Great Britain win show jumping gold

Great Britain win show jumping gold

Great Britain have their first Olympic showjumping gold medal in 60 years, winning a  jump-off against the Netherlands.

The two teams were tied on eight penalty points after the team competition, sending the event into a shoot-out over a shortened course.

And while two Dutch riders had faults, Nick Skelton, Ben Maher and Peter Charles all went clear to get the gold.

Overnight leaders Saudi Arabia took the bronze with a score of 14 points.

It was Britain's first Olympic show jumping medal since 1984 and their first gold since the Helsinki 1952 Games.