Edwina Tops-Alexander and Katie Laurie to compete as individuals at Tokyo Games

Press: Following Tuesday's deselection of Jumping athlete Jamie Kermond from the Australian Olympic Team, Edwina and Katie Laurie will be permitted to compete in the Individual Jumping competition at the Tokyo Olympic Games. Chef de Mission, Ian Chesterman says: "We are thrilled with the outcome for our remaining two Jumping athletes, who have been anxiously awaiting confirmation regarding their participation at the Games. Edwina and Katie have both worked extremely hard to earn their place on the Australian team, and we are delighted they will get the opportunity to realise their Olympic aspirations in arena at Tokyo." Tokyo 2020 will mark a milestone fourth Olympics for Edwina, making her the first Australian Jumping athlete to ride at four Games. "I'm very happy about the outcome for myself and Katie Laurie to be able compete as individuals in Tokyo. I'm proud, and I look forward to representing Australia. I will absolutely give it my utmost best," Edwina says.

Laurie, making her Australian Olympic debut, said: “Words cannot describe the feeling of hearing that Edwina and I could both go as individuals. It’s been a rollercoaster but we are ready and so excited to get to Tokyo.” Edwina and Katie will arrive in Tokyo on Wednesday 28 July.



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