Equestrian At Tokyo Paralympics 2020- Here’s What The Dressage Schedule Has To Offer

Published 08/23/2021, 12:57 PM EDT


After an exhilarating competition at Tokyo Olympics 2020, fans are now eager to witness another exciting tournament featuring the best of Paralympians compete for gold at the Equestrian Park with intriguing dressage.

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Indeed, the Summer Games witnessed a number of cherish-able moments across all sports. To fill the void left by the recently concluded Olympics, the 2020 Paralympics are here. To begin with, the opening ceremony is going to take place on 24th August. After a day, the first event is going to take place early in the morning. Having watched the competition last month, the stakes are high and the competition is certainly going to be challenging. Let’s have a look at the details for the upcoming event.

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Tokyo , Japan – 31 July 2021; Ludwig Svennerstal of Sweden riding Balham Mist competes in the eventing dressage team and individual day two at the Equestrian Park during the 2020 Tokyo Summer Olympic Games in Tokyo, Japan. (Photo By Stephen McCarthy/Sportsfile via Getty Images)

The dressage at Paralympics 2020

Talking about the entries, there are a total of 78 combinations which includes British and Irish squads. Moreover, the para-dressage is going to take place over the course of six days. This will offer three medal-winning opportunities – individual, team and freestyle. Even though the timings for the matches have not been fixed, the schedule roughly mentions the routine.

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Starting on the 25th, the first horse inspection will be taking place between 9 am to 11 am (1 am-3 am BST). Here, all the combinations are going to be put up for the start list.

Combinations and competition

On Thursday, there will be individual performances of grades II, IV and V. The rest of the performances from grades I and III will be taking place on Friday.

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Over the course of the weekend, the three combinations from each nation taking part in the team competition will get nominated for individual medals. On 29th, the medal winners will be announced and finally, on Monday, the tournament will come to an end. This will be right after the freestyle competition among all grades.

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Divya Chaturvedi

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Divya Chaturvedi is an Olympic Athletics author at EssentiallySports, currently pursuing her Under Graduate degree in Psychology from the University of Delhi. She's also an internationally recognized athlete, specializing in Shot Put and Discus, representing India at the International Children's Games held in Australia has been one of the biggest feats in her endeavor so far. Having participated in The Road to Wimbledon and representing the state several times, she bagged a number of titles for the same.

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