On Saturday evening, at the 9th Longines Equestrian Beijing Masters, Swedish show jumper Henrik von Eckermann succeeded in notching up the fastest time in the prestigious team jumping competition, however the performances of his three fellow team members left plenty of room for improvement – tenth place for Team Eckermann at the end of the day. Team International comprising of Vincent Vermeulen (NED), Kenneth Cheng and Patrick Lam (both HKG) secured themselves the victory.
For the Swiss rider, Martin Fuchs, the days in Peking are proving very successful. Second place in the opening jumping competition yesterday and today he finished second again with Team Fuchs. Khe Zang, Ba Gen and Abai Nulahemaiti (all from China) rounded off his team. Daniel Deusser (GER), Yihua Duan, Yuxing Ma and Ribu Se claimed third place. The highlight of the ninth edition of the Beijing Masters – the Longines Grand Prix – at the Chinese national stadium, the “Bird’s Nest” is taking place on Sunday afternoon (4 p.m. local time, 10.00 a.m. CEST, live Eurosport1).