Saudi Arabia’s equestrian team jumping members celebrate with their bronze medals in Greenwich Park at the London 2012 Olympic Games, Monday. Britain won team show jumping gold after a tie-breaking jump-off with silver medallists the Netherlands while Saudi Arabia captured a bronze.
It was a first-ever team medal for the Saudis. Rider Khaled Al-Eid won an individual bronze for jumping in the Sydney Games.
Saudi Arabia, anchored by a strong showing from Prince Abdullah Al-Saud, finished with a score of 13 faults, ahead of stalwarts Switzerland and Sweden and defending Olympic team champions the United States. — SG/Reuters