File image of Fouad Mirza© AFP
Ace Indian equestrian Fouad Mirza is all set for the FEI World Championship event that begins in the historic Pratoni del Vivaro, Italy on Thursday. Asian Games double silver medalist, Mirza is the only Indian to have qualified for the 15th edition of the World Championship event, which will be held at the historic equestrian venue, which hosted the eventing discipline at the 1960 Rome Olympics.
“I am very excited to participate in the World Championships at the historic site, where top riders from around the world will compete. I have worked hard in Germany preparing for the event and look forward to giving my best and bringing glory.” country,” Mirza said.
Bengaluru-born Mirza will enter the competition with his horses, Signur Medicott (FEI ID 103UA93) and Dajara 4 (FEI ID 105ZR23).
The Signur Medicott was part of Mirza’s historic Tokyo Olympic campaign last year, where he became the first Indian to reach an Olympic final. It was also the same horse that helped the 30-year-old win two silver medals at the 2018 Asian Games.
Besides the two horses, Mirza will be assisted by a team of six-member support staff in the championship, which will run till September 25.
The prestigious Eventing World Championships will see the world’s top 90 horse-and-athlete combinations from 27 countries including Australia, the US, New Zealand, France and Great Britain.
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