Jessica Springsteen managed to secure a silver medal in the Tokyo Olympics 2020 just after Sweden got the best of her. Jessica Springsteen mentions having high hopes for the match and was brimming with confidence as the match began. It is the first medal to be won by Springsteen, and it was also her debut in the Olympic games. In Saturday’s first round, she rode a powerful stallion and clipped a rail. McLain Ward did the same and caused a tie between the U.S.A and Sweden with eight points in penalty.
Jessica Springsteen also stated that she was happy to get things back on track and manage to fight for the remaining course. Laura Kraut, McLain Ward, and Jessica Springsteen each made clean moves through the short course of the jump-off combining to post a 124.2 seconds time. This marked the second silver in a row for the team of the U.S.A. They had last received gold back in 2008. Ward and Kraut were members of the team even then.
Jessica Springsteen Talks Family And Inspirations
Being the daughter of famous riders Patti Scialfa and Bruce Springsteen, Jessica Springsteen had always been highly involved with stallions and riding them from a tender age. She mentioned that it was all because she got inspired by her mother, who she saw taking lessons and started her training in New Jersey on the family farm.
After the qualifying round on Friday, Jessica Springsteen said that since the coronavirus pandemic was still at large, her parents could not be there in person, but they were watching her games from home. She was excited to be a part of the national team and represent her country. Although the team was unsuccessful in bringing home the gold medal, they did not fall too short and secured the silver medal instead.