Ireland finish fifth in team event
Irish in Action:Aoife Clark followed up Ireland’s fifth place finish in the team three day eventing by coming seventh in the individual competition at Greenwich Park this afternoon.
Clark and Joseph Murphy posted clear rounds at Greenwich Park in the team event this morning and, along with Mark Kyle, moved into individual final this afternoon.
Clark was best placed in 12th and moved up another five places to seventh with another clear round on Master Crusoe, to end the day on 52.50 penalties, just 11.9 points behind Germany's gold medallist Michael Jung.
Murphy finished 14th on Electric Cruise, while Kyle ranked 21st, having incurred another four faults on his second run.
In the team event, Germany took gold with Great Britain winning a silver medal ahead of New Zealand.
Marcus Swail, Team Ireland’s vet at the Games, said this morning he wished to clarify the position on Camilla Speirs’s horse Portersize Just a Jif, who sustained a fall during the cross country phase of eventing yesterday.
“The horse sustained some bruising to his ribs and chest during the fall. He has been under observation at the Olympic Venue Veterinary Clinic during the night and this morning was comfortable," he said. “He is moving to another veterinary clinic off site today for a few more days of observation just to make absolutely sure that he’s fine.”
Rider Camilla Speirs is also fine after the fall.
Chloe Magee’sprogress from Group I in the women’s badminton singles was halted after she was beaten in three games by France’s Pi Hongyan in the deciding group match.
Magee and Pi both previously defeated Egyptian Hadia Hosny in the round-robin system to set up today’s deciding match.
The 23 year old Donegal woman began brightly and took the first game on a score-line of 21-16.
The second game was even but in the closing stages Pi, who was formerly ranked at number four in the world, was able to edge a 21-18 lead which was enough to take it to a deciding game.
Magee moved less freely in the third game and Pi opened up a gap that the Irish woman was unable to close and she eventually lost 21-14.
Over at Eton Dorney, Sanita Puspurewas unable to achieve her goal of a place in the ‘B’ final of the women’s single sculls in the rowing competition. The Latvian-born Irish rower will advance straight to the ‘C’ final later in the week after finishing fourth in the quarter-finals in a time of 7 minutes, 44.19 seconds.