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Nick Skelton goes for his second Olympic gold in show jumping

Nick Skelton riding to win Olympic gold Photo: PA

Nick Skelton won gold in the team show jumping on Monday - today he goes for his second gold in the individual competition.

It was Britain's first gold in the sport in 60 years. The 54 year old was born in Stratford-upon-Avon and now lives in Alcester,

His parents from Balsall Common told Central News they were proud as punch.

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The 2012 British team included Nick Skelton, Ben Maher, Scott Brash and Peter Charles. They enjoyed a spectacular 'extra-time' triumph against Holland at Greenwich Park in London yesterday that sent a crowd of 23,000 wild.

Nick Skelton broke his neck earlier in his career and thought he might not compete again. He also underwent hip replacement surgery in 2011.

Nick paid a glowing tribute to his brilliant nine-year-old stallion Big Star, who has yet to have a fence down in four rounds of jumping at London 2012.

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