Equestrian: PMB teen feels ‘great’

2012-09-03 00:00

PIETERMARITZBURG paralympic equestrian Anthony Dawson finished 18th in Saturday’s Individual Championship Test Final, but still qualified to take part in today’s Individual Freestyle Test Final at the London 2012 Paralympic Games.

Dawson, taking part in the paralympics for the first time, said he did not expect to qualify for the freestyle final, but feels “great” about his achievement.

He told The Witness he is very excited because today’s event is his favourite. Going over Saturday’s race, Dawson said he had been very nervous.

Although he said his performance had been an improvement over previous efforts, he feels he could have done much better. “As a rider, you always find things you could have done better to improve the score. I certainly know that I messed up my turns on the ha-unches, which is probably one of my best movements. So I was annoyed with myself for that.”

The 17-year-old said he is loving every moment of his experience at the paralympics.

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