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Phillip Dutton and Mighty Nice turned in a solid test today to move into 15th place, making them the top Americans on the leaderboard. Lauren Kieffer and Veronica also competed for the U.S. today; they are currently tied for 33rd just ahead of teammate Boyd Martin. Clark Montgomery of the U.S. is now ranked 24th.
But the rankings are only part of the story. Scores are extremely tight on the top half of the leaderboard, meaning a few time faults during tomorrow’s cross-country could cause huge changes in the standings. With a course that is reportedly quite technical and challenging, it’s likely that we’ll see significant shuffling in the rankings before the end of the day tomorrow.
For the team standings, Germany currently holds a 0.2 lead over second-placed France. The U.S. team is tied with New Zealand in sixth place.
Equestrian competition continues tomorrow with the cross-country phase starting at 9:00 a.m. ET. For U.S.-based viewers, coverage of cross-country is scheduled to be included in Olympic broadcasts from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. on the USA network. You’ll also be able to watch online at NBCOlympics.com if you have access to the live stream—it requires a cable or satellite account login. Here’s more on how to watch the equestrian competition from the Rio Olympics.