Gold Medal Athlete Quits Olympic Games To Save Her Horse

The Olympic games are in full swing – all eyes are on Rio! Athletes from around the world have been preparing for these games for years! Dutch dressage rider and her horse Parzival have won Olympic silver and bronze medals.

They have also won World and European gold medals. They were all set to win in Rio. Adeline wrote on her Facebook page that things had started off on a good note. They had had a comfortable flight, the stabling was good, and the training was on track. She said her chestnut gelding was happy and fit.

But then, one morning Adeline noticed Parzival’s face was swollen, and he had been kicking the stable walls. Parzival had developed a fever of over 40 degrees Celsius. But, he was eating and drinking.

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