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Severson within one rail of second place

Updated: August 17, 2004, 3:42 PM ET
Associated Press

MARKOPOULO, Greece -- American Kim Severson rode into medal contention and the U.S. team moved within reach of silver Tuesday in the three-day equestrian event, horsemanship's equivalent of the triathlon.

The three-day event, which is to conclude Wednesday, is a demanding test of skill and stamina that originally was devised as the test of a cavalry horse.

Severson was third with 36.2 penalty points after a lightening fast cross-country round. The rider from Keene, Va., on ...

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