Charlotte Dujardin wins historic dressage bronze to become most decorated British female Olympian of all time

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Charlotte Dujardin on Thursday claimed a bronze medal in dressage to become most decorated British female Olympian of all time.

Dujardin won two golds at London 2021, another at Rio along with a team silver, before picking up two bronze medals in Tokyoy.

While her nine-year reign as Olympic individual dressage champion ended on another night of German domination, a podium finish saw her break the record of five Olympic medals she jointly held with rower Dame Katherine Grainger and tennis player Kitty Godfree.

It was a remarkable performance by 36-year-old Dujardin, given her horse Gio was contesting its first major championship.

The gold medal went to Germany's Jessica Von Bredow-Werndl with TSF Dalera on 91.732 per cent, ahead of fellow German and silver medallist Isabell Werth, riding Bella Rose 2, on 89.657 per cent.

Dujardin posted 88.543 per cent after a display that almost defied logic, given how little Gio had done in terms of his career at the sport's elite level.

Dujardin also won Tokyo team bronze with Carl Hester and Charlotte Fry, with Hester and En Vogue finishing eighth individually, and Fry on Everdale in 13th.

Additional reporting by Press Association.

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