Tokyo Olympics: Equestrian Fouaad Mirza to ride with 'Dajara 4'
Fouaad Mirza would be taking part in the upcoming Tokyo Olympics, his maiden outing at the Games. While there was a doubt regarding the horse he would be riding, he decided to go ahead with 'Dajara 4'.
Indian equestrian Fouaad Mirza put an end to the dilemma regarding the horse that he would be riding in the upcoming Tokyo Olympics. On Thursday, he confirmed that he would be riding 'Dajara 4'. Mirza is the third equestrian alongside Indrajit Lamba and Imtiaz Anees to represent India in the Sport in Tokyo.
"The horse I have selected to represent India in Tokyo would be 'Dajara 4' and we are preparing well, and we are keen to give a good performance out there in Tokyo. She is a very nice and pretty horse, and I am sure she will bring this sport enough attention and hopefully encourage the younger generation to take up the sport," he said in a press meet, reports PTI.
"At the Olympics, we have two rounds of show-jumping after cross-country, this is probably Medicott's weaker link and so, that was basically the main reason why we decided to take 'Dajara' over 'Seigneur Medicott'. But, I must say, it was very difficult and at this moment, still is...Dajara is definitely now the right horse, so we go out there and give out a very good performance," he added.
Mirza asserted that he and the horse would prepare the best as always. He has won twin silvers to date during the 2018 Asian Games, while India would be participating in the sport during the Olympics for the first time in 20 years, with Anees being the last to represent during the 2000 Sydney Games.
"Dajara competed last weekend in the Nation's Cup in Poland, where she finished second. She is going to have a week off now, just to recover from that competition, and then, we are going to pick her up gradually and not change too much," he concluded.
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