北京时间2015年5月10日,上海环球冠军赛最后一天的马西莫·杜提杯(Massimo Dutti Trophy)中,上午1.45/1.5米级比赛中,前两天接连夺冠的肯特·法灵顿(Kent Farrington)一鼓作气同样在上午获得三次冠军。

肯特和他的爱马蓝色天使(Blue Angel)以零罚分、67.41秒的最快成绩领先第二名德国选手Marco Kutscher 2.9秒。第三名是沙特阿拉伯选手阿卜杜拉,他和他12岁的比利时BWP骟马多明戈(Domingo)以71.37秒完成比赛。紧随其后的是用73.50秒完成比赛的瑞典选手Henrik von Eckermann。

欧洲马术教父卢德伯格(Rudiger Beerbaum)在最后一道障碍前出现失误,马匹将第一道杆踢落踩折。令在场观众大为叹息。

 

下午1.50/1.55米的比赛是这三天最为艰苦的比赛。经过三天紧凑激烈的比赛后,骑手和赛马的体能和精神都已达到临界。但严格的路线设计师所设计的障碍路线难度并没有降低。两位骑手坠马,第二个出场的瑞士女骑手Jane Richard Phillips在第10道障碍的B前落马,手臂受伤。所有在场观众的心都一起揪了起来。10分钟后,Jane在她的教练的搀扶下离开赛场。观众用长久的掌声对Jane表达了感谢和关心。第13个出场的沙特选手也同样在第10道障碍中落马,不得不退出比赛。

 

如此高难度的路线让观众唏嘘不已,既对落马的两名选手深感遗憾又为成功以零罚分的成绩进入第二轮的11名骑手而喝彩。谁也说不清,是赛道真的设计得过于难完成还是马匹体能下降所致的竞技状态下降。

进入第二轮争时赛比赛的11名选手一起争夺上海环球冠军杯的最后一枚金牌。7名选手以零罚分完成比赛。比利时年轻选手格雷戈里(Gregory Wathelet)和爱马Oh d’Eole有如神助,如风一般以42.51秒的惊人成绩将冠军收入囊中。当他越过最后一道障碍栏时,座无虚席的赛场上爆发出的欢呼声响彻云霄。

特别鸣谢Massimo Dutti官方摄影师Manuel Queimadelos先生为我们提供的完美照片。

Belgianrider Gregory Wathelet win the last competetion of Shanghai GCT

May 10th 2015 Shanghai, MassimoDutti trophy-competition against clock 1.45/1.50 Class starts off in beautifulsunday morning.

Kent with his blue angel make anastonishing clear round within 67.41 seconds, ahead of Marco Kutscher 70.31seconds. Abudullah with Domingo is no. 3 with 71.37seconds. The Sweden riderHenrik von Eckermann took the fourth place with 73.50 seconds.

Thismorning German Rider Rudiger Beerbaum broke the pole with 4 penalties, whichsurprised most of the audience.

May 10th 2015 Shanghai, MassimoDutti trophy-competition against clock 1.45/1.50 Class starts off in beautifulsunday morning.

Kent with his blue angel make anastonishing clear round within 67.41 seconds, ahead of Marco Kutscher 70.31seconds. Abudullah with Domingo is no. 3 with 71.37seconds. The Sweden riderHenrik von Eckermann took the fourth place with 73.50 seconds.

Thismorning German Rider Rudiger Beerbaum broke the pole with 4 penalties, whichsurprised most of the audience.

The challenging course design of the firstround becomes a mystery for most Chinese spectators.

Is the course too difficult or the riderand horse are really tired at the end of 3 day tough competition?

Despite of all the challenge posed by thedifficult course and the consideration of last day fatigue, there are 11 riderssucceeded into the jump off, and the final champion is Belgian rider GregoryWathelet, he took also the champion of the third day same competition from lastyear global champion tour in shanghai.

Special thanks to Massimo Dutti Official photographer:

Mr. Manuel Queimadelos