Equestrian Usman injured during Olympic qualifier, horse dies


Karachi: Pakistan’s top equestrian Usman Khan suffered a critical injury in an incident during Horse Trials CIC-4* Olympic Games Qualifiers in Australia on Sunday.

While he received multiple injuries and in under monitoring, his horse ‘Kasheer’ died during last stages of the qualifier.

According to reports, Usman and the horse fell close to the finish after clearing the last fence. Usman fell so close to the finish line that he wanted to crawl towards it.

Kasheer had a rotational fall and landed on his neck. Within 30 seconds the local vet reached. Kasheer sadly died on impact.

It must be noted here Usman had qualified for the Tokyo Olympics in 2019 through his partner Azad Kashmir but AK died last year.

Usman, due to his lone efforts, and managed Kasheer to keep his hopes alive, however, Pakistan’s last hope of reaching the Olympics were dashed after the latest incident.

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