Oliver Townend Soars to the Prime of FEI Eventing World Athlete Rankings

Picture: Oliver Townend on the FEI Eventing World Championship 2022 in Pratoni del Vivaro (ITA). FEI – Massimo Argenziano

British equestrian athlete Oliver Townend has claimed the highest spot within the FEI Eventing World Athlete Rankings with 504 factors, a spot he takes from his fellow countrywoman, Rosalind Canter, who held the coveted place for only one month.

Townend’s ascent to the summit of the rankings comes as no shock for the Olympic gold medalist, who beforehand held the world’s primary rating over a yr in the past. He quickly relinquished his place to New Zealand’s Tim Worth, who loved an 11-month reign earlier than being surpassed by Canter.

“It’s and all the time can be an honour to be at primary in your sport and it’s nice to be again in that spot. The horses are unimaginable – they’re bettering daily, have been so constant, and can all the time be my final teammates. I additionally need to thank the huge quantity of individuals behind me that make this occur, together with the workforce at each yards,” Townend defined.

Townend’s profession has seen him maintain the highest place within the FEI Eventing World Athlete Rankings for a complete of fifty months, with a streak of 37 consecutive months at primary.

Rosalind Canter now stands at second place with 467 factors, whereas American athlete Martin Boyd has made a outstanding soar from eighth to 3rd place with 436 factors. In the meantime, Tim Worth (NZL) continues to slide within the rankings, at present occupying the fourth spot with 434 factors, carefully adopted by Tom McEwen (GBR) in fifth place with 431 factors.

Nice Britain’s stronghold within the prime finish of the Rankings is unequivocal, with three out of the highest 5 in British arms; in addition they have again up and might rely on Harry Meade (408 factors), David Doel (393 factors), William Oakden (383 factors), and Laura Collet (371 factors) in sixth to ninth respectively, making {that a} whole of seven British athletes inside the Prime 10 rankings. Coming in tenth place is USA athlete Philipp Dutton with 367 factors.


FEI Contact:

Didier Montes Kienle
Supervisor, Sport Communications and Media Relations

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