Discussion

Royal Kaliber diagnosed with strained tendon

Updated: August 27, 2004, 6:58 PM ET
Associated Press

ATHENS, Greece -- American rider Chris Kappler won bronze in show jumping Friday, relieved not just to win a medal but to learn his horse -- which broke down on the course -- was not seriously hurt. Kappler's horse, Royal Kaliber, was taken from the Olympic arena in a trailer and examined at the onsite veterinarian clinic. Officials later said the horse, which suffered a strain injury to a front leg tendon during a timed jumpoff, would be fine. "I felt very close to a silver because ...

Read full story

Comments

You must be signed in to post a comment

Already have an account?

MORE OLYMPICS HEADLINES

MOST SENT STORIES ON ESPN.COM