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Tokyo Olympics 2020: Lambourn vet’s son Tom McEwen in Team GB’s gold medal-winning eventing team and bags individual silver




Team GB have added more medals to their incredible tally as the eventing team of Oliver Townend, Laura Collett and Tom McEwen won gold in Tokyo.

It's the first time in 49 years that Team GB have won gold in the team event, while McEwen struck silver in the individual category.

The 30-year-old was riding Toledo De Kerser and he is the son of Bobby McEwen, a clinical director at Valley Equine Hospital in Lambourn.

There is more success for Team GB in Tokyo
There is more success for Team GB in Tokyo

In the team event, Great Britain finished with 86.30 penalties – 13.90 clear of Australia – to hand Team GB their 11th gold of the games.

World number one Townend was riding Ballaghmor Class while Collett, who is a former Lambourn resident, was on board London 52.

It marks the first time Great Britain has won a team gold since the 1972 Munich games, while Richard Meade (1972) and Leslie Law (2004) are the only two other riders to earn individual glory.

Lambourn trainer Jamie Osborne has reacted to the news on his social media page.



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