Tokyo, Japan – Aug. 3, 20201 – It is officially t-minus two hours to the start of show jumping competition at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games and we have pulled together a guide for all things jumping!
Tuesday August 3 @ 6:00am EST: Individual Jumping Qualifier
Wednesday August 4 @ 6:00am EST: Individual Jumping Final and Medal Ceremony
Friday August 6 @ 6:00am EST: Team Jumping Qualifier
Saturday August 7 @ 6:00am EST: Team Jumping Final and Medal Ceremony
Where to Watch
NBC Olympics Website – Live Stream
Click here for daily live scoring: https://olympics.com/tokyo-2020/olympic-games/en/results/equestrian/olympic-schedule-and-results.htm
How the Format Works
The Individual Qualifier: The Individual Qualifier is one round, Table A, not against the clock without a jump-off. It is open to 75 horse and rider combinations and each country gets a max of 3 riders. The 75 riders are divided into 3 groups based on FEI Nations Cup standings and the FEI horse-and-rider combination standings, with all riders from each nation starting in the same group.
The Individual Final: The Individual Final is open to the top 30 combinations from the qualifier. All riders will start with zero penalties in the final and will start in reverse order of merit from the rankings in the qualifier. The final round is conducted under Table A, as one round against the clock with a jump-off, in case there is a tie in penalties for first, second, a third place. The combination with the fewest penalties after the jump-ff will be the Individual Olympic Champion.
The Team Qualifier: The Team Qualifier will be a Table A not against the clock and will open to a total of 20 teams. All teams start on zero penalties and any penalties incurred by each of the team riders will be added together, as there is no longer a drop score. Teams will be divided into Group I and Group II based on international rankings, with the highest ranking group going in Group II. The starting order of each group is then decided by a draw. The nation decides the order their rider will ride in. Teams then take turns to compete and the teams where all three riders finished will rank above those with only two to complete the course in the qualifier.
The Team Final: The top ten teams from the Team Qualifier will return for the final, as well as any teams tied for the 10th spot after the qualifier. All teams start with zero penalties and will be under Table A, not against the clock over one round with a jump-off in case there is a tie for either first, second, or third place. The team’s final score is calculated by adding all penalties incurred from each team member and the team with the lowest number of penalties is the Team Jumping Olympic Champion.
No nation can make a substitution for the Individual Qualifier or Individual Final, but the nation’s team chef d’equips can make changes to the horse-and-rider combinations following the individual final and up to two hours before the starting time of the Team Qualifier. Only one substitution is allowed and that will be the nation’s traveling reserve athlete, given that the horse passed the second horse inspection.
Tuesday, Aug. 3 Individual Qualifier Order of Go
Tuesday, Aug. 3 Individual Jumping Course – Round 1
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