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Cook misses opening ceremony
Tina Cook and the rest of the GB eventing team skipped last night's opening ceremony at the London Olympics to focus on their quest for medals.
The Findon-based rider and her mount Miners Frolic launch their challenge tomorrow lunchtime in the dressage at Greenwich Park.
Eventing team leader Will Connell said: "Team GB is here with a very professional body of athletes and the primary reason for coming to an Olympics is to deliver your personal bests.
"I heard the Opening Ceremony was amazing but the athletes made the decision that they are putting competition first. I hope that they return with medals round their necks to enjoy the Closing Ceremony."
The dressage starts today and completes tomorrow before Monday's cross-country. Cook and her Team GB colleagues have walked the six-kilometre, 28-fence course.
Connell said: "It's truly a great venue and one that will go down in history and be remembered for many years.
"The cable cam running across the park will give us some shots of equestrian sport that are going to be truly memorable. I know the park has had its critics but I believe the venue will put our sport right up there."