Staffordshire's Lee Pearson missed out in his attempt for a record-equalling 11th Paralympic gold medal but said bronze was the best he could have hoped for.
The 38-year-old came third in the freestyle dressage, taking his tally at the London Paralympics to a gold, silver and bronze.
He was beaten by the Grade Ib freestyle winner, Austrian Pepo Puch, while Finland's Katja Karjalainen won silver.
Pearson admitted it is probably his last medal with gelding Gentleman who was struggling physically towards the end.
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