Ireland medal hope in doubt

Despite qualifying for the final, Ireland’s Denis Lynch will not compete for a medal in this evening’s show-jumping final in Beijing, according to media reports.

The reason for Lynch’s exclusion is not yet clear. I will update as more news is available.

This is comes on the back of the boxing team winning 3 medals for Ireland in Beijing

UPDATE:

According to an Irish Times Reprt today, the reason for the withdrawal of Lynch is that his horse, Lantinus, tested positive for a banned substance. lynch was informed this morning. The FEI provisionally suspends all horses that test positive “at the Olympic Games in the interests of the integrity of the sport” pending follow up tests.

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