Zara Phillips - Zara Phillips Wins Silver At Olympic Equestrian Events
Zara Phillips has become the first member of the Royal family to collect a medal for the Olympic Games.
Phillips and the equestrian eventing team of Great Britain won silver in the three-day competition despite the fact that the Royal managed to knock down a fence in the showjumping round. Perfect rounds from Tina Cook, Mary King and William Fox-Pitt meant that they still scraped a prize. 'Obviously, it's disappointing', she said of the incident. Zara insists that her horse performed well throughout the competition. 'I made the mistake, it was my fault', she confessed. The Royal family member wasn't the only Team GB member to have problems, however. Nicole Wilson also brought down a fence at one stage and said: 'I was gutted to have the fence down, but [my horse] has a unique way of jumping. I now have to keep my fingers crossed.' She explained to The Telegraph. Fox-Pitt also admitted that at one point, his horse's performance was 'disappointing'.
Phillips is the second member of the Royal family to take part in the Games, with her mother, Princess Anne, competing in the 1976 Olympics in Montreal, Canada but failing to bag a medal. Team GB could be up to win more medals in the individual eventing which will see the best riders, Phillips, Cook and King, competing for gold.