equestrian dressage competition was won by Norway’s Ann Cathrin Lübbe at the Olympic Equestrian Centre on Tuesday (13 September).
In a thrilling and closely contended grade III individual test Lübbe, riding Donatello, scored 72.878 per cent, just over 0.7 of a percentage point ahead of Denmark’s Susanne Sunesen on Que Faire. And keeping it a neighbourly affair, Sweden’s Louise Etzner Jakobsson took the bronze at her first Paralympic Games, riding Zernard.