Swail stays in touch with leaders at Longines FEI Jumping World Cup Finals as Lynch moves up 7 places
- 8 April 2022, 15:41
Today’s second competition at the 2022 Longines FEI Jumping World Cup Finals in Leipzig, Germany, saw plenty of changes at the top of the leaderboard, with Co Down’s Conor Swail now in equal sixth place overall and Tipperary’s Denis Lynch in equal 14th heading into Sunday’s final round.
Denis Lynch and the 15-year-old stallion Cristello started the day in 21st place. They looked to be heading for a perfect clear in today’s class, however the planks at the very last fence fell to the floor to leave them with four faults. Lynch however did have one of the fastest four-fault scores, meaning he took ninth place on the day and he now lies in equal 14th place on 12 penalties heading into Sunday’s Grand Final.
Conor Swail and the 15-year-old gelding Count Me In were in third place after the opening round. They also had a fence down in today’s competition and combined with their score from Thursday, they are now in sixth place on seven penalties – less than a fence off the podium places.
2017 World Cup Champion McLain Ward took victory today with Contagious and that has moved them to the top of the standings on zero penalties. Harrie Smolders (NED) is in second on four penalties with Monaco, while Britain’s Harry Charles and Switzerland’s Martin Fuchs share third place on five penalties.
With two more rounds of jumping to come on Sunday it’s still all to play for. All of the remaining 30 competitors will jump in the first round of Sunday’s final and then the top 20 jump in a second round before the 2022 Longines FEI Jumping World Cup Final champion is crowned.
Full standings available HERE