Australian Rider Shane Rose Withdrew From the Olympic Equestrian competition

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LONDON : in a recent report from washingtonpost.com, an Australian rider Shane Rose withdrew from the Olympic equestrian competition on Sunday, July 22,2012,  because his horse, Taurus, was ruled out with a leg injury.

Rose was a silver medalist in three-day event at the 2008 Beijing Games and have high hopes of having the gold medal this time. However an injury of his horse, Taurus, left him with no choice but to withdrew from the competition. He will be replaced by traveling reserve Megan Jones and her horse, Allofasudden, but still her inclusion is subject to IOC approval.

The injury of Taurus is known but the team still hopes it could recover soon according to Brett Mace, Australian equestrian section manager but the recent development says that Taurus cannot compete the game.

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Mace feels sorry for Shane, who has worked for many years preparing Taurus for these games.

Jones was also a silver medalist in Beijing in the team event and finished fourth in the individual event.

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