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iciHaiti - Riding : Haiti wins gold at the 2018 Youth Olympic Games
11/10/2018 09:06:06

iciHaiti - Riding : Haiti wins gold at the 2018 Youth Olympic Games
As part of the 5th edition of the 2018 Youth Olympic Games taking place in Buenos Aires, Argentina (October 6-18) and for the first time, Haiti won a gold medal in horse riding.

It is the young Haitian rider Philippe Matéo Coles (16 years old) on the horse "Quid du Plessy", who became champion of the competition by team by winning Tuesday at Club Hípico, the two events [14:00 Jumping , international team event and at 15:30 Jumping, international team event, dam]. Recall that the North America team in which Coles was located was composed in addition to Haiti : of USA, Honduras, Panama and Mexico. Note that Matéo trains in the United States under the direction of Coach Daniela Roy

"I'm proud of this victory [...] and to have allowed us to talk about Haiti from another angle in the media [...]" said Matéo who hopes his gold medal will contribute to the revival of horse riding in Haiti claiming "This medal is proof that Haiti has potential. Promising on his return to Haiti to celebrate his victory with the population.

Friday and Saturday, qualified riders including Matéo will compete for the championship title.

Friday and Saturday, qualified riders including Matéo will compete for the championship title.

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