Today is a rest day for the finalists of the individual competition of the Italia.Open to Meraviglia- FEI Jumping European Championship Milan 2023 at the Snai San Siro racecourse. They will be back in the field tomorrow, on Sunday September 3, for the last and exciting round that will award the continental title: round 1 will start at 12 p.m. for the 25 qualified riders, round 2 at 2.05 p.m. only for the top 12.
The ranking of the top 25 riders qualified yesterday in the competition that awarded the gold medal to the Swedish team ahead of Ireland and Austria, still features the Swedish rider, Jens Fredricson in the lead (on Markan Cosmopolit, with 0 penalties), a position he has maintained since the first round held on Wednesday.
He is followed in the standings by another two riders with three clear runs so far: Steve Guerdat from Switzerland (on Dynamix de Belheme with 0.43 penalties) and Michael Duffy from Ireland (on Cinca 3 with 2.18 penalties). The ranking is therefore still very open and uncertain.
The other three riders who contributed to Sweden’s triumph in the team competition are also in the final, namely Henrik von Eckermann (8th on Iliana with 4.70), Rolf-Göran Bengtsson (13th on Zuccero with 8.81) and Wilma Hellstrom (18th on Cicci BJN, with 9.50).
Italy was supposed to be represented by Emanuele Camilli (17th with Odense Odeveld with 9.18), but the Italian rider has already announced he has retired from the competition.
PROGRAM AND TV
So tomorrow will be the fifth and final day of Italia.Open to Meraviglia – FEI Jumping European Championship Milan 2023: at 12 p.m., first round of the individual final; at 2.05 p.m., second round of the individual final for the top 12 riders.
TV: 11.55 a.m.-1.05 p.m. and 2.00-3.00 p.m. live on Rai Sport HD; 2.00-4.35 p.m. live on Sky Sport on one of the football channels, at 7.15 p.m. replay on Sky Sport Action; live “windows” and summary at midnight on EQUTv (Sky channel 220 and digital terrestrial channel 151); live full streaming on FEI.TV.