Britain’s Dujardin wins individual dressage gold



LONDON (AP) — Charlotte Dujardin of Britain won the Olympic individual dressage gold medal Thursday on Valegro, scoring 90.089 percent in the deciding grand prix musical freestyle.

Adelinde Cornelissen of the Netherlands, riding Parzival, won silver, while Britain’s Laura Bechtolsheimer, on Mistral Hojris, took the bronze. World Cup champion Cornelissen scored 88.196, and Bechtolsheimer had 84.339.

Dujardin chose music that pleased the partisan British crowd, including Olympic theme music and chimes from Big Ben.

Britain also won team gold in dressage earlier this week, beating Germany and the Netherlands.