Beezie Madden withdraws from team show jumping final

Madden withdraws from team jumping final

U.S.  two-time show jumping team gold medalist Beezie Madden and horse Cortes ‘C’ withdraw from from the 2016 Games. Cortes ‘C’ sustained a tendon injury during Tuesday’s team competition. The decision has been made in the best interest of the horse’s wellbeing. Madden is confident that the horse will be able to make a full recovery.

Beezie Madden relseased the following statement on her Facebook account:

“We are heartbroken to announce that Cortes C sustained a tendon injury in yesterday’s competition and will be unable to compete for Team USA today. We are confident he will be able to make a full recovery.

While we had hoped to do everything we could to help the USA towards a medal today, Tiny’s best interests must come first. We are so thankful to our teammates, sponsors and most importantly, his owner, Abigail Wexner, for understanding that in this sport, sometimes winning means doing right by your best friend. We will be there today on the sidelines doing everything we can to support Kent, Lucy and McLain.”

-Beezie & John Madden

The U.S. will head into Wednesday’s team final in a four-way tie for first place. The team will not have the opportunity to use a drop-score with only three members competing. Team USA hopes to reclaim a spot on the podium after a tough break in London.

Team Show Jumping Finals begin at 9:00 am EST. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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