Dressage Rider Charlotte Dujardin Becomes Most Decorated British Female Olympian

Charlotte Dujardin has become the most decorated British female Olympian ever after winning the bronze medal in the individual dressage at the Tokyo Olympics on July 28.

Dujardin earned her sixth Olympic medal after placing third with a score of 88.543 at the Tokyo Equestrian Park, coming after Germans Jessica von Bredow-Werndl, who took the gold with a score of 91.732, and Isabell Werth, who took the silver with a score of 89.657.

With her second bronze victory in the Tokyo Games, Dujardin surpassed the five medals won by rower Dame Katherine Grainger and late tennis player Kathleen McKane Godfree.

Dujardin, 36, described her record as “mind-blowing.”

“To think I have achieved all of that — it’s just so surreal. Being level with Katherine Grainger was good enough, and now I have beaten her. It’s incredible, and I can honestly say I am proud of myself,” Dujardin told BBC Sport.

Dujardin won two gold medals at the 2012 London Games and one individual gold and one team silver at the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Games.

Dujardin also described the performance of her new horse Gio at the Tokyo Games as “phenomenal.”

“He gave everything and I am so overwhelmed. I was literally throwing him from one thing to another thing, and he just keeps going,” Dujardin said.


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