The equestrian centre in Deodoro, Rio was the scene of Skelton's final Olympic…

Nick Skelton wins individual showjumping gold for Great Britain

The equestrian centre in Deodoro, Rio was the scene of Skelton's final Olympic…

British show jumper Nick Skelton has become Britain's second-oldest Olympic gold medallist in his seventh Games.  The 58-year-old, who initially retired 16 years ago after breaking his neck in two places, claimed individual gold after a six-way jump-off.  It is Britain's first individual show jumping medal since Anne Moore's silver in 1972, and adds to Skelton's gold in the team event at London 2012.

Rio Olympics 2016: GB's Nick Skelton wins show jumping gold

British show jumper Nick Skelton has become Britain's second-oldest Olympic gold medallist in his seventh Games. The 58-year-old, who initially retired 16 years ago after breaking his neck in two places, claimed individual gold after a six-way jump-off. It is Britain's first individual show jumping medal since Anne Moore's silver in 1972, and adds to Skelton's gold in the team event at London 2012.

A word of thanks to Big Star by Nick Skelton Gold medal individual showjumping…

A word of thanks to Big Star by Nick Skelton Gold medal individual showjumping…

Nick Skelton and Big Star 2016 Rio Olympic Games - Team Show Jumping Day 2 Photos & Video | The Chronicle of the Horse

Nick Skelton and Big Star 2016 Rio Olympic Games - Team Show Jumping Day 2 Photos & Video | The Chronicle of the Horse

Nick Skelton of Great Britain riding his horse 'Apollo' during the Silk Cut Derby at Hickstead

Nick Skelton of Great Britain riding his horse 'Apollo' during the Silk Cut Derby at Hickstead

Nick Skelton secured Britain's first ever gold in individual showjumping at the…

Nick Skelton wins individual showjumping gold for Great Britain

Nick Skelton secured Britain's first ever gold in individual showjumping at the…

Nick Skelton and Big Star retire from showjumping - Horse & Hound

Nick Skelton and Big Star retire from showjumping - Horse & Hound

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