Tokyo Olympics: Charlotte Dujardin wins dressage bronze to change into most adorned feminine Briton

Charlotte Djuardin aboard 'Gio' at Tokyo 2020

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Dujardin rode Valegro to success in 2012 and 2016 but was aboard Gio in Tokyo

Charlotte Dujardin became Great Britain’s most decorated female Olympian by winning the bronze medal in a tense individual dressage event at Tokyo 2020.

Dujardin, 36, faced a nervous wait to see whether Dorothee Schneider would surpass her mark of 88.543% in the final run of the day but the German rider could not deny her a sixth Olympic medal.

Dujardin’s haul of three gold medals, one silver and two bronze moves her clear of the five medals won by British rower Katherine Grainger and tennis player Kathleen McKane Godfree.

But her run of successive Olympic titles from 2012 and 2016 came to an end, as Germany’s Jessica von Bredow-Werndl scored 91.732% to beat compatriot Isabell Werth into silver on 89.657%.

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Had Schneider overtaken Dujardin she would have secured an all-German podium in the event for the first time since 1992.

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