Tokyo (AFP) – The Springsteen family has turned platinum multiple times.
It’s also time to make room for some cash.
Jessica Springsteen and the U.S. equestrian jump team got close to an Olympic gold medal, climbing to Sweden Saturday night in a jump that still leaves Americans with a record 10th medal in the event.
“I had high hopes for him to come today,” Springsteen said. “It really gave me a lot of confidence and the ability to have big dreams to ride with them, so I’m really excited.”
It’s a first for Springsteen, 29, the daughter of famous rockers Bruce Springsteen and Patti Sialva, who made her Olympic debut in Tokyo. Riding the mighty stallion, Don Juan van de Donkov cut the track at Brilliams Saturday, as did McClain Ward, bringing the United States into a tie with the Swedes for the first time by eight penalty points.
“I was glad we were able to put him in place and fight for the rest of the course,” Springsteen said.
Springsteen and Laura Kraut-Ward moved cleanly during the short jump and did so with a total time of 124.2 seconds.
Peder Fredricson, the last Swedish sprinter, needed to turn the track in 40.30 seconds or better without errors and ran in a time of 39.01 to claim the country’s fourth gold but first since 1924. The Americans also entered this week with three golds.
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