Saudi Arabia and Jordan qualify for London 2012 Olympic Jumping

Lausanne (SUI), FEI Press Release Dec 31, 2011: The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has secured the final qualifying slot for the Jumping competition at the London 2012 Olympic Jumping.

Saudi Arabia earned its qualification on the basis of the team’s combined classification among the FEI Olympic Group F teams – Africa and the Middle East – at the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games™ 2010 and the 2011 FEI Group F Special Olympic qualifying competition, which took place on 30 December in Doha (QAT).

Jordan qualified one individual for London 2012 when Ibrahim Hani Bisharat, obtained the best classification among the Group F individual riders. Doha hosted the final qualifying event for the team Jumping at the London 2012 Olympic Games.

The 15 teams that will compete in London are Australia, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Chile, France, Great Britain, Germany, The Netherlands, Mexico, Saudi Arabia, Sweden, Switzerland, the USA and Ukraine.

A total of 15 individual riders will qualify for London. Argentina, Colombia, and Japan have each qualified the maximum two riders; Bermuda, Egypt, Jordan, and Syria have qualified one rider each. The remaining five individual slots will be attributed to riders from FEI Olympic Groups A and B (North and South Western Europe), and C (Central & Eastern Europe; Central Asia) selected through the FEI Olympic Athletes Ranking – Jumping on 1 March 2012.

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