Fourth Medal for Ward

McLain Ward

McLain Ward, aboard Contagious, competes in the finals in Tokyo on Aug. 7. (Photos by Annan Hepner)

McLain Ward, who lives in Brewster, won his fourth Olympic medal on Aug. 7 in Tokyo as one of three riders on the U.S. Equestrian show-jumping team. Sweden took gold in the event after defeating the U.S. by 1.3 seconds in a “jump off.” 

U.S. jumping team

The U.S. jumping team — Laura Kraut, Jessica Springsteen and Ward — show off the silver.

Ward’s teammates were Kent Farrington, Laura Kraut and Jessica Springsteen, the daughter of Bruce. It was Ward’s fourth Olympic medal; he was a member of teams that won gold in Athens in 2004 and Beijing in 2008 and silver in Rio in 2016.

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