Springsteen, US Fall To Swedes In Jump Off, Earn Silver
TOKYO (AP) — Jessica Springsteen and the U.S. equestrian jumping team came up just short of Olympic gold, falling to Sweden in a jump off that still left the Americans with a record 10th medal in the event.
It’s the first for the 29-year-old Springsteen, the daughter of famed rockers Bruce Springsteen and Patti Scialfa, who made her Olympic debut in Tokyo.
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Riding powerful stallion Don Juan van de Donkhoeve, she clipped one rail in the primary round, as did McLain Ward, leaving the U.S in a tie with the Swedes for first with eight penalty points.
Peder Fredricson cruised to a time of 39.01 in the jump off for the country’s record fourth gold medal but first since 1924.