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Boiling point for Cook
Sussex racehorse trainer Nick Gifford is bracing himself for a nailbiting finish to his sister's hopes of Olympic glory today.
Tina Cook goes into the showjumping at Greenwich Park, the final phase of the eventing, a close-up fifth in the individual event and part of the GB team lying second behind Germany.
Gifford, who watched his sister produce a faultless clear round on Miners Frolic in yesterday's cross-country, said of her long-time mount: "He can be a bit hit and miss. He is prone to being a little bit lazy.
"They can't even touch one of the poles so that will be nailbiting because every little plonk and nick and a pole can go and there's only a pole in it between first, second, third and fourth. On his good day he will jump clear."
Cook produced a double clear on Miners Frolic in Hong Kong four years ago for individuaal and team bronze at the Beijing Olympics.
Gifford said: "He was brilliant in Hong Hong. Same again and medal, hopefully".
Keep track of Cook's and GB team's progress as the day unfolds by following chief sports writer Andy Naylor at Greenwich Park on Twitter, account @AndyNaylorArgus - his tweets appear below.
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