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"A moment I'll never forget"

Brimpton dressage rider Spencer Wilton on winning Olympic silver medal in Rio

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"A moment I'll never forget"

BRIMPTON'S Spencer Wilton said winning a silver medal in the team dressage at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games was a moment he’ll “never forget”.

Wilton, along with Fiona Bigwood, Charlotte Dujardin, and Carl Hester, helped Team GB finish second behind Germany.

Team GB were just unable to defend the memorable gold they won in the team dressage at London 2012, but Wilton said he was delighted to have a place on the podium.

Speaking to the Newbury Weekly News from Rio on Tuesday, he said: “It was such a surreal moment.

“I was watching in London four years ago and never thought I would be here in 2016, let alone winning a medal and getting to stand on the podium.

“It is a moment I won’t ever forget. It is just starting to sink in now I’ve had the chance to watch it back.

“We went to Rio hoping to win silver but do actually do it is brilliant. We knew that gold would be fairly unrealistic because of how dominant the Germans are.

“I’m heading home tomorrow and it’s back to reality, but I’m going to savour my last evening in Brazil and maybe have a cocktail or two on the beach before I go.”

For the full interview, pick up a copy of this week's Newbury Weekly News. 

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