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Australian team loses rider

Updated: July 26, 2012, 1:42 PM ET
Associated Press

LONDON -- The Australian Olympic equestrian eventing team has lost a member.

Rider Megan Jones had to withdraw her horse Allofasudden Thursday due to a hoof injury. The loss is a challenge for the team, which is a medal favorite when the competition starts Saturday at Greenwich Park.

The Australian team has petitioned Olympic officials to substitute reserve rider Sam Griffiths and horse Happy Times to bring their team back to a full five riders. With only four riders, Australia would ...

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