USA’s Roxanne Trunnell & Dolton Win Tokyo Paralympic Gold in Grade 1 Freestyle on World Record Score
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TOKYO, Aug. 30, 2020–The USA’s Roxanne Trunnell and Dolton won Paralympic gold in Grade 1 Freestyle Monday, on a world record score of 86.927%.
This was the second gold for Roxanne and Dolton, a nine-year-old Hanoverian gelding at these Games, having won the individual medal. Roxanne, 36, of Royal Palm Beach, Florida, was also a member of the U.S. bronze medal team.
Roxanne competed at the 2016 Paralympics in Rio de Janeiro and both the 2014 and 2018 World Equestrian Games.
The individual gold was the first for the United States since the 1996 Atlanta Games.
Roxanne is the No. 1 para rider in the world, having been at the top since the beginning of 2020. She is coached by Andrea Woodard, a Danish-born rider who now rides for the United States.