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The Americans forced a jump-off

Updated: August 24, 2004, 6:31 PM ET
Associated Press

ATHENS, Greece -- Germany made it a three-peat in team show jumping.

The Germans on Tuesday clinched their third equestrian team gold in as many Olympics -- even before their last rider finished with eight total faults -- followed by the United States and Sweden for silver and bronze.

Five teams were hoping for their last riders to jump clean to win the silver, with U.S. hopes riding on Beezie Madden and Authentic. Madden, of Syracuse, N.Y., came flying through, tying for silver with ...

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