Britain wins team show jumping

Updated: August 7, 2012, 3:28 AM ET
Associated Press

LONDON -- Led by a rider who returned to the sport after breaking his neck in a competition fall, Britain won its first Olympic show jumping gold medal in 60 years Monday.

Three members of Britain's four-man team -- Nick Skelton, Ben Maher and Peter Charles -- rode clear rounds in a jumpoff to give the host team victory over the Netherlands. Saudi Arabia, a relative newcomer to the sport, was a surprising third.

Skelton, 54, fractured his neck in 2000 but returned to riding two years ...

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