Olympics 2012

Peternell's woes continue

2012-07-31 19:23
Alex Peternell (File)

London - Controversial equestrian Alex Peternell finished 49th out of the 53 competitors who completed all three rounds of individual eventing at the London Olympics on Tuesday.

Peternell won a case on the eve of the Games, at the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS), which forced the SA Sports Confederation and Olympic Committee (SASCOC) to include him ahead of Paul Hart, who was initially selected as the country's only horse rider.

CAS ruled in favour of Peternell, ranked 164th in the world, who had objected to the selection of Hart, ranked 442nd.

Born in Roodepoort, 31-year-old Peternell has lived in Great Britain for the last 11 years.

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