Switzerland names Rio candidates

Switzerland has named the two riders who represent the country at the Olympic Games in Rio.

Brothers Felix and Ben Vogg have been chosen to compete in the competition by Swiss Olympic Selection Committee with Onfire and Noe of Vatys.

Their selection was sealed following a string of good results during the last 15 months, with the brothers being the leading riders of the Swiss Elite squad.

The Swiss team had been awarded three individual places in the eventing competition, allowing them to send a composite team. However, the federation decided to withdraw from one of these places performance during the selection phase did not meet the criteria set out for selection, whilst other riders took themselves out of contention due to injury or personal reasons.

Following the withdrawal of this place, it has now been awarded to Poland.

 

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