Michi the Magnificent
Michael Jung is finding it impossible to evade platitudes. They just seem to follow him wherever he goes. Some say the sport of eventing has never been the same since the 32-year-old German made his international senior team debut six years ago. Contemporaries like former world number-one William Fox-Pitt may have won more four-star events, but neither he nor Andrew Nicholson, another world leader, can claim individual world or Olympic titles. In fact, “Michi” (as he is known to friends and colleagues), became the first eventing athlete to hold the European, world, and Olympic titles simultaneously after capturing individual and team gold at the London 2012 Olympic Games. In May, he jumped to the top of the FEI World Eventing Rankings for the first time in his still relatively short career after finishing first and third in the four-star Rolex Kentucky Three-Day Event with Fischerrocana FST and La Biosthetique-Sam FBW,…
Subscribers: enter the email and password connected to your subscription.
First time logging in?
Subscribe now and enjoy full access to Horse-Canada.com
Your All-Access Digital Subscription includes unlimited access to all Horse-Canada.com articles as well as a digital subscription to each issue of Horse Sport, Horse Canada, and Canadian Thoroughbred.
Get full access to Horse-Canada.com including all articles from Horse Sport, Horse Canada, Canadian Thoroughbred, and The Canadian Horse Annual.
Read the digital editions of Horse Sport, Horse Canada, Canadian Thoroughbred, and The Canadian Horse Annual.