BENGALURU: Marking a proud moment for India, Embassy International Riding School (EIRS) rider Fouaad Mirza’s performance has brought India silver medals, at the Asian Games in Jakarta. Fouaad Mirza topped the dressage and cross-country qualifier with the score of 22.40 and notched up a score of 26.40 in the medal round to bag the silver for India.
The Indian Equestrian team, comprising of Rakesh Kumar, Ashish Malik, Jitender Singh and Fouaad Mirza also won the silver for the Indian team with a score of 126.70. The Indian Team was sponsored by the Embassy Group by providing extensive training for the riders overseas.
Speaking on his victory, Fouaad Mirza said, “Our win is a proud moment for India. I am very lucky to be partnered with a horse like Seigneur Medicott and my co-rider team there by bringing two silver medal for the country. I am grateful to the Embassy Group, without Mr. Virwani & his team’s support this win would have only been a dream for India’s Equestrian sport. I look forward to more wins and medals for India in the future.”
Appreciating the Equestrian victory at the Asian Games – Jitu Virwani, Chairman & Managing Director, Embassy Group said, “We are very proud of the Indian Equestrian Team and Fouaad Mirza for having shown exemplary performance in all the Equestrian events at the Asian Games. At Embassy, we are passionate about the Equestrian sport and we are constantly striving to bring up the sport in India with substantial monetary support, encouragement and the best in class facilities required for Equestrian training. This win goes on to show the true potential of this sport, and the talent in our country. It also reiterates that we can win many more medals if Indian sport is better organized.”