Fifth-placed Cook leads the way as Team GB sit second

Tina Cook
Tina Cook

TEAM GB’s eventing side fired themselves into silver medal spot after a stunning cross country phase at Greenwich Park in London on Monday, while Findon’s Tina Cook shone and finished the day fifth in the individual standings.

With just showjumping left tomorrow, Team GB will be aiming to challenge for gold on Tuesday, will Cook will be eyeing a medal herself.

Cook, whose clear ride on Miners Frolic scored her 42.00, had initially put herself into third in the bronze medal position, but dropped to fifth after all 74 competitors had tackled the course.

Germany’s Ingrid Klike is currently leading the individual standings on 39.30, Sweden’s Algotsson Ostholt is second also on 39.30 and New Zeland’s Mark Todd third on 39.50.

Mary King is not far behind Cook in sixth and Zara Phillips in joint tenth.

The team produced a textbook riding day in tricky conditions, with Nicola Wilson having a flawless run, while Phillips also powered through the course to help her team to a strong position in their battle for gold.

Fellow team-mate world No.1 William Fox-Pitt is placed 22nd in the individual rankings.

Germany top the team rankings on 124.70, Team GB are second with 130.20 and Sweden third on 131.40.